Fringe benefits taxed

Purushothaman, Seema (2010) Fringe benefits taxed. Down To Earth, 18 (17). p. 52. ISSN 0971-2879

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Post-independence policies have taken away all securities of the small farmer Historically, compared to other developing economies, India has had relatively smaller agricultural land-holdings. Mixed farming and animal tending was the backbone of small and marginal rain-fed agriculture. Diverse food crops along with animal produce ensured relatively balanced nutrition. But policies in independent India reduced diversity while increasing the market dependence of small farms. Small farmers became victims of policies favouring imports, some of which were aimed at either improving international relations or promoting industry. Nevertheless more than 40 per cent of the country’s food products still come from farms that are smaller than two hectares. The government’s research and development initiatives in agriculture, however, have little for the small farmers.

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