Modi sets new targets to boost farmer incomes amidst election bid.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi aims to increase rural per capita income by 50% by 2030, intending to reform the agricultural sector and uplift rural standards of living. Despite previous unfulfilled promises, Modi seeks to enhance corporate investments in agriculture and bolster non-farm jobs. However, skepticism looms among farmers regarding the achievability of these targets, especially after the failure to double farmer incomes by 2022. The recent repeal of contentious farm laws and ongoing protests underscore the challenges in agricultural reform. With Modi’s term approaching its end, his administration faces scrutiny over its ability to translate promises into tangible benefits for farmers amidst growing dissent and opposition pledges for agricultural reform.