The writer is chairman, Bharat Krishak Samaj.
Central allocations for agriculture are less important than the state budgets.
Punjab is a case study in agricultural and economic mismanagement in India
Poorly designed policies are largely to blame for farm distress.
Rural distress is growing. Chand Committee report on MSPs shows a way out.
But budget could have gone further if it had listened to farmers.
Finance minister must focus on policies that address both production and distribution of farm produce.
But a cash transfer policy for fertiliser subsidy must include those at the bottom of the pyramid.
Many battles remain to be fought to fix the WTO Agreement on Agriculture.
Party leaders of the civic body are mulling the possibility of increasing the Rs 5 lakh limit for each work tender .
Modi government’s potato policy will prove counter-productive.
Tamilian author Perumal Murugan has now come out with his new book in Tamil "Kozhaiyin Padalgal" ("Songs of a Coward"). It speaks of the period when the writer was fighting a battle, both internally as well as with the external forces.