Budget allocation

Roughly half the workforce is engaged in the farm sector, which contributes only 15% of national income. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint

Farmers need economic freedom

4 min read . 06 Feb 2018
Finance minister Arun Jaitley arrives at Parliament to present the Union budget in New Delhi on 1 February. Photo: Reuters
The lower allocation is expected to put pressure on interest costs of fertilizer companies. Graphic: Naveen Kumar Saini/Mint

Govt lays all bets on the farm

2 min read . 02 Feb 2018
Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint