Agriculture experts pitch for income security for farmers in Budget

Agriculture experts today made a case for providing income security to farmers at pre-Budget consultations with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Agriculture provides employment to 48.9 per cent of the total work force in India although their contribution to the GDP is less than 20 per cent.

According to Consortium of Indian Farmers Association (CIFA) Secretary General B Dasaratha Rami Reddy, there is a need for Income Security Act for farmers, tenant farmers and farm labourers.
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