Where is the rural logic in development planning is a legitimate question when urban infrastructure has money thrown at it while rural India cries for resources.
When the proposed beneficiaries of government schemes are never a part of the planning process, how can plans succeed.
Farmers were awarded a pay cut in a drought year while the talk was about doubling incomes. Even as the country celebrates its control over inflation, the farmer remains in the abyss.
Is the government’s consultation with farmers about understanding the need for change or to secure a forced validation of its own position?
On Kisan Diwas, the thinking farmer rues the absence of towering farmer leaders like Charan Singh as the farm sector sinks deeper into a crisis.
Paying the plutocrats and impoverishing the farmer is the name of the government’s game with a ₹1,00,000 crore largesse going the bureaucracy’s way.
It is time for the country to undergo a deep introspection into the causes of farmland suicides because they are not prompted by natural calamities but by a man-made malady.
Farmer interests are ill served by the fake erudition of questionable academics and farmer representatives, who do not farm. Suicides are a natural corollary of the policy mess
Misgovernance and muddled policy have transformed an unequally prosperous rural society to one that is equally distressed, as farmers accept their fate.
Disconnected politicians assume that policies prepared by bureaucrats guarantee their success. The devil is in the details though and numerous imponderables throw them off track