Agricultural Distress

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Year 2018 showed us farmer suicides and agri distress aren't fake news; will 2019 be any different for the kisan?
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Year 2018 showed us farmer suicides and agri distress aren't fake news; will 2019 be any different for the kisan?

Suicides by farmers despite the rollout of freebies should be an important lesson to the government that waiving off farm loans is hardly a way to address farm distress, either in the short-term or long-term.

Without competition in the markets, there won't be any real value realisation for farmers: Pravesh Sharma tells Firstpost
Business

Without competition in the markets, there won't be any real value realisation for farmers: Pravesh Sharma tells Firstpost

Farms that are less than a hectare will not benefit from commercialisation unless efforts are made to consolidate land parcels

Karnataka poll results: Yeddyurappa's loan waiver googly may or may not hit the wicket, but banks better prep for a blow
Business

Karnataka poll results: Yeddyurappa's loan waiver googly may or may not hit the wicket, but banks better prep for a blow

Karnataka CM Yeddyurappa’s move may remain just an announcement if the looming numbers game isn’t in his favour. But banks will get out bowled by his googly.

Narendra Modi hard-sells pro-farmer budget initiatives, says more agriculture credit and easy access will boost income
India

Narendra Modi hard-sells pro-farmer budget initiatives, says more agriculture credit and easy access will boost income

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hard sold pro-farmer initiatives announced in his government's last full-year budget, saying more agriculture credit and easy access to markets will help boost farm income.