Farm to factory: Small farmers need second source of income

The writer, AS Mittal, is vice-chairman of the Punjab State Planning Board.

In farming, size matters. 70% of India’s farmers have small and marginal land holdings, operating below one hectare. On an average, smaller holdings lose money as their household costs are higher than their earnings. According to the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), the average income of farmers owning up to two hectares is Rs 5,240 […]

Stimulus package deadline extended to March 31 for farm sector small entrepreneurs

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FE REPORT | Published: December 30, 2020 08:47:45 | Updated: December 30, 2020 13:19:17 The central bank has extended the deadline by three months to execute the stimulus package for small entrepreneurs in the farm sector, officials said. The banks are now allowed to implement the package for the priority sector by March 31 next […]