Rural income

Growth in rural wages for men, taken as the simple average wage rate for all rural occupations, fell to 3.09% in January this year, from 6.57% in the same month a year ago. Graphic: Mint

Rural wage growth lowest in 3 years

2 min read . 21 May 2018
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
Agricultural reforms, such as in irrigation and warehousing infrastructure, can help increase farm productivity and therefore incomes. Photo: Reuters

India’s rural distress puzzle

4 min read . 28 Aug 2017
Economists said the increase in rural incomes was channelled into improving living standards, especially the need for a pucca house.

Rural India trades up on its housing

2 min read . 08 Mar 2017
If the finance minister can convince India that the good days are really here—and if the RBI plays ball—we could be ready to roll. Photo: Bloomberg<br />

The consumer is ready; are companies?

2 min read . 12 Mar 2015