recent news report states
the state's agriculture department will provide direct cash subsidy to
farmers through its various schemes. The major schemes will be supply of
micro-nutrients on which the farmers get 75 per cent subsidy. Subsidy of 50
per cent is also provided on different pesticides. Another major subsidy given
by the agriculture department is on various types of seeds. The department also
provides subsidy of 50 per cent on various agricultural implements such as cultivator,
harrow, leveller, thresher, sowing cap, fan, etc. Subsidy of Rs. 45000 is also
provided on the purchase of tractors to small and marginal farmers."
do the state governments give so many subsidies to the farmers? Is there not a
better method for solving the farmers' problems?