Agriculture: Farmers

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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The Peafoul

Peacock numbers are rising in India. But the growing population is also leading to increasing conflict with farmers trying to save their crops from hordes of the protected national bird descending on their fields.

Sep 03, 2020
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