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The income revolution

Making agriculture remunerative through a structural transformation has to be topmost priority

India's leading wea­ther forecaster and agriculture risk monitoring company, Skymet, recently predi­cted a sluggish start to the monsoon and below normal rains to the tune of 93 per cent. Given the signals of rural distress in the recent past, especially the back-to-back droughts from 2014 to 2016, monsoon delay and deficit will only deepen the farm crisis.

Instead of panicking, the new government should plan for such an eventuality. Agriculture being

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