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.
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.
Challenge before the governments is to build systems to sustain focus and integrate activities aligned to sustainable agriculture practices as climate change poses new risks to yields and quality of food crops
A report by the Concerned Citizens' Group (CCG) headed by former finance minister Yashwant Sinha says the government prevented the movement of trucks on the highways and therefore they must take responsibility for hurting the apple trade
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