India Budget 2018
I am happy to see the emphasis on agriculture and allied sectors of fisheries and animal husbandry. Doubling income of farmers from the same land, by 2022 is an ambitious target. Now this will be within reach thanks to this budget allocation. By linking MSP to production cost, promoting cluster-model approach, along with the focus on bamboo, food processing, and market development,
I see that the government is aiming to drive professionalism, standardization, and specialization in the agriculture sector. In the long run, this will strengthen the agriculture and allied sectors, and bring in more jobs into both rural and urban economies.
[Hanmantrao Gaikwad is the Chairman and Managing Director of BVG Life Sciences Limited and BVG India Limited]