The farmers are in trouble because the glut means that the value of the crop has gone down

UPLI NAGNI, TEHRI-GARHWAL: The words 'seed capital' take on a whole new meaning in the hills of Uttarakhand.

Launching a major move to liberalise agricultural markets in the country, the Centre circulated among the states a draft model law seeking to break the monopoly of traditional APMC mandis and allowing states to set up a unified platform and also private players to set up individual market yards.

This study analyzes the long-term impact of India’s Food Security Act on its domestic rice market and the international market for rice.

In India, peri-urban areas are too often neglected. Many people live in poverty and face increasing marginalisation and food insecurity. Yet peri-urban agriculture could be a major contributor to poverty alleviation and food security.

The Economic Survey of Maharashtra is a concerted endeavor of Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Planning Department, which is prepared every year and the same is presented in the Budget Session before the State Legislature. The present publication for the year 2016-17 is the 56th issue in the series.

According to the Delhi Government, the economy of the national Capital is booming with the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) estimated to grow at 12.76 per cent in 2016-17. It claimed that the advance estimate of Delhi at current prices during 2016-17 is likely to attain level of Rs 6,22,385 crore. However, in terms of constant prices, which does not take inflation into account, the economy growth rate saw a decline from 8.82 per cent in 2015-16 to 8.26 per cent in 2016-17 as per advance estimates

In India, peri-urban areas are too often neglected. They are fraught with institutional ambiguity, unplanned growth, poor infrastructure and environmental degradation. Many peri-urban inhabitants live in poverty and face increasing marginalisation and food insecurity.

A goal of agricultural policy in India has been to reduce farmers’ dependence on informal credit. To that end, recent initiatives have been focused explicitly on rural areas and have had a positive impact on the flow of agricultural credit.

The Public distribution system (PDS) is an Indian food Security System for the poor people established by the Government of India under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution.

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