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Milind Murugkar

The writer is a policy analyst with Pragati Abhiyan

Farm bill advocates should not ask farmers to choose between MSP and market
Fri, Oct 30, 2020

Instead of allaying their fears, if farmers are asked to choose between the MSP system and the market, the debate on farm bills becomes unnecessarily ideological.

Modi government’s Vodafone moment
Fri, Apr 22, 2016

Arbitrarily invalidating private contracts, as with Bt cottonseed royalties, will dissuade investors

Separate the grain and the chaff
Sat, Feb 11, 2012

What ideologically driven criticism,from the left and the right,misses about the food security bill

Too bad to swallow
Wed, Mar 16, 2011

The food subsidy bill forces states into mindless adherence to a Central formula. We should trust our federal polity to use money in imaginative ways.

Coarse correction
Mon, Mar 14, 2011

This year’s budget reference to coarse grains is welcome.

Don’t water down food security
Wed, Jan 19, 2011

Three agricultural economists explain how to reconcile the disagreements between the prime minister’s expert committee and the National Advisory Council on food security.

Lobbying against farmers
Mon, Jan 03, 2011

Why do we deny cotton farmers access to free markets?

The real way to universalise
Wed, Aug 04, 2010

‘Universal PDS’ doesn’t even make sense as a phrase....

Cottoning on
Tue, May 11, 2010

Our government changes its colours faster than a chameleon. Yesterday,it was announcing relief packages for...

Change the PDS,don’t save it
Wed, Jun 17, 2009

How food security laws could hurt the poorest

Where India must meet Bharat
Mon, Mar 30, 2009

Price of food presents inevitable dilemma for governments