Written by Harish Damodaran | New Delhi | Published: January 18, 2018 2:42 am The best year, as far as the rains go in recent times, has been 2013. The country, on the whole, received more rainfall in 2017, spread over the winter, pre-monsoon, monsoon and post-monsoon seasons, than in the previous year (see table). Yet, the Central Statistics Office expects agricultural growth during 2017-18 to be only 2.1 per cent, as against last year’s 4.9 per cent. The agriculture ministry’s data, too,...
Written by Harish Damodaran | New Delhi | Published: January 17, 2018 5:11 am The idea of constructing pucca homes for one crore-plus rural families may prove politically useful, as beneficiaries would mainly comprise Dalit, Adivasi and Most Backward Classes. To STEM rural disquiet caused by falling crop prices, the central government has turned to the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G). Over 51 lakh permanent houses are slated to be built in 2017-18 and the government hopes to equal...
Written by Harish Damodaran | New Delhi | Published: January 11, 2018 2:38 am Farm labourers planting potato at a field near Hathras in Uttar Pradesh. (Express Photo: Harish Damodaran) Rural wage growth has slowed down after registering a steady increase from late-2015 that continued right through demonetisation and the first half of 2017. The daily wage rate in rural India for male workers across 25 occupations (12 agricultural and 13 non-agricultural) averaged Rs 309.95 during October, as...
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