Thursday, 20 January, 2022
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Topic: APMC

Modi govt’s proposal shows it wants farmers to look unreasonable, not address their concerns

The Modi govt has put very little on the negotiating table. It wants us to believe that the two proposed amendments in the APMC bypass Act are the most substantial concessions.

Farm laws will reform ‘toxic mandi system’ but government needs to tackle misinformation

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Research shows intermediaries’ role is misunderstood. Local market realities more at play

Researchers associated with Pennsylvania University’s India study centre looked at agricultural markets of Bihar, Odisha and Punjab. They found that intermediaries are a rational response to the dominant structure of Indian farming.

How Bihar recorded growth but Punjab lagged behind and why farm reforms are important

In episode 634 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta compares Bihar's growth after agricultural reforms in 2006 to Punjab's growth rate that has been declining.

Licensing, registration of farm produce buyers needs more reform not removal

Under the new law, farmers won’t know if the PAN-wielding buyer has been registered, and also won't have access to timely and updated price information in trading areas.

Improve farm inputs, equip panchayats to verify buyers and make new farm laws work

In my project to evolve the PURA policy with former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, we travelled and met farmers from across India. Four points emerged.

Farmers’ protests, issues with MSP & APMC Act, and crop diversification

In episode 633 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the need for agricultural reforms, and the intricacies of Minimum Support Price & the APMC Act.

Bihar holds out hope for India’s farmers, but only PM Modi seems to see it

Centre’s new farm laws aren’t an issue in Bihar as state had repealed APMC Act in 2006. But no politician, even CM Nitish, is highlighting its success stories.

Farmers and labourers over a privileged few – India is finally going the right way

Modi govt’s reforms will have far-reaching implications by expanding individual rights, which were only enjoyed by privileged few so far.

What economists like Ashok Gulati still don’t understand about agriculture in India

Indian farmers have read the writing on the wall. India’s economists have not.

On Camera

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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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