Farm distress is now haunting us: NITI Aayog’s Rajiv Kumar (Mint)
India’s Mint published an article featuring comments from speakers at the launch of the 2018 Global Food Policy Report in India. Though the 2018 Global food Policy Report found agricultural incomes have risen significantly in India, speakers affirmed that farmers remain relatively poor. Food security, malnutrition, and dietary diseases also pose a significant challenge to development. “For the next few years, we have to concentrate on curbing hunger and malnutrition, and make sure that our farmers come up to the same level as their urban counterparts,” said Rajiv Kumar, vice-chairman of central government think tank NITI Aayog.