Tag: Farmers Protests

Price of reform | The Indian Express

The nearly three-month-long farmers’ protests continue, even as the Narendra Modi government isn’t conceding to their demand to repeal its three agricultural reform laws. But the impact of the stir — which has also acquired political colour, with parties such as the Congress and Rashtriya …

Tyranny of the mandi, MSP regime

An entrepreneur invests his money, manufactures output and looks for a maximum profit from it. Any businessperson who invests money, time and energy would do the same. The travesty in our country is that a farmer, who also invests his money and energy and produces …

Good auguries | The Indian Express

Amid the farmers’ protests that are showing no signs of resolution, it is necessary to note two positive developments. The first is bumper harvests in 2019-20 and, most likely, also 2020-21, on the back of successive good monsoons and extended winters. India has been fortunate, …

This is what Opposition asked — and Govt rejected

The Narendra Modi government’s offer to suspend the implementation of its three agricultural reform laws for at least 18 months marks a significant departure from its stated let’s-keep-talking position in the deadlock with agitating farmer unions. It, effectively, amounts to a repeal of the laws, …