Universal Basic Income – A Silver Bullet To End Agrarian Distress? Part 1 of 2

Universal Basic Income

Since the last 7 decades, successive governments in India have tried their best to find a long-term solution to address the country’s ailing farm sector. But despite their best efforts, the Indian agriculture sector continues to stay distressed.

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Looking Beyond Farm Loan Waivers: Emerging Perspectives – Part 2

NeML - Looking beyond farm loan waivers

In the first part of this two-part series, we covered the various diverse perspectives that are emerging on Farm Loan Waivers in India and presented a new perspective – linking Commodity Spot Markets with short-term credit linkage initiatives to enhance famers’ bargaining power that will lead to better realisations for their agriculture produce.

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Looking Beyond Farm Loan Waivers: Emerging Perspectives – Part 1

Farm Loan Waivers

The announcement of loan waivers for farmers has been cited as one of the key factors for a leading national party’s return to power in three Hindi heartland states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan. As we write this, diverse views from numerous experts on the efficacy of farm loan waivers are already in the air.

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‘Unified Agriculture Market’ project in Karnataka wins the prestigious CAPAM 2018 Award

NeML wins CAPAM 2018 Award
Mr. Manoj Rajan (4th from left) and Mr. R Ramaseshan (3rd from right) receiving the CAPAM 2018 Award

It is a matter of great pride that our initiative with the Government of Karnataka – ‘Unified Agriculture Market’ has won the Common Wealth Association of Public Administration International Innovation Awards – CAPAM 2018 in the ‘innovation in public services management’ category at Guyana on October 24, 2018.

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Agriculture Export Policy: Looking Within

Agri India

With every passing year, more and more Multinational Companies (MNCs) across the globe are entering the Indian market to sell value-added agri products that fetch far higher prices than what their India-sourced raw commodities fetch. For e.g. a popular brand’s 250 gms. packet of Cornflakes, with minimal fortification, sells at a 3-4 times higher price than raw cornflakes. The same goes for Imported Fruits like Apples, Oranges and Grapes that command a premium of 50-100% over the ones produced in India.

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