Economic growth slows down?
No, not at all!
See, the World Bank’s projection for the next year!

The very next day after the Prime Minister met the economists, came the World Bank projection of 7.3% for 2018 and 7.5 % in the next two years.

modiYou see the economists these days have become more timid, academic and pro-government. The talents at the NITI Ayog seem limited.

It is the practical men, the politicians and the leaders who can take a broader view of things. It is the classes, in the Indian case, the caste groups, the privileged and the disadvantaged sections who can give policy makers a sense of robust reality and therefore some practical policy inputs.

One newspaper full page advertisement by a trade body put out even a crass claim of “How the Indian economy can grow at 10% per year for a decade”.

Is this not a certain madness, if not plain stupidity to trates the serious issue of economy growing or otherwise?

You see, we seem to be living through a particular way of politics and doing business and many other areas of national life.

First, economy is a tough field and its growth or slow-down depending upon various factors, politics included. Even the Prime Minister has not responded to the news about the economy slowing down. There are also various viewpoints as to why the economy slowed down. May be there are certain objective factors like the policies like Demonetisation or GST etc.

We need a more detailed analysis of policies we have adopted so far. The last three and half years are certainly a crucial period. Nor can we simply jump to the conclusion that the Indian economy under the UPA regime was all that good. The peoples’ perception certainly matters. There was large-scale corruption and the people were faced with many other issues like unemployment etc. The poverty ration, when compared to China, was still higher here.

And also, there is this reality that in the last three and half years there has been no doubt  the Indian economy has undergone a great deal of  structural  shifts, there is transformation of the economy, there is solid growth in several key sectors.

There are external factors too like the crude oil prices that impact the Indian economy significantly. The chief statistician says that advance estimates indicate there is higher growth ahead. From one quarter to another there can be significant variations. Anyway, these are too serious issues for the government to take stock of the economic performance of the various sectors. Each issue needs separate and in-depth discussion.

It is another matter how the politician opinion is being shaped by the ruling and the Opposition parties. You see ours is a democracy and unlike, say, China, we have so many parties and also the highly extreme political polarisation in the polity. The PM also has characterised that there has been a paradigm shift. This is a fairly correct statement, it seems.

The important point here is however that the economy is big, next only to USA and China and as such we have to be very moderate in expressing opinion unless we are committed to the Indian story.
Our political institutions are fairly stable and we have a particular way of conducting ourselves, the media has a role, a responsible role and how the public opinion and public perception is shaped by these institutions.

As for particular sectors, we as a media devoted to the agri sector, has to note that a 2.1 per cent growth is certainly disappointing but not totally unexpected. We are sure the PM-NITI Ayog meet would deliberate on the agri sector issues in a more realistic way.

You see, agriculture would from now onwards become more complex, given the many related sector developments, from faster urbanisation than before, the coming of more National Highways and other infrastructure, telecommunications and of course the spread of education and the entry of more educated and skilled workforce, the traditional land-owning families getting consolidated or in the reverse, the disintegration of such families and also the land ownership further getting reduced.
You see, we are not just routine media in agriculture; we are committed to the agri sector’s future consolidation and strengthening of the rural livelihood future.

As such, we like to see that the industrial development that is taking place side by side of the rural development forces. This means certain new insights into the India’s villages’ future. You have to have a policy that enables the forces that make rural living a viable economic possibility in ten years to come.
Our view is that you have to make agriculture as a viable profession. Either as a small-farmer holding or a commercially viable business activity.

A feature of agri policy making in independent India was the abolition of zamindari system and the enactment of the many land reforms legislation. We saw the extreme features in Kerala which in 1959 under the Communist regime of EMS Namboodiripad, made the traditional tenants (under the traditional zenmi system) overnight land owners!

In other states, like Tamil Nadu too we saw the various land reforms, ceiling limits, tenancy protection etc. that in effect saw the gradual decline of agriculture.

Now, in our opinion, we pay the price for such “restrictive” land laws that there is an all-round decline in the profitability and viability of farming.

So, in our view, the only way to rejuvenate the agri sector is to make agricultural holdings viable. Viable in the sense we encourage more investments in agriculture, make agriculture high-tech, make possible for introduction of many new innovations in agri production or agri services, agri trading etc.

Vadamalai Media is carrying out so many stories that make anyone, including the policy makers, wonder even otherwise, under the older system of restrictive agriculture, such and so many innovative farming is possible.

So, instead of labouring the obvious truth, let us make agriculture sector more liberalised. A sort of 1991 economic liberalisation!

Yes, there is a strong political aspect to this sort of agri liberalisation. Politics? Yes, economics is not just devoid of politics. There is  a whole new paradigm for agriculture reforms.
Agriculture trade,imports and exports and also there are many other aspects to agriculture production and of course distribution, the PDS, the consumer price and inflation that gets more media attention than the farmers’  woes.

So, you, the government ,has to deliberate, consult farmers leaders and other lobbies. We like to see that farming becomes a viable activity, more so to the new generation of youngsters from traditional farming families and also new generation of educated and also technically qualified persons who are entering into farming sector. Again, we like to refer the more serious readers to the pages of our journals and also our websites(www.agriculturalinformation.com).

The last issue carried a few pages on the US agriculture. There too there is the usual drought in US agriculture and also water shortage etc!

So, after a certain period we in India too must realise that we have to treat farmers vs. consumers as vote banks!

The time will come and force us to look at agri sector as an attractive investment destination! These are some of the  thoughts to help agri policy makers.

0 Thoughts on “There is much room for optimism!

  1. Excellent article! We will be linking to this great content
    on our site. Keep up the good writing.

  2. It’s perfect time to make a few plans for the future
    and it is time to be happy. I have learn this submit and if I could I wish to counsel you some
    attention-grabbing things or suggestions. Maybe you can write next articles relating to this article.
    I want to read more things approximately it!

  3. When someone writes an post he/she retains the image of a user in his/her mind
    that how a user can know it. So that’s why this piece of writing is
    outstdanding. Thanks!

  4. Hi there every one, here every person is sharing these
    kinds of know-how, thus it’s good to read this website, and I used to go to see this weblog every day.

  5. great publish, very informative. I wonder why the opposite specialists
    of this sector don’t realize this. You must proceed your writing.
    I am sure, you have a great readers’ base already!

  6. Hey exceptional website! Does running a blog similar to this
    require a great deal of work? I’ve absolutely no knowledge of coding however
    I was hoping to start my own blog in the near
    future. Anyways, should you have any recommendations or tips for
    new blog owners please share. I understand this is off topic however I simply wanted
    to ask. Many thanks!

  7. Hey there! I’m at work surfing around your blog from my new iphone 3gs!
    Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts!
    Carry on the excellent work!

  8. Nice post. I used to be checking constantly this blog and I’m inspired!

    Extremely helpful info specifically the closing part 🙂 I deal with such information much.
    I was seeking this certain info for a very long
    time. Thanks and good luck.

  9. I do not even know the way I stopped up right here, but I
    believed this post used to be good. I don’t realize who
    you’re however definitely you’re going to a well-known blogger if you are not already.

    Cheers!

  10. I don’t know if it’s just me or if perhaps everyone else encountering problems with
    your website. It appears as though some of the text within your content are running off the screen. Can someone else please provide feedback and
    let me know if this is happening to them as well?
    This could be a problem with my internet browser because I’ve had this happen previously.
    Thanks

  11. Greetings! Very helpful advice within this article! It’s the little
    changes that make the most important changes.
    Many thanks for sharing!

  12. Very good blog post. I certainly appreciate this website.
    Keep it up!

  13. Howdy! I’m at work browsing your blog from my
    new iphone 3gs! Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward
    to all your posts! Carry on the fantastic work!

  14. Fantastic blog you have here but I was curious about if you knew of any discussion boards that cover the same topics
    discussed here? I’d really like to be a part of group where I can get feedback from other knowledgeable people that share the
    same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know.
    Thanks!

  15. It’s actually a cool and useful piece of information. I’m glad that you shared
    this helpful info with us. Please stay us up to date like this.
    Thanks for sharing.

  16. Helpful info. Lucky me I found your web site unintentionally, and I am surprised why this
    twist of fate did not took place in advance! I bookmarked it.

  17. I’m not sure exactly why but this website is loading extremely slow
    for me. Is anyone else having this issue or is it a issue
    on my end? I’ll check back later on and see if
    the problem still exists.

  18. Hi to every , for the reason that I am in fact eager of
    reading this webpage’s post to be updated daily.
    It contains fastidious data.

  19. Simply wish to say your article is as astounding.
    The clearness in your post is simply nice and i can assume
    you are an expert on this subject. Fine with your
    permission let me to grab your feed to keep
    updated with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please carry
    on the rewarding work.

  20. Can I just say what a comfort to uncover an individual who
    actually knows what they are discussing on the web. You certainly realize how to bring a problem to light and
    make it important. More people must look at this and understand this side
    of your story. It’s surprising you aren’t more popular since you surely possess the gift.

  21. Hi! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say
    I truly enjoy reading through your posts.
    Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that cover the same topics?
    Thank you!

  22. Great info. Lucky me I ran across your site by accident (stumbleupon).

    I’ve saved as a favorite for later!

  23. I visited multiple sites except the audio quality for audio songs existing at this web page is truly superb.

  24. I read this article completely on the topic of the comparison of newest and earlier technologies, it’s
    amazing article.

  25. Pretty component of content. I simply stumbled
    upon your weblog and in accession capital to assert that I get actually loved account your weblog posts.
    Any way I’ll be subscribing in your feeds and even I success you get right
    of entry to consistently fast.

  26. I’m really impressed along with your writing talents and also with the layout on your blog.
    Is this a paid subject matter or did you modify it your self?
    Either way stay up the excellent quality writing, it’s uncommon to see a great blog like this one these days..

  27. Thanks very nice blog!

  28. I got this web site from my pal who informed me about this web site and at
    the moment this time I am visiting this website and reading very informative articles here.

  29. You are so cool! I do not think I’ve truly read anything
    like this before. So nice to discover somebody with a few unique thoughts on this
    issue. Seriously.. thanks for starting this up.
    This site is something that is required on the web, someone with some originality!
    pof natalielise

  30. I’m really enjoying the theme/design of your weblog.
    Do you ever run into any browser compatibility issues?
    A number of my blog readers have complained about my website not operating
    correctly in Explorer but looks great in Safari.
    Do you have any advice to help fix this issue?

  31. Somebody necessarily lend a hand to make seriously articles I would
    state. That is the first time I frequented your web
    page and up to now? I amazed with the analysis you
    made to create this particular submit extraordinary.
    Wonderful job!

  32. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog
    and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your blog posts.
    In any case I’ll be subscribing to your feed and
    I hope you write again very soon! plenty of fish natalielise

  33. always i used to read smaller articles that also clear their motive,
    and that is also happening with this piece of writing which I
    am reading here.

  34. This post will help the internet users for creating new web site or even a blog from start to end.

  35. You ought to be a part of a contest for one of the finest websites on the
    net. I’m going to recommend this site!

  36. bookmarked!!, I like your site!

  37. I’m extremely inspired together with your writing talents as smartly as with the layout
    on your blog. Is that this a paid theme or did you customize it
    yourself? Either way stay up the excellent high quality
    writing, it is uncommon to look a great weblog like this one these
    days..

  38. Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets I could add to my blog that
    automatically tweet my newest twitter updates.

    I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like
    this. Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog and
    I look forward to your new updates.

  39. I am curious to find out what blog platform you’re utilizing?
    I’m experiencing some small security problems with my latest blog
    and I’d like to find something more secure. Do you have any solutions?

  40. Terrific work! That is the type of information that should be shared across
    the internet. Shame on the search engines for no longer positioning this put
    up upper! Come on over and visit my website . Thanks =)

  41. I like the valuable information you provide in your articles.
    I will bookmark your blog and check again here regularly.
    I am quite sure I will learn lots of new stuff right here!
    Best of luck for the next!

  42. “Awesome post. I’m a regular visitor of your web site and appreciate you taking the time to maintain the nice site. I will be a regular visitor for a long time.”

  43. It is not my first time to go to see this website, i am browsing this web page dailly and obtain good facts from here everyday.|

  44. Hello! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new iphone 3gs!
    Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts!
    Keep up the great work!

  45. Hiya very nice website!! Man .. Excellent .. Wonderful ..

    I’ll bookmark your web site and take the feeds additionally?
    I’m glad to search out numerous useful information right here within the post, we’d like work out extra strategies
    in this regard, thanks for sharing. . . . . .

  46. Why has Assehole Trump not tweeted and condemned
    the hateful coast guard officer who wanted to kill democrats, that guy was an idiot like Trump he
    threw his military career and life away. Conservatives are destroying the United States

  47. OeJqoS your about-all dental treatment? This report can empower you way in oral cure.

  48. Fantastic beat ! I wish to apprentice whilst you amend your
    site, how can i subscribe for a blog site?
    The account aided me a applicable deal. I were a little bit familiar of this your broadcast provided vivid clear
    idea

  49. Great article, exactly what I wanted to find.

  50. I’m amazed, I must say. Rarely do I come across a blog that’s
    both educative and engaging, and let me tell you, you have hit the
    nail on the head. The issue is something not enough people
    are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy I
    came across this in my search for something regarding this.

  51. 1ROFq9 Thanks again for the blog.Really looking forward to read more. Much obliged.

  52. Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though
    you relied on the video to make your point. You obviously
    know what youre talking about, why throw away your intelligence
    on just posting videos to your weblog when you could be giving us something informative to read?

  53. It’s nearly impossible to find educated people for this topic,
    however, you sound like you know what you’re talking about!
    Thanks

  54. I was able to find good information from your blog articles.

  55. Whoa! This blog looks just like my old one! It as on a entirely different subject but it has pretty much the same layout and design. Wonderful choice of colors!

  56. Superb blog! Do you have any recommendations for aspiring writers?
    I’m hoping to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost
    on everything. Would you advise starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There
    are so many choices out there that I’m totally confused ..
    Any ideas? Bless you!

  57. Really informative blog.Much thanks again. Keep writing.

  58. Say, you got a nice article post.Thanks Again. Really Great.

  59. This blog was… how do I say it? Relevant!! Finally I have found something
    which helped me. Thank you!

  60. Really informative blog article.Really looking forward to read more.

  61. I’m not that much of a internet reader to be
    honest but your blogs really nice, keep it up! I’ll
    go ahead and bookmark your site to come back later. Many thanks

  62. I am really enjoying the theme/design of your website. Do you ever
    run into any web browser compatibility issues? A number of my blog audience
    have complained about my website not working correctly in Explorer but looks great in Opera.
    Do you have any solutions to help fix this issue?

  63. Great post. That was helpful

  64. Thanks for the article post.Really thank you! Fantastic.

  65. Looking forward to reading more. Great blog article.Much thanks again. Fantastic.

  66. Thanks for sharing, this is a fantastic blog article. Keep writing.

  67. This is a really good tip especially to those new to the blogosphere. Simple but very precise info Thanks for sharing this one. A must read article!

  68. This actually answered my problem, thanks!

  69. Well I sincerely liked reading it. This subject procured by you is very helpful for accurate planning.

  70. You can certainly see your expertise in the paintings you write. The sector hopes for more passionate writers like you who are not afraid to mention how they believe. At all times follow your heart.

  71. Very informative article.Really looking forward to read more. Much obliged.

  72. Usually I do not learn post on blogs, but I would like to say that this write-up very pressured me to try and do so! Your writing taste has been amazed me. Thank you, very nice article.

  73. Some genuinely nice stuff on this website , I like it.

  74. Magnificent beat ! I would like to apprentice
    at the same time as you amend your website,
    how can i subscribe for a weblog site? The account aided me a acceptable deal.
    I have been tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered
    brilliant clear idea

  75. This particular blog is no doubt cool and besides factual. I have chosen a bunch of helpful tips out of this source. I ad love to return over and over again. Thanks a lot!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Post Navigation