Radha Mohan Singh On Reducing MSP, Price of Pulses & RSS’s Relationship With The BJP

Radha Mohan Singh may not be as well-known as his predecessor Sharad Pawar or wield the political clout that the latter did. Yet, he holds what has traditionally been considered an important post for a country where nearly 50 per cent of the workforce is still employed in farms. The importance of his ministry is even more in the current context, where farmers are battling the impact of back-to-back monsoon failures, coupled with declining price realisations in most crops. How the Modi government negotiates this crisis — after a decade-long global commodity boom and improved terms of trade for farmers — will matter for it both economically as well as politically. Crucial to it is what Singh and his officials in Krishi Bhawan do in the months ahead, with a little bit of help from the weather gods. – See more at:

Radha Mohan Singh may not be as well-known as his predecessor Sharad Pawar or wield the political clout that the latter did. Yet, he holds what has traditionally been considered an important post for a country where nearly 50 per cent of the workforce is still employed in farms. The importance of his ministry is even more in the current context, where farmers are battling the impact of back-to-back monsoon failures, coupled with declining price realisations in most crops. How the Modi government negotiates this crisis — after a decade-long global commodity boom and improved terms of trade for farmers — will matter for it both economically as well as politically. Crucial to it is what Singh and his officials in Krishi Bhawan do in the months ahead, with a little bit of help from the weather gods. - See more at: