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Southern states had a higher proportion of indebted farm households in 2019, shows NSO survey

The Situation Assessment Survey of Agricultural Households and Land and Livestock Holdings of Households in Rural India (NSS 77th Round), which was released recently, informs one about farm households' income in the crop year 2018-19 and indebtedness in 2019 (as on the date of survey), among other things. Prior to the recent report, Land and Livestock Holding Surveys (LHS) and Situation Assessment Survey (SAS) of Agricultural Households used to be...

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What the Q1 GDP numbers say -C Rangarajan and DK Srivastava

-The Hindu With improved revenues, government must increase expenditures to push consumption and investment India’s GDP data for Q1 of 2021-22 was released by the National Statistical Office (NSO) on August 31, 2021. Real GDP growth at 20.1% in Q1 of 2021-22 is largely because of the contraction of 24.4% in the corresponding quarter of the first COVID-19 year, that is, 2020-21. Even with this high growth, the magnitude of real GDP...

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Average daily income from cultivation was ₹27 per day in 2018-19 -Roshan Kishore and Abhishek Jha

-Hindustan Times An Indian farmer earned ₹27 per day on average from cultivation in 2018-19. This is less than what he would have earned doing MGNREGS work through the year. An Indian farmer earned ₹27 per day on average from cultivation in 2018-19. This is less than what he would have earned doing MGNREGS work through the year. These numbers underline the magnitude of the viability crisis in Indian agriculture. India’s inability to shift...

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NSO survey: Most farmers selling in local markets, government agencies procure the least -Richard Mahapatra

-Down to Earth Farmers in general satisfied with return from local sale, but a significant percentage of them get lower than market price The majority of Indian farmers sell their produce in local markets, the 77th round of the National Sample Survey by the National Statistical Office titled Land and livestock holdings of households and situation assessment of agricultural households has found. Government agencies and Agricultural Produce Market Committees account for an...

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Indebted India: Over half of farm households still under debt -Shagun Kapil

-Down to Earth Andhra, Telangana have highest percentage of agricultural households under debt; Average debt: Rs 2.45 lakh in Andhra More than half of India’s agricultural households were in debt, with an average outstanding of Rs 74,121, according to the latest ‘Situation Assessment of Agricultural Households and Land Holdings of Households in Rural India, 2019’ released September 10, 2021. The percentage of households in debt, however, reduced slightly from 51.9 per cent as...

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