The state of Maharashtra tops the list for the Top 10 Farmer Friendly Sates in the Country. The state stands first for implementing farmer-friendly policies. Telangana stood at the 8th spot and Andhra Pradesh stood at the 7th spot. This was as per NITI Aayog’s Index on reforms in the farm Sector.
The NITI or expanded National Institution for Transforming India is established by the Narendra Modi government to replace Planning Commission. This is a Government of India think-tank policy. The NITI Aayog aims to foster participation and involvement in the economic policy making process by the State Governments of the country. The NITI Aayog was formed on 1st of January 2015. The Union Government of India announced the formation. The first meeting was held on the 8th of February 2015. The PM serves as the Ex-officio chairman.
NITI Aayog’s Farm Index shows Several States and Union Territories have not implemented the farmer friendly policies. Low-income generation and low growth were the areas of focus. Union Territories and states are not included in the ranking because the revoked or did not adopt the APMC. These states include Bihar, Kerala and Manipur. Niti Aayog showed other states like Madhya Pradesh ranked 4th, followed by Haryana ranked 5th, Himachal Pradesh ranked 6th, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh ranked 7th Telangana ranked 8th, Goa ranked 9th and Chattisgarh ranked 10th.
There were many States that fared bad in the NITI Aayog’s Agriculture Marketing and Farmer Friendly Reforms Index. Some states include West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Punjab, and J&K. There were 22 States of 29 States that had a poor score. The NITI Aayog Agriculture Marketing & Farmer Friendly Reforms Index was based on the initiatives that were taken by the States in implementing farm-sector reforms.