Ajay Vir Jakhar

The writer is chairman, Bharat Krishak Samaj.

Articles By Ajay Vir Jakhar

Who Cares About Budget?

Central allocations for agriculture are less important than the state budgets.

Breadbasket To Basket Case

Punjab is a case study in agricultural and economic mismanagement in India

The Deepening Furrows

Poorly designed policies are largely to blame for farm distress.

If you do not hear the farmer

Rural distress is growing. Chand Committee report on MSPs shows a way out.

Progress on the farm

But budget could have gone further if it had listened to farmers.

How to reap a good harvest

Finance minister must focus on policies that address both production and distribution of farm produce.

Choice to the farmer

But a cash transfer policy for fertiliser subsidy must include those at the bottom of the pyramid.

Left over on the table

Many battles remain to be fought to fix the WTO Agreement on Agriculture.

BMC wants to increase Rs 5-lakh limit on contracts

Party leaders of the civic body are mulling the possibility of increasing the Rs 5 lakh limit for each work tender .

Making a hash of it

Modi government’s potato policy will prove counter-productive.