Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
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A glut, low prices & high costs — why Himachal’s apple farmers are a bitter lot as polls near

With assembly polls approaching, BJP in Himachal has little time left to address farmers’ demands of MSP, uniform box sizes and relaxation in ‘colour classification’ of apples.

Research shows intermediaries’ role is misunderstood. Local market realities more at play

Researchers associated with Pennsylvania University’s India study centre looked at agricultural markets of Bihar, Odisha and Punjab. They found that intermediaries are a rational response to the dominant structure of Indian farming.

Protests against farm laws rooted in govt’s ‘communication failure’, say agri experts

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.

Licensing, registration of farm produce buyers needs more reform not removal

Under the new law, farmers won’t know if the PAN-wielding buyer has been registered, and also won't have access to timely and updated price information in trading areas.

Improve farm inputs, equip panchayats to verify buyers and make new farm laws work

In my project to evolve the PURA policy with former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, we travelled and met farmers from across India. Four points emerged.

Tomatoes cost Rs 70/kg from Rs 4/kg a month back due to early monsoon & supply shortage

Prices of tomatoes across Delhi could rise to Rs 80/kg as the crop arrival from Himachal Pradesh and Haryana has been hampered since last week.

Modi govt’s three rushed ordinances can help agriculture, but not farmers

None of the new agri-marketing laws have anything to do with the coronavirus or the lockdown, but were brought in by Modi govt when Parliament was shut.

From Meghalaya to Jharkhand, how India is ensuring agri supply chains are not disrupted

In a world living with Covid-19, it is clear that supply chains and logistics should be simple and easy to manage. And that’s what several Indian states are doing.

Subsidised to suffer

Subsidy trap is suicidal as it makes governments believe they are doing enough for farmers. It fools farmers & keeps agricultural input industry within licence-quota-subsidy vortex.

On Camera

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Former Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa | ISPR/Twitter

On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

Does Indian Army Chief Gen Pande have no interest in making CPEC, cheese pizza economic corridor? I suggest him this corridor against China. Learn from us.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

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.