Budgeting for agriculture and food
The Union Budget 2023-24 was presented against the backdrop of some critical geopolitical developments and was the last full budget before the next general elections. Signicantly, 2023 is also the year in which India became the most populated country in the planet and assumed G20 presidency. The Budget served as an opportunity for India to outline its contribution for shaping the global agenda and strengthening its G20 priorities. Also being the first budget of the post-COVID period, it laid out a blueprint for accelerating the Indian growth story while laying down seven priorities of the Union Government. This issue of ICRIER's Agriculture Policy, Sustainability and Innovation (APSI) Quarterly publication, Agri-Food Trends and Analytics Bulletin (AF-TAB) on "Budgeting for Agriculture and Food” focuses on budgetary analysis, particularly around agriculture, subsidies, nutritional security, doubling farmers' income and green growth actions.