The Government has set a target of doubling of farmers’ income by the year 2022 : An IGSSS Discussion

IGSSS (Indo Global Social Service Society) a non government organization working towards development, capacity building and enlighten of vulnerable communities recently organized one of its kind CSR roundtable where leading experts from the CSR community discussed on issues concerning the changes in climate and environmental degradation. Experts also lay focus on discussing effective strategies on “How to double a farmers income”. 

 

IGSS since its inception in 1960 has been very active in the areas of : 

 

·       Sustainable Livelihood

·       Urban Poverty Reduction

·       Disaster Risk Reduction

·       Gender Equity

·       Youth Development

·       Climate Change Adaption

 

The idea behind the roundtable discussion was to bring together thought leaders across the CSR fraternity to device policies to help craft a sustainable India. As per the experts The Government has set a target of doubling of farmers’ income by the year 2022 and constituted the DFI." The Committee has identified seven sources of income growth namely, improvement in crop productivity; improvement in livestock productivity; resource use efficiency or savings in the cost of production; increase in the cropping intensity; diversification towards high value crops; improvement in real prices received by farmers; and shift from farm to non-farm occupations"


As the economy opened up post liberalisation (1991), globalisation promoted other sectors into generating more employment and economic growth. But, despite the reduction to 18 per cent in agriculture’s contribution to the GDP, agriculture and allied activities still employ the vast majority of the population.

The participants also discussed their company’s intervention areas for CSR and what their contribution towards a stronger, healthier, happier India. The discussion was moderated by Dr KK Upadhyay Ex Chairman KPMG and was joined by an array of participants like Akanksha Sharma, Head CSR & sustainability, Sterlite, dipanwita Chakaraborty, Regional Director CSR, Cargill, Mamta Saikia, CEO Bharti Foundation, JoyDeep Sen, ead CSR Carion Oil & Gas, Vishal Bhardwaj, Group Head CSR, Dalmia Bharta Foundation, Praveen Karan, Head Group CSR, Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group, Brig Rajiv Williams, Head CSR Jindal Stainless Steel Ltd, Vikas Bhatia, Head CSR, Chambal Fertilizers, Rupali Agarwal, Head CSR, Relaxo, Tanu kathuria , Senior Manager, CSR, Birlasoft and many more.  

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