Budget Suggestions 2017

Date: 19th November, 2016 Dear Shri Jaitley Ji, Bharat Krishak Samaj is a non-partisan association of farmers advocating the crucial...

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Demonetisation: If rural cooperative banks sink, so will farmers

Farmers accustomed to decades of government policy failure are willing to bear the pain caused by the government’s decision to...

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Squinted Lenses for Cost: Benefit Analysis

The Pune Metro could cost a whopping `15,000 crore.Touting it as an achievement are economists and policy makers, making one...

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Palia Kalan: From Jungle Raj to Jungle Raj?

I drive to Palia Kalan, in the vicinity of Dudhwa National Park, to be with friends who farm. The area...

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Give Rs 90K each to 1m cultivators and reap rich political dividends

The agrarian core of India, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, is heading into polls. Poor farmers have got old hearing election...

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If MPs could spare a thought for farmers in GST

Failures of policies to achieve objectives are commonly attributed to implementation hurdles. Policies primarily fail to deliver because at the...

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Cotton Growers: Case of the Missing Government

At two in the afternoon, the humidity is suffocating. Our elders always said that dry heat in May is a...

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Double or Quits

Doubling farm incomes is a planned gamble where the odds are stacked against the farmer. For the farmer, quitting is...

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Government attempt to check inflation escapes scrutiny

he RBI Governor received a battering for stifling growth due to his refusal to reduce interest rates is half the...

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