Govt puts on hold changes to fertilizer, food subsidies3 min read . Updated: 23 Feb 2021, 05:51 AM IST
While the government has not been able to revise subsidized foodgrain provided under the public distribution system since 2013, the direct transfer of fertilizer subsidies to farmers has also not made any headway beyond pilot projects
The farmers’ protest has prompted the finance ministry to indefinitely postpone proposed changes to food and fertilizer subsidies on fears that these reforms will further alienate farmers and the poor.
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