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It might be irresistible for some to enjoy the manner in which the mighty PM Modi has been ‘humbled’. But that would certainly be the antithesis of Gandhi.
India cannot meet the looming challenges to its growth and national security without first making maximum efforts to strengthen internal unity.
In most Indian states, the compound annual growth rate of farm income has slowed down between the two surveys in 2012-13 and 2018-19.
An average Indian farmer household now earns most of the income working as labourer and from other non-farm activities.
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Despite Covid risk, farmers in Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan not only harvested their crops but also sold them in mandis. Bihar and UP must learn the lesson.
The unity programme initiated by farm leaders can take the shape of a cultural revolution in rural north India.
Disparaging the ongoing debate and fuelling divisions within the farming community will only undercut the roots of much-needed reforms in agriculture.
Unlike their Indian counterparts, the Pakistani small farmers have remained too poor, too under-educated and too powerless to organise themselves into a group.
The non-observance and/or boycott call of Republic Day by a coalition of Muslim organisations in 1987 can't be compared with the farmers’ tractor parade of 2021. But there is a link.