Low farm price and low agriculture productivity is possible in Agrarian distress. Suggest the way to double the farmer income by 2022.

Structure of answer:

  • Introduction (discuss the current Agrarian distress facing India).
  • What is agrarian distress?
  • How it will help formers?
  • What the agrarian distress demand policy?
  • Way forward.
  • Conclusion.

Key points:

  • The rising demand for farm loan waivers across states show the extent of agriculture distress.
  • This agrarian distress demands urgent policy attention on the following lines:
  • raise productivity
  • reduce costs of cultivation by providing quality inputs at subsidised rates
  • provide remunerative prices following the recommendations of the Swaminathan Commission
  • ensure assured procurement of output
  • expand access to institutional credit
  • enhance public investment for infrastructural development
  • institute effective crop insurance systems
  • Establish affordable scientific storage facilities and agro-processing industries for value addition etc.
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