Anirudh Rajan

“Crop Insurance Schemes: Dismally Inefficient And Poorly Implemented”

While the Government is pushing for insurance schemes in the agricultural sector, a Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) audit report points towards some glaring flaws in the implementation of such schemes in the state of Himachal Pradesh.

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Will Now FOBs Really Give Priority to Priority Sectors?

Last Thursday, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued a circular reaffirming that foreign owned banks (FOBs), having over 20 branches in India, meet sub-targets for loans to small and marginal farmers in priority sector lending.

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Insuring against Investment: How policies foster agricultural distress

2017-18 is turning out to be another poor year for agriculture. Despite improving monsoons, farmer suicides continue to mount caused by high levels of agrarian debt coupled with meager prices and low returns from farming.

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