How does one correlate the dramatic ‘doubling of farm incomes’ with the growing farmer agitation across the country?
The Direct Benefit Transfer of Fertiliser Subsidy, though good on paper, is emerging as a mechanism to transfer benefits exclusively to the industry; not the farmer.
The government’s grand vision for a ‘New India’ is at variance with its narrow economic policies; the DBT seems to be all about transferring benefits to the industry.
AAP stood for change and Punjab was ripe for the picking but an overconfident and inexperienced AAP floundered with its messaging and its issues
As academics validate their own ingrained fear of an Indian food shortage, vested interests incorporate food fears into their business model for profiteering.
Demonetisation creates a cash shortage, consumers are buying smaller quantities of fresh produce, which means permanent loss of demand; not deferred purchase.
Engineering a systematic failure of the rural co-operative banking sector would be an unpardonable desecration that seems to be in the making
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.
Yet another election with the same promises exposes the state of the politicians, surrounded by non-farmer courtiers who cannot even drum up new slogans.
Policies fail because policy-makers do not know the ground realities and do not consult those that know. The GST is a prime example