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144% More Funds For Agriculture, But Not Enough To Quell Farm Unrest - Nilachala Acharya

onth or Rs 3.5 per person per day (considering a household size of five)--not enough to buy a cup of tea, as has been pointed out. It also offers less effective coverage than the Odisha and Telangana Income Support Schemes whose success inspired it. Not enough to compensate for long years of neglect In an era of record harvests, prices of agricultural produce have crashed, unpaid agricultural loans have grown, and 600 million Indians who depend

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Why Universal Basic Income is Fraught With Serious Problems -Prabhat Patnaik

n a “historic decision” to introduce an income guarantee scheme for the poor, and with the general anticipation that the Narendra Modi government’s last budget will also announce an Income Support Scheme in some form, at least for “farmers”, the idea of a “universal basic income” for the Indian population is once more in the air. This idea was mooted two years ago in the Government of India’s Economic Su

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There is so much confusion about the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana

ding in the Agriculture Census corresponds to the person who actually cultivates the land rather than its ownership.  Many experts and economists, however, doubt whether the government's new Income Support Scheme covers landless and tenant farmers (comprising mainly Scheduled Caste & Scheduled Tribe farmers and women farmers) as well as sharecroppers. From table-1, one could check that in 2015-16 there were 9,98,58,000 (viz. almost 9.99 c

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Prof. Abhijit Sen, a former member of the erstwhile Planning Commission, interviewed by Asit Ranjan Mishra (

shing between farmers and non-farmers A toothless NITI Aayog is trying to flex its muscles on India’s statistical system. And in doing so, it is destroying its credibility NEW DELHI: The Income Support Scheme announced in the interim budget for small and marginal farmers is both regressive and inefficient, because it neither includes the poorest landless farmers, nor does it seek to improve farm productivity, said economist and former mem

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Removing the roots of farmers' distress -C Rangarajan & S Mahendra Dev

ce for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme (Odisha). One problem with the Telangana model is that it does not cover tenants, who are the actual cultivators. Basically, these schemes are Income Support Schemes which will be in operation year after year. Thus, raising the MSP, price deficiency payments or Income Support Schemes can only be a partial solution to the problem of providing remune

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Farmers package in the works: Income Support Scheme and interest-free loans -George Mathew & Sunny Verma

prices for their produce. Mumbai: The NDA government is considering a package of proposals for the distressed agriculture sector that includes interest-free loans, loans without collateral and an Income Support Scheme. Advertising Sources said the Agriculture Ministry, in consultation with Niti Aayog, is working on the broad contours of a plan that includes measures to provide income support and funding relief to small and marginal farmers, in

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

s move was seen by the finance minister as an important step towards doubling the income of Indian farmers. Against the backdrop of states like Telangana, Odisha and West Bengal announcing direct Income Support Schemes and financial assistance schemes/ direct cash transfer schemes for farm households recently, it is essential to check whether the government’s MSP policy ensured remunerative prices over and above the cost of production. A

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Union Budget

.) • Distribution of Pulses to State / Union Territories for Welfare Schemes - Rs. 550 crore in 2018-19 (R.E.) and Rs. 800 crore in 2019-20 (B.E.) • Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi/ Income Support Scheme - Rs. 20,000 crore in 2018-19 (R.E.) and Rs. 75,000 crore in 2019-20 (B.E.) • Urea Subsidy - Rs. 45,000 crore in 2018-19 (B.E.) and Rs. 50,164 crore in 2019-20 (B.E.); Rs. 44,995 crore in 2018-19 (R.E.) • Nutrient Ba

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