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What ails rural Rajasthan -Sudhir Kumar Suthar

fted towards cash crops like mustard and cotton (Sri Ganganagar contributes 18 per cent of Rajasthan’s cotton production). A gradual increase in the cost of farm inputs has led to a rise in the Cost of Agricultural Production. Increasing access to education and high income levels in the two districts has led to consumerism among the rural youth. This economic change was, however, not accompanied by changes in social and cultural values. The y

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Bundelkhand is ringing an alarm. Is anyone hearing? -Pankaj Srivastava

ots into the depletion of forest cover,” said its report ‘Study on Bundelkhand’. Rapid commercialisation of agriculture and poor irrigation system has greatly increased the input Cost of Agricultural Production. The output, however, has not increased in the same proportion making agriculture a loss-making activity. Getting influenced from the commercialisation of agriculture across the country, farmers of Bundelkhand have also sta

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Nature-based farming need of the hour, says expert

et farming would be conducted for farmers of the North Andhra districts at AU Ambedkar Assembly Hall here from Monday, Mr. Palekar told media here on Sunday. The Green Revolution had increased the Cost of Agricultural Production as farmers were dependent on outside sources for inputs, including seeds, fertilizers and pesticides, he said. With the rise in the cost of inputs, farming was increasingly becoming un-remunerative. This was pushing farm

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High Rural Wages Have no Bearing on Inflation -Gayathri Nayak

ponsored public work has increased the bargaining power of the work force.The increase in agricultural wage was found to be a significant determinant of movements in food prices through its impact on Cost of Agricultural Production. Yet an econometric exercise done by the authors does not show any significant relation between MNREGA and high food inflation over the long run, though it admits to it having some impact in the short run. The study sh

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Farmers' suicides

n Maharashtra, the Court asked TISS to conduct a survey study. Based on the survey, the Court asked the Maharastra government to consider the issue seriously. The TISS report identified the untenable Cost of Agricultural Production and indebtedness as the key reasons for suicides. The IGIDR report, on the other hand, did not implicate the government or its policies for the suicides; instead it sought a greater role for government intervention through

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