Doubling farmer's income: The case of India

Published date01 May 2019
Date01 May 2019
| World Food Policy. 2019;5:24–34.
© 2019 Policy Studies Organization
DOI: 10.1002/wfp2.12002
Doubling farmer's income: The case of India
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1Guru Gobind Singh Indraprashta
University, New Delhi, India
2Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi,
Rohit Singh, Department of Economics,
University School of Humanities and
Social Sciences, Guru Gobind Singh
Indraprastha University, New Delhi, India.
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Agriculture, in most of the developing and under‐developed
countries, is the primary sector responsible for employment
and livelihood of the majority of population, especially
rural. This sector is entrusted with the responsibility of
poverty alleviation in rural areas and contribution to over-
all economic growth. Hence, designing optimal policy and
setting objectives have always been a concern area for the
policy‐makers. In the last fiscal year, policy objective of
doubling farmer income by the year 2022 was announced by
the government. This paper analyzes the historical aspects
of doubling of farmer's income using the National Sample
Survey Office's situation assessment survey and draws pro-
jection for the future at degenerate level across land holding
and states. This paper reviews the optimal mix of policies
that should be adopted by the government to successful dou-
ble the farmer’s income. The paper also presents a compara-
tive analysis with such policy objective being successfully
achieved in Chinese economy.
doubling of farmer’s income, NSSO situation assessment survey, policy
mix in agriculture sector
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