The clamor for discouraging farmers from growing water-intensive crops like Paddy, Cotton, and Sugarcane in water-starved areas has increased recently. While this is a valid demand considering the alarming water crisis India faces, merely growing less water-intensive crops is not the solution to India’s water woes.
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As India’s first woman Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman presented her maiden Union Budget for FY 2019-20 yesterday (5th July).
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On 23rd May 2019, the BJP-led NDA coalition rode back to power with a thumping majority thereby assuring India of a stable government for the next 5 years. Amongst other things, one of the primary challenges the new government faces is reviving the agriculture industry in India.
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Initiated with the noble aim of empowering farmers to market their own produce efficiently, and in the process double their income by 2022, on 14th April 2016, Government of India launched National Agricultural Market (NAM), which was later renamed as Electronic National Agricultural Market (e-NAM).
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In the first part of this two-part blog series, we covered the basics of Universal Basic Income (UBI) along with certain pro-farmer Indian welfare schemes inspired therefrom. Further, we posed a question as to whether UBI can indeed be the magical cure to end the agrarian crisis in India. In this part, we will delve further into this subject and explore better alternatives to the same.
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