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We want to promote shift of agri labourers to other sectors: Ramesh Chand

Agrarian distress began after reforms started in 1991, when focus shifted to manufacturing and services sector, says Prof Ramesh Chand of NITI Aayog

Rajesh Bhayani  |  Mumbai 

Agriculture has not progressed well despite economy growing at 7.5 per cent. Drought and slow pace of reforms in agri-marketing are seen as a major issues. Ramesh Chand, member of NITI Aayog, talks to Rajesh Bhayani about the problems faced by the sector. Edited excerpts: What should the government do to address the distress in the agriculture sector? Agrarian distress has begun after reforms started in 1991, when focus shifted to the manufacturing and service sectors, which grew much faster. It was only a decade later that some reforms were undertaken in the sector, like removing ...

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