UNION BUDGET: Agriculture

Raw deal for farmers

Print edition :

A farmer belonging to Erukkattur village in Tamil Nadu’s Tiruvarur district trying to salvage the paddy crop in his inundated field, a file picture. Millions of farmers have not benefited from the government’s crop insurance scheme. Photo: M. SRINATH

The Budget lacks any serious effort to address the main issues of unemployment, agrarian distress and falling incomes, revealing a high level of official insensitivity.
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