Farm Subsidy News
The credit target has increased consistently over time, with credit worth Rs 11.68 lakh crore being given to farmers in 2017-18, as opposed to the year’s Rs 10 lakh crore target, sources said
Inflation in 2018: Data shows price rise within comfort zone, but farmers hit due to low prices for agri produce
The latest data puts retail inflation for November at the year's lowest level of 2.33%, mainly due to low prices of food articles, coupled with deflation in some agricultural products—which is a good news for consumers as well as the government and the RBI.
Need to blend subsidy with investment to enhance agriculture sector growth, make it self-sufficient: Arun Jaitley
Important areas which require investment include physical infrastructure, social sector and farm sector, Jaitley said.
Poverty in India has become intrinsically linked with the overdependence of the majority on agriculture