ISBN : 9780190126131
The Green Revolution resulted in spectacular advancements in Indian agriculture. Having achieved food security for its citizens, the country has now become a net exporter of different agricultural commodities. But sadly, this does not reflect the real state of the Indian agricultural sector. In truth, our farmers are plagued by crop failures, poor income, and indebtedness. Such is their misery that they are of late driven to commit suicide. In this book, the author identifies poor returns from crop cultivation as the root cause of farmers' problems. Using vast temporal and spatial data, the author explores further and attempts to address some very pertinent questions facing Indian agriculture today: What is the current trend in farm income? Are the returns from irrigated crops better than un-irrigated crops? Does increased productivity guarantee increased income? Has the agricultural price policy benefitted farmers? To what extent does rural infrastructure development help in increasing farm income? Has the rural employment guarantee scheme affected farm profitability? The answers will help us determine if we can double farm income by 2022-3, a target set by the present union government.
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Foreword by R. Radhakrishna
PART I: MACRO ANALYSIS OF FARM INCOME
2. Farm Income in India: Trends, Dimensions and Myths
3. Farm Income: Irrigated versus un-Irrigated Crops
PART II: PRICE POLICY AND FARM INCOME
4. Has Agricultural Price Policy Benefitted Paddy Farmers?
5. Agricultural Market Access and Farm Income Nexus
PART III. PROFITABILITY AND FARM INCOME
6. Has MGNREGS Affected the Farm Profitability?
7. Is Sugarcane Cultivation Profitable to Farmers?
8. Farm Profitability in Andhra Pradesh: A Temporal Analysis
PART IV. FOOD SECURITY, PROCUREMENT AND FARM INCOME
9. Crop Holiday and India's New Food Security Worries
10. Procurement of Foodgrains and Farm Income Nexus
PART V. INPUT USE, INFRASTRUCTURE AND FARM INCOME
11. Rural Infrastructure Development and Agricultural Output Nexus
12. Are the Inputs Used Efficiently in Crops Cultivation?
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