The bitter reality behind the ‘pro-farmer’ budget

drought2-ktjC--621x414@LiveMintSocial anthropologist A.R. Vasavi points out that over the past 30 years, the average income of the farmer has increased by only 19%, while that of the government employee has by 370% and that of the corporate sector by more than 1,000%. She says that while the enhancement for the MGNREGS is to be appreciated, the other allocations to be made good through a new levy are questionable.

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