The Budget and the farmers: The government’s dilemma in 2018*

Feb 1st 2018, Jayati Ghosh

Budget 2018 is expected to be famer-oriented, with persistent agricultural distress and near-stagnant farmer income contrary to the promises made by the government. But, even as the election come near, the scale of increased spending that is required for all of this is unlikely to be met, given the self-imposed constraints of “fiscal responsibility”.
    

* This article was originally published in Quartz India: January 31, 2018


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