Strengthen the traditional employment bases of agriculture and allied industries, and retail -through modernization as well as stronger credit and market linkages

Strengthen the traditional employment bases of agriculture and allied industries, and retail -through modernization as well as stronger credit and market linkages.

In Agriculture, the policy mix is right but implementation poor.

April 24, 2017 | PTI | Full article

In the first three years of the present dispensation at the Centre, agri-GDP grew by just 1.7% per annum, which is less than half of what was achieved during the last three years of the UPA government (3.6%).

Such a poor performance is primarily because of the droughts in 2014 and 2015. In order to tackle droughts more effectively, the Modi government tweaked and improvised existing schemes and launched Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) and Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY).

Also, a new scheme, e-National Agriculture Market (e-NAM), was launched to link 585 regulated agri-markets across the country.

From plate to plough: An unfulfilled farm manifesto

April 24, 2017 | PTI | Full article

On agriculture, three years into the Modi government, while many steps have been taken to realise promises made in 2014, others have fallen by the wayside

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