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Farmer’s Incomes and Agrarian Crisis

Agriculture continues to play an important role in the overall growth of the Indian economy despite a structural shift towards the service sector during recent decades. Despite a decline in the share of agriculture in national income from 55.1 per cent in 1950-51 to 13.9 per cent in 2013-14, agriculture still holds the key to transformation of India's rural economy. But, there are many challenges too. The country achieved self-sufficiency in food production at the macro level, but still confronts...

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