NITI moots Rs 15,431 per hectare DBT to farmers, suggests dropping 6 subsidies

The NITI Aayog has flagged many challenges and difficulties in going ahead with the proposal

agriculture, farming, farmer, crop, crop insurance

At a time when the government is keen on disbursing agricultural subsidies through direct benefit transfer (DBT), many people have said it could be counter-productive unless various factors are taken into account.   Those skeptical about the move said issues related to tenant farmers, regional- and village-level use of fertilisers and other agriculture inputs need to be addressed for the move to be successful. Infact, NITI Aayog, tasked to provide a road map for DBT in farm subsidies, has flagged several challenges in going ahead with the proposal, including ...