Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
TopicFarm laws

Topic: farm laws

Agriculture needs market reforms, but with farmers at the centre, says Punjab farm panel new chief

Sukhpal Singh says repealed farm laws 'catered to corporations', plans to focus on boosting farmer income, crop diversification, favours export of surplus to neighbouring countries.

New farm flashpoint in making? Why Modi govt’s MSP panel has Punjab govt, farm bodies on edge

Experts say future recommendations by the committee could lead to rejig of procurement system in states like Punjab, which may spark conflict between the AAP-governed state & Modi govt.

Modi has actually given democracy a shot in the arm with his usual decision-making style

Indians are refusing to be silent spectators of Modi govt's disruptive policies. Agnipath protests are the latest indicator from a society that won't be muzzled.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.

Ban on wheat export is tyranny. It stops farmers from getting a windfall from higher prices

Modi govt's ‘deal’ for the farmer is: ‘Heads I win, tails you lose’. Just when farmers might receive a decent price, the govt floods the market with imports or bans exports.

SC cancels bail for BJP minister’s son in Lakhimpur Kheri case, criticises HC for ‘tearing hurry’

Ajay Mishra Teni's son, Ashish, was allegedly in car that had last year mowed down 4 farmers protesting against now-repealed farm laws. He was granted bail by Allahabad HC in February.

Let farmers lease land like people rent houses – Land laws are holding India back

All states place restrictions on who can buy farmland. India’s low score on the protection of property rights harms farmers.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan praising India’s foreign policy is cause for anxiety, not satisfaction

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

‘Silent majority’ of farmers support farm laws, repeal would be ‘unfair’, panel had told SC

The report was made public Monday by Anil Ghanwat, one of the members of the committee. He said 61 of 73 farm bodies that made submissions to the panel supported farm laws.

I’m making public the Supreme Court panel report on farm laws. India needs to know the truth

Some organisations created the false notion that farm laws would abolish MSP. In reality, there was a ‘silent’ majority of farmers who supported it.

On Camera

YourTurn

The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.

Defence

Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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