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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Ramesh Chand


The writer is member, NITI Aayog. Views are personal.

FPTC Act will put pressure on APMC markets to become competitive
Sat, Oct 24, 2020

Farmers’ Produce Trading and Commerce Act 2020 only threatens rent-seeking by APMC, mandis under the cover of regulation.

A Vaidyanathan’s pioneering work on agriculture remains a reference point
Tue, Jun 16, 2020

Vaidyanathan will be fondly remembered by agricultural economists and policy planners for improving our understanding of agricultural development, water resources, rural labour and livestock through his scholarly works.

The price is right
Fri, Jul 06, 2018

Centre’s criteria for MSP ensure remunerative prices for farmers with a decent margin. Arguments for MSP at 50 per cent over Cost C2 defy economic logic.

Food for reform
Fri, Oct 20, 2017

Price fluctuation and low and unremunerative prices for farm produce can be addressed through competitive markets, and much-needed reforms.

Budget to sustain recovery in agriculture growth
Fri, Feb 03, 2017

The Budget 2017-18 provides strong push to the initiatives started in last two years beside covering some of the much needed reforms in agricultural marketing.

Why doubling farmers’ income by 2022 is possible
Fri, Apr 15, 2016

There are several measures, such as crop diversification, that can help India achieve this goal

Farmer needs a new deal
Wed, Mar 16, 2016

Reform of agricultural markets and land lease laws must be a priority.

‘Budget a step in right direction’
Tue, Mar 01, 2016

The Finance Minister’s budget speech indicates the Centre’s seriousness to fix problems facing the farm sector and put it on a trajectory of sustainable, stable growth.