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Growth in Agri GVA deflator saw a rising trend between 2005-06 & 2009-10, despite using different sources of back-series data

ows a declining trend in comparison to growth in other sectoral GVA deflators, News alert by Inclusive Media for Change dated 13 March 2019 please click here to access  Deflation in WPI of 8 Kharif crops observed during 2016-17 to 2018-19, while their MSPs grew at a positive rate, News alert by Inclusive Media for Change dated 31 December, 2018, please click here to access   Three years ago, key statistics panel revised UPA grow

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In rice bowl of U'khand, dwindling groundwater a big problem -Aakash Ahuja

UR: In Udham Singh Nagar district, considered the rice bowl of Uttarakhand, thousands of farmers are dependent on groundwater resources for irrigating water-hungry crops such as rice, maize and other Kharif crops. Since the past decade, this area has been grappling with intense and rapid depletion of groundwater reserves largely due to over-extraction in the industrial area set up at different cities in the district and the cultivation of nonseasonal

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MS Swaminathan, father of Green Revolution, interviewed by Jitheesh PM & Jipson John (

ala, there is a lot of damage to agriculture due to floods. There I would recommend it. But it is not a method of strengthening agriculture. * In July, the Union Government announced new MSP of 14 Kharif crops for the 2018-19 season. In a statement, you said this MSP was still below your commission’s recommendations. There are various ways to calculate MSP. What would be the most viable MSP calculation? The MSP is still below our recommend

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Rhetoric no salve for farm distress -PP Sangal

elihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA), announced a special package of Rs.10,180 crore, in which 60 lakh small, marginal and landless farmers each would get Rs.10,000 in two instalments for rabi and Kharif crops for three years. Lately, Maharashtra is also mulling with a similar idea. It should be understood that these direct cash transfers would entail large amounts like loan waivers. Will it be sustainable or not? For benefiting farmers, the Cen

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

i marketing season (RMS) 2018-19 at least at 1.5 times the cost of production, said Jaitley. He added that the NDA government decided to extend that formula for fixing MSP for the rest of crops (viz. Kharif crops). So, his government decided to fix MSP for all the unannounced Kharif crops at least at 1.5 times of their production cost. This move was seen by the finance minister as an important step towards

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Farm loan waivers can derail India's growth story -Ramesh Chand

ly raised MSP for kharif 2018 and rabi 2019 crops. Simultaneously, the government also expanded procurement operations to oilseeds and pulses. This has pulled up the farm harvest prices of almost all Kharif crops in the 2018 harvest season, though mandi prices in many cases and crops remained below MSP. This was the first season after the announcement of MSP based on the new cost concept and procurement operations did not go as far as planned. Paddy f

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Slackening of demand indicators weakens India's growth impetus -Aanchal Magazine

-The Indian Express Farmers getting lower prices for their produce, much lower than the minimum support prices announced by the government for the Kharif crops this year, has hit the rural consumption demand story. New Delhi: The consumption-driven story of India’s economic growth is expected to face a slowdown as wide concerns emerge about the weakening rural demand. At a time when public expenditure is likely to be curtailed by the

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Deflation in WPI of 8 Kharif crops observed during 2016-17 to 2018-19, while their MSPs grew at a positive rate

, the policymakers are too late to realise that bitter truth. As a result, there is a growing disenchantment in the rural hinterland against the ruling government at the Centre. An analysis of 14 Kharif crops, namely paddy, jowar (sorghum), bajra (pearl millet), ragi (finger millet), maize, arhar/ tur (pigeon pea), moong, urad (black gram), cotton, groundnut, soyabean, sunflower seed, sesamum and Niger seed by the Inclusive Media for Change team h

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Farm suicide as an indicator of agrarian crisis should be used with caution

of agrarian crisis.       References Commodity prices reported below MSP in mandis, MSP for Kharif crops 2018-19, please click here to access   ADSI Reports, NCRB, please click here to access Table 1.18 Production of Important Crops in Three Largest Producing States in 2016-17 in Statistical Appendix, Economic Survey 2017-18, p

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Fields of ferment -Ashok Gulati

sh; have openly admitted that the farm crisis is a reality and drastic measures are needed to mend matters. The government’s latest big ticket announcement on agriculture was that of MSPs of Kharif crops at 50 per cent margin over cost A2+FL. But as I have written in several earlier pieces in this newspaper, market prices remain way below the MSP. The government is not capable of procuring large quantities of as many as 23 commodities for whi

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