Economic Survey 2013: Declining per capita availability of foodgrains a major concern
In comparison, Indian agriculture has performed well primarily due to timely policy interventions, the survey says.
FY13 GDP growth to be at 5.6% despite better rains: BofA-ML
Unless lending rate cuts come off another 50bp, FY13 growth will find it difficul...
How government can boost incomes of farm help to enable them to face a drought better
Sure, the rains are picking up, but droughts will strike again. Government can boost incomes of farm help to enable them to face a drought better.
SUNDAY ET: Five reasons why a drought in India won't matter
From smarter official response systems to availability of better technology and information flow, India's capacity to handle a drought has improved vastly.
ET in the classroom: When does government declare drought?
Even though the share of agriculture in the country’s GDP is declining, a year of poor rainfall means acute hardship for farmers which, in turn, has a negative impact on the economy.
Less rains in key states like Gujarat, UP, Punjab & others may hurt farm production
The weak monsoon may hurt crop output more than expected as rainfall has been much lower than the national average in the breadbasket states.
How normal monsoon could impact agriculture, inflation, income & storage
Chances are monsoons will be normal. So, higher farm output and lower food inflation, right? Not necessarily. A lot depends on when and where it rains.
Tomato market in Maharashtra keeps commission agents at bay
The farmer does not pay the commission agents nor the porters here. He decides the price of his produce and sells it directly to the trader.
India needs modern storage to sustain food bill proposals
Food minister KV Thomas said that country needs modern storage facilities like China to sustain the implementation of new food bill provisions.
Ban on farm exports not lifted fully: Farmers will pay for a badly timed decision
The ban on farm exports has not been lifted fully, despite forecasts of a bumper crop. Globally, the price of wheat has begun to fall.
Wastage, transport cost make vegetable farming unviable
The case of India is same as that of China, the transportation cost is accounting for 30% of the price. Wastages are accounting for another 45%.
Experts unconvinced about the efficacy of MSP policy
Higher minimum support price by the government has been the sole driving force for farmers to finally hike acreage for pulses this kharif.
Farmers brace for monsoon forecast after drought
India's hundreds of millions of farmers braced on Friday for this year's official monsoon forecast, with the 2010 rains of critical importance after the worst drought in three decades.
Economy facing serious stagnation; govt data is dodgy: Congress
Congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha said "the government is in a deep sleep "like Rip Van Winkle", the famous fairytale character. The Reserve Bank itself has lowered India's GDP growth forecast for 2019-20 to 6.1 percent which will be the lowest in last six years. It indicated that the country is headed for serious stagnation."
View: To fuel the economic growth, bring villages closer to towns
India needs to add manufacturing to the still overwhelmingly agricultural rural economy to create jobs. This can be done by setting up units in food processing, dairy, poultry and fisheries.
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