The writer is chairman, Bharat Krishak Samaj
Union government must address structural issues in agricultural policy, allow states greater autonomy.
Agriculture education is in a poor state. ICAR must be revamped
Branding the farmer agitations ‘political’ betrays a lack of understanding
The real beneficiary of Direct Benefit Transfer of fertiliser subsidy will be the industry.
Price spikes, production fluctuations challenge us, not insufficient food production
On farm policy, there is an urgent need to listen to farmers, not just economists and academics.
Government must step up private sector involvement in agricultural research.
Access to banking services remains a problem for small and marginal farmers.
There is much work to be done before farm subsidies can be lowered
FDI in retail could give them a share of higher consumer prices