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Doubling farmers' incomes

The govt's goal or how it plans to achieve it is unclear

Business Standard Editorial Comment  |  New Delhi 

The more the government and its functionaries talk about their commitment to double farmers’ incomes, the more they compound the confusion over this issue. Though this has been one of the promises made in the 2014 election manifesto of the ruling party, Bharatiya Janata Party, and talked about frequently by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ministerial colleagues, the fact that the base year for it will be 2016-17 and the target year 2021-22 is emerging only now. There is yet no clarity as to whether it is the real income (adjusted for inflation) or the nominal income that the ...

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First Published: Tue, February 14 2017. 22:44 IST
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