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Farmers indebtedness: Into the abyss?

http://www.downtoearth.org.in/content/abyss Author(s): Jitendra @jitendrachoube1  Jan 31, 2015 | From the print edition The situation of India’s farmers has only become grimmer in the past decade, according to the latest National Sample Survey Office report Illustration: Sorit The lot of the embattled Indian farmer only keeps on getting worse with the passage of time. In the last 10 years, the voluminous debt of Indian agricultural households has increased almost four-fold whereas their undersized monthly income from cultivation has increased three-fold. Even the number of indebted agricultural households has increased in the last 10 years. At the same time, there has been a micro-increment in the number of agricultural households in India. All […]

Farmers find farming unprofitable

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/Farmers-find-farming-unprofitable/articleshow/15442483.cms HYDERABAD: A report released by National Sample Survey Organization ( NSSO) reveals that farmers in rural India spend less than Rs 35 a day. The situation in the rural hinterland of Andhra Pradesh is no better with monthly expenditure hovering at Rs 1,234 per person (or Rs 41 per day). This when the monthly income of farmers in rural areas is being pegged at Rs 1,054 and at Rs 1,984 for their counterparts in urban areas. Expressing concern over the widening income-expenditure gap, professor Aldus Janayya of Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University told TOI that the incomes of 84% of the members of the farming community is less than what […]


http://www.transparentchennai.com/2011/08/24/nsso%E2%80%99s-66th-round-survey-reveals-shocking-data/ New employment data released by the National Sample Survey Organization (NSSO) shows that the UPA government generated only 2 million jobs between 2004 and 2009, even as the economy grew at the rate of 8.43 percent annually. The employment numbers present a stark contrast to the Planning Commission’s target of 58 million jobs in the five years between 2007 and 2012. The new NSSO survey numbers have added on to the pile of problems and corruption charges that the UPA has been embroiled in during its second tenure. Many are now referring to this tenure as the phase of jobless growth. The figure, 2 million new jobs, looks worse when one […]

NSSO Survey 66th Round Reports brings deep urban-rural divide into focus

NSSO survey brings India’s deep urban-rural divide into focus, Per capita expenditure of urban India was 88% higher than rural India: The survey estimated average MPCE in 2009-10 to be INR1054/USD23.71 and INR1984/USD44.63 in rural India  and urban India  respectively implying per capita expenditure level of the urban population was on an average 88% higher than the rural  counterpart. The consumption inequality within the rural population was also considerable with the top 10% of India’s rural population having an average MPCE  (INR2517/USD56.63) 5.6 times that of the poorest 10% (INR453/USD10.19). A similar trend was noticeable within the urban population with the top 10% having a 9.8 times higher average MPCE (INR5863/USD127.85) compared that of the bottom 10% (INR599/USD13.48). Considering […]

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