Global e-retail overrunning the Indian space threatens both informal and formal retail chains in India. The overall economy is set to lose its entrepreneurial culture
The budget, like farm laws, is marred by a gap between intentions and ground realities in Indian agriculture, with research and extension desperately lagging behind
As the government digs in deep to crush the farmers, who cling on for their survival, it is imperative that both reevaluate their positions to come out of the mess with positive outcomes
An opportunity has been lost in the politicisation of a critical issue as the farm bills get enmeshed in a cesspool of vested interests while the farmer interests stay ignored
Every poverty alleviation programme seems to have a recurring theme — being funded by the poor themselves; the numbers give the game away
India is failing on the nutritional self-sufficiency score and policy-makers should correct strategy stance, empowering the farmer to produce for nutritional adequacy.
The farm ordinances fail to resolve the dilemma of depressed farmer livelihoods even while amputating the ameliorative measures earlier built into the system.
As the Indian economy flounders the bigotry of those who make policy for the affluent only eats into the core of Indian society.
The pandemic has deepened the farm crisis and the stimulus pales into insignificance when compared to inexorable disenfranchisement of the farmer.
The barrage of negative farm sector news highlights policy mess extenuating the imponderables around livelihoods in this space where even suicides are not correctly counted.