Does the Agriculture Policy in Maharashtra meet famers’ needs?

  • Babasaheb Mundhe Assistant Professor Dept. of Politics and Public Administration, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune

Abstract

The paper seeks to study the impact of agriculture policy in terms of making available basic requirements for undertaking farming from coarse cereal farmers in the State of Maharashtra. The basic requirements like use, adequate, and timely provision of quality seeds, fertilizers, crop loans, and quality extension services are essential for ensuring agriculture prosperity, and thereby contributing to farmers’ well-being. The study based on field survey of coarse cereal farmers reveals that provision of basic needs are well short of desired level necessary for achieving sustainable agricultural development in general and coarse cereal farmers in particular. Secondly, policy provision of basic inputs is not as per demand and requirements of famers. Third, the policies are found to be highly inadequate and untimely in most of these aspects.

Author Biography

Babasaheb Mundhe, Assistant Professor Dept. of Politics and Public Administration, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
Professor

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Published
2017-02-06