The budget, like farm laws, is marred by a gap between intentions and ground realities in Indian agriculture, with research and extension desperately lagging behind
Ajay Jakhar expresses concern about the timing if Budget actions.
Prioritise human resources, farm extension, agriculture research to benefit of farmers and consumers. 90:10 should be Centre:State agri investment ratio. Increase farmer incomes.”
National Dialogue Indian Agriculture Towards 2030: Pathways for Enhancing Farmers’ Income, Nutritional Security and Sustainable Food Systems.
Responding to the paper on ‘Transforming Indian Agriculture’ by @agulati115 and Ritika Juneja on Pathways for Enhancing Farmers’ Income, Nutritional Security and Sustainable Food Systems.
As the government digs in deep to crush the farmers, who cling on for their survival, it is imperative that both reevaluate their positions to come out of the mess with positive outcomes
Incentivise right fertiliser mix. Reduce diesel tax. Subsidise transport of fruits & vegetables, micro-irrigation & solar pumps. Tax unhealthy foods. Distribute soil moisture sensors.
Kisaan Bill 2020
BKS seeks hike in urea price, cut in P&K nutrients rates in Budget for balanced use of fertilisers.
With Abhijit Das, Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi, Dr. Fahmida Khatun, Centre for Policy Dialogue, Bangladesh, Aisha Moriani, Ministry of Commerce, Pakistan & Ambassador Gothami Silva, Ambassador Sri Lanka moderated by Dr. Shahidur Rashid, IFPRI