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.