At ThePrint’s Off The Cuff, three agricultural experts, Siraj Hussain, Ashok Gulati & Mekhala Krishnamurthy, weigh in on the contentious farm laws and the farmers’ protests.
Five rounds of talks between the govt and the farmers have already taken place, but no resolution is in sight yet.
The farm sector will attract private investment only if traders are assured that the govt will not put a constraint in their selling and purchasing price.
The govt hasn’t done away with APMCs but given farmers the ability to sell outside mandis. Arguments that the ordinance violates the Constitution are flawed.
The idea of giving 1.5 times the cost of the produce is good, but with challenges in implementation, achieving effectiveness will require innovative approach.
The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.
India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.
That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.