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Resuscitating the agri sector: Experts discuss farm distress

Updated : June 07, 2019 09:15 PM IST

The economy has become a major cause of concern for the new government with gross domestic product (GDP) dropping to 5.8 per cent in the last quarter of the 2018-19, according to National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) figures.

On the employment front, just after the elections were over the government released the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) - Annual Report (July 2017-July 2018), which pegged the unemployment rate at 6.1 percent, the highest in 45 years.

Agriculture is gasping, having shrunk 0.13 percent in the fourth quarter against an expectation of a marginal growth of roughly 1 percent.

To discuss this issue, CNBC-TV18's Manisha Gupta is in conversation with Ashok Dalwai, chief executive officer of NRAA and Sreejith Balasubramanian, economist - fund management of IDFC AMC.
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