How Karnataka's horticulture department is turning the farmer into an entrepreneur

With farmers' suicides in Karnataka touching 800, the highest ever in the state, the government is quickly pushing through an initiative to promote cash-rich horticulture farming by linking up the poor and marginalfarmer directly to private companies that deal with agri-produce.

Using a programme devised by the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance ( UPA) in its second term for integrated agriculture development through private-public-partnerships (PPP-IAD), the state's horticulture departmentis dovetailing state, central and corporate initiatives to turn the farmer into a horti-business entrepreneur...................Read more


Source: The Economic Times

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