Growing Agritech, Stagnant Farmer Income

Cross-border ventures are the next big thing in agriculture technology, but benefits of a high-growth sector are yet to reach farmers’ bank accounts

When finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the setting up of a fund with blended capital to be facilitated through the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) in her Budget speech, she indicated the government’s serious inclination towards agritech.