Indian Farmer


March 12, 2019

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme is an initiative of the Government of India introduced in the interim budget of 2019 in which 120 million small and marginal farmers who have less than 2 hectares of landholding will get up to Rs 6000 per year as minimum income support.

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Rural Electrification

THE UNENDING MYTH – The two areas of development the Nation is getting all wrong for decades

February 17, 2019

As the Incumbent Government approaches towards the end of its one full term, here are the two deep cracks they should look out for and ensure healing at the earliest. The first plunge we take on is to show how wrong our Nation has been since decades with the sentiments of the masses regarding Electricity. […]

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Dry Land

Andhra Pradesh Drought Mitigation Project – Journey So Far

February 15, 2019

The Government of Andhra Pradesh has taken up Andhra Pradesh Drought Mitigation Project (APDMP) to find a longer-term solution to manage droughts and mitigate distress arising out of it. The project has been started with the goal to improve the incomes and strengthen the drought resilience of 165,000 farm households with an estimated project cost […]

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Indian Farmer

Agrigators: transforming farmers’ lives ‘organically’

January 13, 2019

Dr.K.Karthikeyan, founder of Agrigators organic Agriculture  farming and retail Project has agreed to shed light on his organic business model for The Public Economist: To introduce myself, My family have a history of more than 100 years in organic Agriculture and Ayurvedic Treatments. I am passionate in organic agriculture to give farm fresh produce directly […]

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Asymmetric Information and Economic Policy

November 21, 2018

Consider a market for second hand cars where the sellers are usually more informed about the quality of the car and its various features than the buyers. The car can either be a “lemon” (bad quality second-hand cars) or a “peach” (good quality second-hand cars) and assume that the buyer is willing to pay 50,000 […]

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Indian Farmer

Is Agricultural Credit India’s Subprime Story?

November 8, 2018

If one has to pick an Indian equivalent of USA’s 2007-08 national banking emergency ‘subprime mortgage crisis’ it would definitely be the biggest component of targeted or priority sector lending programme: Agricultural Credit. Although the share of agriculture in Gross Bank Credit(GBC) in India at present is not as high as the share of credit […]

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