'Protesting to protect our bread and butter': Farmers at Azad Maidan say MSP, mandis crucial to sustain families
The farmers protest at Mumbai's Azad Maidan, who have been mobilised under the joint banner of the 'Samyukta Shetkari Kamgar Morcha', is the second of its kind; it comes almost three years after big and small farmers part of the Kisan Long March swept the city in a wave of red and white
The committee appointed by the apex court includes Bhupinder Singh Mann, Anil Ghanwat, Pramod Kumar Joshi and Ashok Gulati
Farm reforms crucial in ushering investment for agri supply chain, improve farm-to-table efficiencies
The laws provide a leg up to many agriculture startups working to digitising parts of the procurement process, provide data-led crop advisory, enhance market linkages and build procurement infrastructure near the farm gate
New farm laws essential for long-term sustainability of agriculture, promoting private participation in farming
The Centre needs to convince the farmers of the short and long-term benefits of these new laws, and ensure that reforms in the agriculture sector are here to stay
The present system of agricultural procurement has outlived its utility, is inequitable, and lacks dynamism
Supply chain inefficiencies must be fixed to bring agri-reform benefits to all farmers, says ex-Karnataka price commission chief
While APMCs in Karnataka have flaws, one should not use that as an excuse to advocate a total death knell to the APMC system, said Dr Prakash Kammardi
Next year’s budgeted outlay for agriculture is 32 percent higher than the revised estimates but just three percent more than the Budget estimate of this year.
Like so many good ideas in India, contract farming is also one which has existed, thrived, and made its mark
Govt plans to incentivise contract farming: Centre should encourage large firms to be part of plan; decision will bring transparency of purchases and sales
At one level, contract farming is like any other contract to purchase goods of a quality and quantity within a specified time period
Gujarat govt offers to play the umpire; suggests PepsiCo India make it a party to contracts with potato farmers
Realising it was losing the battle of perceptions, PepsiCo accepted the face-saver of a negotiated settlement which the Gujarat government offered.
The measures suggested this time are intriguing because India has never adopted such a path since independence to reshape agricultural policy.