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Fertilizer subsidy: Who benefits from it?
Nov 15: The paper analyzes the trends in fertilizer subsidy and shows that interstate disparity in its distribution is still high even though it has declined over the years.
8Understanding who benefits from fertilizer subsidies is important not only to determine the fairness of a policy but also to find out how such a policy changes farmers’ behaviour.
8Studies have shown that the benefits of fertilizer subsidy are heavily tilted towards the large farmers growing water-intensive crops like rice, sugar cane, wheat and cotton in a handful of states.
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