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'Anti-national' thoughts -Pranab Bardhan

make India the third-largest economy in the world by the end of the next decade, to make it reach the list of top 50 countries in the ranking of Ease of Doing Business, and repeats the old promise of Doubling Farmers’ income by 2022. In the West, there is an old saying that “patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel”. But what do foreigners know about the glories of Hindu nationalism? Gandhiji regarded armed nationalism a &ld

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No achhe din for the farmer -Ashok Gulati & Ranjana Roy

real incomes of agri-households move in tandem with the overall agri-GDP growth. It is also important to take note of these figures in light of the Modi government’s much talked-about target of Doubling Farmers’ incomes by 2022-23. Please click here to read more.

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Unmet farm challenge

also the lowest since the minus 1.1 per cent rate recorded way back in October-December 2004. Worse, we now have seven consecutive quarters of single-digit nominal growth rates — the target of Doubling Farmers’ income in five years requires an annual increase of 14.4 per cent. Advertising The above data is reflective of a phenomenon rarely seen in India: Agricultural produce deflation. That this isn’t a one-off thing is establis

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No budget for farmers -Ashok Gulati

mers have been suffering in recent years because of the low prices they have received due to restrictive marketing and trade policies. Until major marketing reforms are initiated, there is no hope of Doubling Farmers’ real incomes by 2022-23. The enhanced interest subvention only leads to diversion of funds from agriculture to non-agriculture uses. There is ample evidence that in some states agri-credit is even more than the value of agri-out

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Farm loan waiver: Majority and poorest farmers do not benefit-a status check -Prasanna Mohanty

armers in line with Telangana's popular Rythu Bandhu (Agriculture Investment Support Scheme). What needs to be understood is that agrarian distress did not happen overnight. Niti Aayog's 2017 report, Doubling Farmers' Income,  and many such analyses, state clearly that the problems started after 1991-92 - until when both farm and non-farm sectors grew at the same level - and so requires a comprehensive approach to pull the sector out of the crisi

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Impossible to double farmers' income in six years, says Abhijit Sen -Abhishek Waghmare

ors and labourers; favours loan waivers, is skeptical about cash support scheme New Delhi:  Former member of the erstwhile Planning Commission, Abhijit Sen, has said that the ambitious aim of Doubling Farmers’ incomes is impossible target in the period the government has set for it. Addressing an Economics Summit organised by Sri Ram College of Commerce in Delhi, he however commended the government on changing the nature of the debate fr

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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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