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Is "Doubling Farmers' Income by 2022-23" a viable target? – Insights from the literature


The Government of India has set up the target of doubling the income of farmers by 2022-23 in order to create a sense of income security among the farmers. The main purpose of this study is to synthesize the opinions of various researchers regarding the realization of such an ambitious target. The paper makes an attempt to describe the framework of “Doubling Farmers’ Income by 2022” and highlights the challenges and measures suggested by various researchers to get deeper insights about the viability of the target. It was found that the views of experts about the attainability of the objectives are divided into two factions. Some of the researchers are hopeful about the realization of “Doubling Farmers’ Income” through the integration of sources within as well as outside the agriculture whereas the others referred to it as the miracle of miracles.


Agricultural Household, Farmers’ Income, Integration, India.

Vinod Kumar1* and Dalbir Singh2

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