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The MSP Illusion – Raising procurement prices of kharif crops will only give false hope to farmers.

Has the winter of farmers’ discontent turned into a glorious summer by the significant hike in minimum support price (MSP)...

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Framing ‘the least bad option’

Punjab never had a policy for agriculture. When asked to formulate one by the government, we drafted a Farmers’ Policy....

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Dealing with the residue

Given that crop residue burning has an environmental footprint and poses health hazards, one needs to be cautious while evaluating...

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Unedited version of IE article “Marching against Apathy”

Agonizing; demeaned, disturbed and distressed; shaken and unnerved; duped, deceived and deserted; forsaken and forgotten; disgraced, dishonored, humiliated and discarded;...

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Union Budget 2018: A Step Forward

All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way”. In Anna Karenina, only if a...

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Potato portents

The crisis in the potato crop’s prices in two of the four years of the Modi government illustrate that farmers...

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A law for the farmer

“Until lions have their own historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter,” goes an old African proverb,...

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Farm policies for India

Farmers from across the country are out on Delhi’s streets agitating just as the deliberations for the 2018 budget are...

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Can’t terrorise farmers with laws to stop stubble-burning. Understand their problem first

The central government’s policy of not allowing Punjab to diversify is causing damage to the health of people in faraway...

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