Soybean, grown only in the kharif season, has picked up popularity over the past seven years. The 2nd Advance Estimates for 2013-14 have put the output down by 15.12 per cent.
Consumption expenditure in rural Manipur grew faster than prices in the nine years to 2013.
Consumption expenditure outstripped price rise in Meghalaya in the nine years to 2013.
Cash won't go away easily; getting people to overcome the digital divide will take a long time and needs considerable push.
Cotton production has surged in India since 2010, crossing 30 million bales (of 170 kg each) ever since and the 2013-14 output has now been estimated at a record 35.8 million bales.