ASHOK GULATI SHWETA SAINI | JUNE 20 2016 | INDIAN EXPRESS
NDA’s existing agricultural policies are ill-equipped to achieve the stated goal of doubling them in five years.
As the Narendra Modi government completed two years in office, almost each arm of government issued hordes of advertisements celebrating achievements and delineating policies and programmes that were transforming India. The ministry of agriculture and farmers’ welfare came out with a big picture of PM Modi, spelling out 10 points reflecting the government’s agri-vision and strategic interventions to transform Indian agriculture. Topping this list were: “Farmers’ income to be doubled in five years”, followed by the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana, soil health cards, organic farming,…CONTINUE READING