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Covid-19 crisis: Revival in rural demand overstated, say economists

Covid-19 crisis: Revival in rural demand overstated, say economists
Much of the rural recovery story is based on the premise of agriculture doing well. Even if it clocks a growth of 2.5-3 per cent this year, it is still just around 15 per cent of the overall GDP. The non-farm sector, which constitutes a bigger portion of the overall rural economy, is now hampered by disruptions and lockdowns. The often-repeated theory of demand generation in the rural economy due to the government’s intervention may be overstated, feel economists, even though they cite ...
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