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Decoding Lok Sabha election results 2019: 6 reasons how the verdict became a pro-incumbency vote

272/543
L :0
W :353
L :0
W :92
NDA :353
UPA : 92
LOK SABHA ELECTION RESULTS 2019
Total Constituencies
543
Voter Turnout
67.11%
NDA : 353
2014 : 354 Seats
BJP
303
+
SS
18
+
Other
32
UPA : 92
2014 : 66 Seats
INC
52
+
DMK
23
+
Other
17
OTH : 97
2014 : 107 Seats
TMC
22
+
YSRCP
22
+
Other
53
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Agriculture

Farmers need a proper procurement policy, current protest is unfortunate, says MS Swaminathan

Updated : December 05, 2018 06:57 AM IST

Framers need a proper procurement policy and current agriculture distress and protests are unfortunate, said MS Swaminathan, renowned agri economist.

With more than 50 percent of the people depend on the livelihood, the largest private sector enterprise is agriculture, Swaminathan said.

One of the key demand of farmers protest across the country is the implementation of the recommendations made by a panel under Swaminathan. The panel had proposed a national policy on agriculture as early as 2007 but successive governments have failed to act.

“It required much deeper attention to the problems of agriculture including production, processing, marketing, value addition, both internal marketing and external marketing, import-export policies and input-output pricing policy -- they are not looked at in totality and that’s why we have the problem today,”  Swaminathan said.
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