Frustration on the farms has reached an inflexion point and all of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s promises could actually go against him.
Despite the reigning chaos, social parameters, health and education indi-ces of Bangladesh are far better than those in India.
Evaluating the consequences of the centre’s agriculture policy is as im-portant as keeping the Prime Minister informed when things are going wrong.
The MSP hike is unlikely to stem the rural unrest that is gnawing into the ruling alliance’s vote-bank.
The farming infrastructure in Punjab lay in a shambles and the Punjab State Agriculture Commission considered all stakeholder opinions to prepare a policy document, which could be implemented.
Meticulous planning is needed to address the crop residue burning but policy-makers neither understand the cause not the redressal mechanism.
The politics of the country has ignored farmers and it is time for them to change the politics of the country to extricate themselves from the state of utter hopelessness
Finally, a budget that promises to help the policy-battered farm sector though not all issues are addressed.
The presumptive loss to 50 lakh potato farmers on a very conservative basis was ₹30,000 crore or ₹60,000 per potato farmer.
The solution to killer pesticides or to doubling farmer incomes is not limited to on-farm interventions. It stays concealed in the hallowed legislative hallways of a thoroughly compromised system.