5 min read.Updated: 31 Jan 2019, 10:00 PM ISTMontek S. Ahluwalia
Income transfers are not the one-stop solution to agrarian distress. Farm profitability deserves highest priority
Farm distress is in the news, with much speculation on whether today’s interim budget will announce some new income transfer scheme. We will know soon enough, but we need to distinguish the role of income transfers from what is needed to deal with farmer distress. Here are six issues political parties need to keep in mind as they consider different alternatives for the next year.