Month: December 2013

Sustainable Agriculture, MSME & Green Value Chain Finance | Priority Sector Finance | Manoj Rawat, ValueFin India

“Financial Inclusion” in India can truly be delivered through a framework which has “Farmers” at its heart. Do we need to realign some of the policies?

More than 2/3rd of India’s population is dependent on Agriculture and allied agriculture activities. Bulk of our farming community belongs to Small and marginal category who own 83 % operational holdings with 63% of farmers being marginal and having landholding <1ha. Any Financial Inclusion framework which is not aligned to these facts and ignores to…
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“The future belongs to nations with grains and not guns” – Dr. Swaminathan

“The future belongs to nations with grains and not guns” said Dr. M. S. Swaminathan at India Science Congress few years back. He made quite a few thought provoking observations during the conference. Hunger is on the increase in India. It is far more widespread than is generally believed. There is need to implement National…
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