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In the last quarter of 2019 things seemed to be looking up for the Indian farmer as food prices were...

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Congress trips ‘outsider’ Kejriwal on canal issue

It was a forgone conclusion that Akali Dal-BJP alliance was heading for a collapse at the hustings. While India focused...

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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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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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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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Big debate: Doubling of farm income in 6 years

Prayers have been answered, monsoon has made landfall in Kerala, close to where Vasco da Gama landed in 1498. Potentially,...

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Seventh Pay Commission recommendations: Uprooting our farmers

Agriculture, India’s largest private sector activity, remains unremunerative and extremely risky. A person working on the farm earns, on an...

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Why export restrictions are a form of regressive taxation

With onion prices shooting up, its export has again been restricted. Understandably, food cannot be treated at par with other...

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