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MSP was not 1.5 times the cost of production for most kharif crops during the last 6 agricultural years

erest on fixed capital and rental value of own rent. Thus, the value of 'C2' is greater than the value of 'A2+FL', on which we will discuss more in the next section. The report of the Committee on Doubling Farmers’ Income, which was prepared under the chairpersonship of Shri Ashok Dalwai, also defines ‘A2+FL' and 'C2' concepts similarly. Table 1: Relative difference between fixed MSP (including bonus) and 'A2+FL' Cost of Production (

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Doubling Farmers' income: Dalwai committee empowered to oversee implementation

-Financial Express The government has asked the Ashok Dalwai committee to oversee the implementation of its recommendations so that the promise of Doubling Farmers’ income is achieved by 2022. The committee on Doubling Farmers’ income (DFI), headed by Ashok Dalwai, the CEO of Rainfed Area Authority, will act as an ‘empowered body’ to coordinate with different ministries as we

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Doubling Farmers' incomes differently -RG Chandramogan

-The Indian Express Lowering production costs, and a policy shift from ‘managing shortages’ to ‘handling surpluses’, is the way forward for Indian agriculture The government wants farmers’ incomes to double in five years by 2022. While a laudable objective, the reality today is that farmers are suffering stress, if not shrinkage, in their incomes. The demand for loan waivers, and political pressures to implement these, is only a reflection of this underlyin

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Cabinet clears policy to double agri exports

lion in just one year,” Mr. Prabhu said at a press conference. “With this policy, we aim to increase that to $60 billion by 2022. This is in line with the Prime Minister’s vision of Doubling Farmers’ income.” The objectives of the policy are, apart from Doubling Farmers’ income, to diversify the export basket and destinations, and to boost high-value and value-added ex

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How the govt's goal of Doubling Farmers' incomes is shaping up -Sayantan Bera

-Livemint.com Despite several steps taken by the government, it is not possible to double farm incomes by 2022, due to the dismal agriculture growth rates in recent past, say agriculture economists On 13 September, Gyan Singh, a 28-year-old young farmer from Seoni district in Madhya Pradesh, began a week- long journey, first from his village to the state capital of Bhopal, and then in a cramped general compartment of an express train to Delhi. He and his co-traveller, another farmer, wor

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How farmer producer company model can transform Indian agriculture -Jayashree Bhosale

s for its supermarket chain Big Bazaar, triggering hope among many policymakers that the FPC model may succeed where traditional solutions have failed, in helping India overcome the agrarian case and Doubling Farmers’ incomes. In the past one year alone, visitors to Sahyadri Farms, located in Mohadi village near Nashik in Maharashtra, have included members of the government’s premier think tank Niti Aayog, senior ministers, agriculture

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'Rationalising subsidies, improving infrastructure could revive agri-sector' -Kiran Pandey

ure sector is not sustainable The agriculture sector in India seems to be more dependent on input subsidies, but subsidy-driven agriculture systems are not sustainable says the Dalwai Committee on Doubling Farmers’ income. The availability of cheap power has led to irrational use of the groundwater says the panel in its report and calls for rationalising the use of subsidies for needy farmers. For example, subsidised electricity in states lik

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Agri export policy to prepare farmers for global market: Modi -Sayantan Bera

-Livemint.com The government is confident of Doubling Farmers’ income by 2022, says Modi New Delhi: Indian farmers are taking to new and scientific methods of cultivation by adopting organic and solar powered farming, while the government has formulated an agriculture export policy to prepare farmers for the international market, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his Independence Day speech on Wednesday. “Despite apprehension

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Depleting groundwater shrinks India's agricultural lands: Government data -Anuradha Shukla

he country’s cultivated land is shrinking due to depleting ground water levels and extreme weather conditions. This will impact the agriculture output and may upset the Centre’s target of Doubling Farmers’ income by 2022. “Depleting water levels are one of the major concerns for agriculture. In areas that are mainly dependent on groundwater for irrigation, we have seen a continuous decline in farm lands that were being culti

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Using MGNREGA Funds to Subsidise Farm Labour is a Recipe for Disaster -Diego Maiorano and Chakradhar Buddha

the thrust on incomes, water conservation and waste to wealth”. Second, the sub-group will propose ways ‘to align works under MGNREGA fully to the requirements of achieving the goal of Doubling Farmers’ income by 2022. This will improve thrust on water conservation, individual beneficiary schemes, construction of rural haats, vermi-composting etc.’ Both these measures seem to be little more than expanding the list of perm

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