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Boosting agricultural infra – editorials


It is going to assist. However the economic system wants fast help too

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Up to date: Aug 10, 2020 20:10 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF), a mortgage financing facility for enhancing post-harvest infrastructure, August 09(PTI)

On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF), a medium- to long-term infrastructure mortgage financing facility for enhancing post-harvest infrastructure in India. The scheme is aimed toward offering ₹1 lakh crore price of loans for such tasks till 2029. The creation of a complete post-harvest infrastructure in India is usually a game-changer in agriculture. Final yr, Rameswar Teli, minister of state for meals processing industries, instructed the Lok Sabha that 16% of vegetables and fruit and as much as 10% of cereals, oil seeds and pulses are wasted within the nation resulting from insufficient post-harvest infrastructure.

A lot of the storage infrastructure within the nation isn’t owned by farmers. This additionally implies that they’re pressured to promote their complete output at one go instantly after the harvest is over, and when costs are low. As a result of AIF is attempting to rope in farmers’ producers organisations (FPOs) to construct such infrastructure, it should hopefully additionally handle this asymmetry and permit farmers to dispose their produce in a phased method to avail higher returns. It will go a good distance in growing the bargaining energy of Indian farmers.

Laudable because the scheme is, its advantages will solely accrue within the medium- to long-term. The federal government should not lose sight of the fast financial problem of boosting development and incomes. Even earlier than the Covid-19 disaster, the economic system was caught in one in all its worst deceleration phases. The pandemic’s disruption has made issues worse. If the state of affairs doesn’t revive, it’s unlikely that FPOs and different supposed beneficiaries of AIF loans will probably be keen about committing to such investments. There’s a rising consensus that the economic system wants an enormous fiscal push to spice up financial sentiment — RBI’s Client Confidence Survey (CCS) launched final week exhibits that client confidence has plummeted to an all-time low — and development. The optics of Sunday’s announcement — AIF was authorised by the Cupboard a month in the past, and the precise mortgage disbursal on Sunday was simply ₹1,000 crore — is one more sign that the precise fiscal increase to the economic system doesn’t match the size of this authorities’s big-ticket bulletins. This wants to alter.



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