ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Are Loan Waivers a Panacea for Rural Distress?

Small and marginal farmers are not the real beneficiaries of loan waivers. In the year following loan waivers, small farmers lose out on three counts: lower access to formal loans, falling agricultural revenue because of higher informal loan costs, and falling agricultural productivity. Instead, supply-side interventions could make a real difference in farmers’ lives as a long-term alternative to loan waivers.



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Updated On : 3rd Dec, 2018

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