Ajay Modi, special correspondent of Business Today, lists down five key points that Budget 2015-16 should focus on in agriculture sector.
- Expand Agriculture Research: Aim at enhancing crop yield by improving productivity.
- Augment farm credit: Improve flow of credit to farmers at concessional rates.
- Infrastructure focus: Incentives for warehousing and cold chain storage.
- Insurance: Schemes for crops insurance to farmers to salvage them in case of crop failure.
- Cash subsidy on fertilisers: Direct cash transfer of subsidy to farmers to bring efficiency.