Can Budget 2018 address slowdown in rural economy?
Union Budget 2018 may be able to offer sops for big farmers but it would not be able to deal with the structural challenges facing India's rural economy
The results of the Gujarat elections, in which the opposition Congress outperformed the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in rural constituencies, and the growing number of farmer agitations in the country have focused attention on rural India ahead of this year’s budget. But addressing the rural challenge successfully will depend on an accurate diagnosis.
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