Sunday, 27 November, 2022
TopicFarmers

Topic: Farmers

The government has announced higher farm prices, but has also bought time

There’s no easy solution; and instead of making a promise, Jaitley has announced that NITI Aayog will draft a policy after consulting the states.

Ensuring that only farmers benefit from higher MSP will be a challenge

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 Modi govt never understood the problems of Indian farmers. Budget 2018 proves it

Arun Jaitley seemed to make a grand declaration as if he was fulfilling a manifesto promise. But he just shifted the goal posts with Budget 2018.

If we can afford to recapitalise banks and a bullet train, why not MSP for farmers?

This could be the first step in the right direction but it cannot solve all the farmers’ grievances,

Price controls at such a scale will bring bureaucracy at every mandi, breed corruption

Price controls at such massive scale would require intervention of bureaucracy at the level of every mandi and would breed corruption everywhere.

Modi’s war on inflation has become a war on farmers

Is the Swaminathan committee recommendation on MSP a practical solution to farmers grievances in India?

Innovation needed to end stubble burning, but Delhi does little to stop pollution in NCR

There is an urgent need to encourage innovation and educate farmers rather than taking punitive action against already stressed farmers. It is that time of...

Only innovative solutions that don’t burden farmers can end stubble burning

From mixing the stubble into soil, to making manure and use in the packaging industry, there are a lot of ways in which the problem of paddy residue can be solved.

Few takers for Punjab govt’s ‘best’ solution to stubble burning

Even farmers in the ‘model district’ of Patiala continue to defy court orders to burn stubble, and are demanding incentives to manage crop residue.

A visit to Delhi’s Azadpur mandi shows why farm crisis is alive & kicking

Only 17 out of 35 states & union territories have adopted the Model APMC Act 2003, aimed at streamlining the agricultural markets. In May this...

On Camera

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A general view of the opening ceremony of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 17, 2022. Mast Irham/Pool via REUTERS

G20 presidency is India’s chance to fix power imbalances in artificial intelligence adoption

Without considering AI challenges across the world, equitably reaping its benefits will remain inadequate, leading to a more unequal and divisive future.
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How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.