All you need to know about NABARD's 'agriculture household' survey

This survey also shows how things have moved forward since the last large-scale sample survey conducted by NSSO in 2012-13

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Ensuring that farmers get the benefits of MSPs is a big challenge for the central and state governments

Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
The recent survey by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard), which attracted criticism for increasing the threshold of income for agricultural households, has some insights into how the rural landscape in the country has been changing.

Released on August 17, the survey defined those households as agricultural that earned Rs 5,000 or more each month from agricultural activities, such as farming, horticulture, fodder, plantation, animal husbandry, poultry, fishery, piggery, bee-keeping, vermiculture, and sericulture, and had at least one member indulging in agricultural activities in the past 365 days. 

This definition was similar to the one in the National Sample Survey Office’s (NSSO’s) 70th Situational Assessment Survey (SAS) in 2012-13. The only difference is that the NSSO’s survey had Rs

First Published: Aug 22 2018 | 8:32 PM IST

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