We will continue to implement Rythu Bandhu and Rythu Bima schemes. It has definitely mounted some amount of pressure on the Government of India and on other states as well, says Telangana Minister for Agriculture.
Sanjiv Kumar Chadha, Managing Director, National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (NAFED) in a conversation with Outlook Poshan’s Charupadma Pati, talks about how government schemes over the last five years has incentivized farmers to improve pulses production in the country and enabled more people to consume protein-rich diet
Reiteration of measures like the National Cold Storage Grid by the Railways and Krishi Udaan scheme, acknowledges deficits in infrastructure that has correlation with spoilage, wastage and food inflation.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced cuts in personal income tax, extended tax benefits for affordable housing and gave relief to companies on payment of dividend in the Union Budget for 2020-21 as the government looked to boost consumption to bring the economy out of the worst slowdown in 11 years. Follow live updates here
Lack of know-how regarding international markets and consumers, infrastructural constraints, and pesticide residues in produce are holding back Indian farmers from fully integrating into global supply chains