Difficult terrain

Print edition : June 13, 2014

A farmer and his family ploughing a field without the assistance of machinery or livestock in Wadla village of Lakhtar taluk, some 90 km from Ahmedabad. Photo: SAM PANTHAKY/AFP

Women working in a paddy field near Raipur in Chhattisgarh. The country achieved a record harvest of 250 million tonnes of foodgrains in 2014. Photo: Akhilesh Kumar

One of the 2.9 lakh farmers waiting for a farm loan waiver, in Medak district in Telangana. Photo: MOHD ARIF

Ratan Bai, wife of Kamal Singh, a farmer who committed suicide at Kulhor near Bhopal in March. Photo: A.M. Faruqui

The BJP’s manifesto has accorded high priority to agriculture but the new government must integrate various schemes if it wants to work out an effective plan to enhance agricultural profitability.
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