Agriculture: Farmers

From Prosperity To Protest

Punjab was the pioneer, poster state of the Green Revolution…those days are long gone. Is it really only terrorism and drugs that displaced it? Or was it excess farming?

Nov 19, 2020
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Two Acts And A Half

The new contract farming law doesn’t adequately protect farmers, and the new Essential Commodities Act is a windfall for speculators—but the fear on APMCs and MSP is very misplaced

Sep 24, 2020
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So Shall They Reap

Would the new farm legislation harm farmer interest, end the MSP-based procurement regime and benefit corporates? Or, would these give farmers freedom to trade across states, double their income, bring prosperity? The jury is out.

Sep 24, 2020
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