Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia

Untie the Farmer

April 29, 2015

Untie the farmerCredit: Illustration: C R Sasikumar

Professor Ashutosh Varshney's latest Indian Express column addresses the rising agrarian distress. Prof. Varshney argues that India's agricultural policy has relied too much on price supports, and too little on investments in improving agricultural productivity, and enhancing links with the urban economy.  "No society has been able to help farmers by keeping them tethered to land." Read more.