Why food inflation may turn sticky
Despite the slowdown in rural demand, the spike in food prices is not showing any signs of cooling. Here’s why
This is the best time for the budget to address the volatility in food prices. Reliable market intelligence on crop production and timely advisories to farmers can help stabilize prices
New Delhi: For more than five years now, the Indian countryside has only heard stories of anguish. Consecutive years of drought in 2014 and 2015 gave way to record harvests in the years that followed, leading to an unprecedented crash in farm gate prices—from pulses to potatoes, farmers repeatedly harvested losses.