Narendra Modi showed good intent with farm law repeal, now he should showcase strong, decisive leadership
In a post-truth, Orwellian world where China is seen as a democracy and India an authoritarian state, and where ‘progressive doublethink’ is a way of life, a strong, decisive government is the need of the hour in India
By opposing the farm reform bills, in Punjab every political party started a contest to appear as a bigger messiah of the middlemen lobby and rich farmers
Karnataka farmers' protest enters Day 3; cultivators seek withdrawal of changes in APMC Act, land laws
Meanwhile, the protests by transport workers from BMTC and KSRTC, demanding government employee status also entered the third day on Thursday
The NCP released a statement after reports pointed out that Pawar had reportedly suggested amendments to the Agricultural Produce Market Committee, which the party is against now
Farm bills aim to unshackle agriculture sector; only opposition from those with vested interest in mandi system
By engaging directly with prospective buyers, agriculturists will be able to evade paying massive commissions at APMCs to sell their produce
Several political parties, including NDA ally Shiromani Akali Dal, have dubbed the three farm sector bills as 'anti-farmers'. SAD has also quit the Union Cabinet protesting against the bills
India will definitely gets its growth back, says Narendra Modi at CII Annual Session 2020; emphasises on inclusion, innovation
Speaking at a video conference to the industry body, Confederation of Indian Industries' (CII) annual session, Narendra Modi said the government has taken tough steps to fight the coronavirus pandemic and has also taken care of the economy.
Defanging outmoded APMC model and altering essential commodities act will unlock value, empower farmer, writes BJP economist
APMC Acts empower state governments to demarcate their geographical region into various ‘notified market areas’, headed by a market committee for each market area. Over time these committees became authoritarian, leading to a monopolistic structure, antithetical to the cause of welfare of the farming community.
Like so many good ideas in India, contract farming is also one which has existed, thrived, and made its mark
NITI Aayog to sound out chief ministers on keeping essential commodities act in abeyance, says member Ramesh Chand
No state has adopted the model APMC Act in its entirety except Arunachal Pradesh. The others have inserted riders, says Ramesh Chand
Rural distress: Loan waiver is no panacea; govt should dilute monopoly of APMCs for marketing of agricultural produce
Statutorily imposed marketing rigidities in agricultural commodities and other farm produce erect another impediment in the growth of rural sectors
Without competition in the markets, there won't be any real value realisation for farmers: Pravesh Sharma tells Firstpost
Farms that are less than a hectare will not benefit from commercialisation unless efforts are made to consolidate land parcels
The farmers’ unrest and overall agriculture-related stress has a lot to do with the fact that the markets are not adequately involved.
The measures suggested this time are intriguing because India has never adopted such a path since independence to reshape agricultural policy.
Budget this year is broadly expected to concentrate on increasing budgetary allocations for agri-development and not increasing the deficit by doling out increased subsidies
Unless the state governments amend their respective APMC Acts, eNAM will fail to create to a single market for farm produce
Retail inflation fell to 30-month low of 7.31 percent mainly on account of lower price rise of food items including vegetables, cereals and meat.<br />
While the APMC Act is a problem, scrapping it does not solve the problem of high food prices.
Assocham President Rana Kapoor said: "The manufacturing sector could not generate the desired number of jobs...SMEs hold the key to job creation, which should be encouraged."
The Poochandi effect: Is the Congress getting spooked into action mode? And is each of its actions well thought out?<br /><br /> <br /><br />