To The Point with Ramesh Chand

Days after the agriculture sector got a big push in budget 2018_2019, NITI Ayog Member and the man behind policy making on agrarian economics, Professor Ramesh Chand in an exclusive interview to RSTV said that Prime Minister Modi will meet all the stake holders on February 19 th and 20th on how the policies will be implemented on d ground keeping in mind the Nda govt’s vision of doubling farmers income. Dispelling on the confusion on the minimum support prices the Chand said that Margin to the farmers will be provided on the cost which will be incurred not on the cost that is not incurred. He even said that the services and inputs which a farmer incurs , all those will be put as one group A2+ FL. . Chand said that new baselines for MSP will be created so that farmers get a better remunerative price. During the course of the interview Chand disclosed that on March 1 st the government will hold discussions on how MSP will be implenmented on the ground keeping in mind the price differential schemes. The veteran policy maker even spoke on how the states will be incentivised on strengthening the rural markets

Guest: Professor Ramesh Chand, Member of NITI Aayog

Anchor: Neelu Vyas

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