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Easing of lockdown restrictions to revive Indian economy may suggest end of Covid-19 ordeal for agriculture. But gaps in food value chains show fight is far from over.
Maharashtra has reported 31,523 farmer suicides since 1 January 2001 — 44%, or 13,820 of them, took place in last 5 yrs of BJP-led government.
For the vast majority of Indian farmers, the declaration of MSPs without procurement has no effect on prices.
Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy says stalling the scheme will have no effect on the trust that people have in Congress-JD(S) govt.
Chief Economic Adviser K.V. Subramanian says Modi government has laid the foundation for sustained economic growth in the last five years.
The Narendra Modi-led government is on course correction ahead of the Lok Sabha polls following the ruling BJP's loss in key state elections last year.
Naidu emphasised the need to bring structural changes in the sector that accounts for 18% of India's GDP.
Farmers’ issues have occupied centre stage after decades and compulsions of 2019 can create the political will to do something.
Other demands include increase in the MSP, assured access and control over land and water and compensation for farm labourers.
It questioned the authorities’ ability to implement schemes for the farmers.
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