Farm sector

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
India should let farmers reach the front doors of consumers locally and globally with as little intervention, intermediation and distortion as possible. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint

The day after Davos

4 min read . 29 Jan 2018
Our agri growth has been suffering for a long time and the trend continues. Photo: Reuters

Framing the farming issue

4 min read . 30 Jan 2018
Average real rural wage growth for women, like that for men, was very high during the period November 2013 to November 2014. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint

Rural wage growth is faltering again

4 min read . 12 Jan 2018
Children of farmers who have committed suicide hold placards during a protest in New Delhi on 19 July. Photo: AP

Are farmer suicides on the wane?

2 min read . 27 Jul 2017
Arun Jaitley said funding for the rural and agriculture sector would be increased by 24% in fiscal 2017-18 to Rs1.87 trillion. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint.