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POLITICS

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2019 Lok Sabha elections, Regional parties, Loan waiver, Farm distress

As BJP, Congress spar over loan waivers, how regional parties are tackling farm distress

The political repercussions of alienating farmers are too apparent for any party to ignore. But each party has tackled the issue in its own particular way.

POLITICS

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Indian Economy, Farm distress, Rahul Gandhi, Farm loan waiver

How the politics of loan waivers ensures farmers remain in debt traps forever

No loan waiver policy thus far, irrespective of which dispensation announced it, has helped farmers move out of the distress zone.

POLITICS

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Unemployment, Farm distress, Vasundhara Raje, Rajasthan assembly elections

Rajasthan election results: Farm distress, unemployment, caste pride, all you need to know about the major poll issues

Many of the problems feed off each other —farm crisis has compounded unemployment, rising job uncertainty has led to a fiercer demand for quotas.

VARIETY

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Agriculture subsidies, Narendra Modi, Farm distress, Farmer protest

Why farmers locked horns with Modi government on Gandhi Jayanti

Knee-jerk reactions, or isolated policy measures, are not going to resolve the crisis in Indian farming.

VARIETY

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Ajay jakhar, Ms swaminathan, Farm distress, Minimum support price

Why the government should release India's agriculture from its choking controls

The minimum support price for crop cannot be fixed on the basis of production cost. They are driven by demand and supply.

VARIETY

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Agriculture, Maharashtra, Farm distress, Farmers

Why video of farmer destroying crops has gone viral

Governments respond to farm crisis as a political problem, by announcing loan waivers.

VARIETY

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Maharashtra farmers, Farm loan waiver, Farm distress, Farmer suicides

It's time Maharashtra BJP government stops taking farmers for fools

The only thing the government has done is to have installed safety nets at the Mantralaya do avoid the embarrassment of a farmer attempting suicide.

VARIETY

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Stubble burning, Smog, Punjab Farmers, Farm distress

Delhi air pollution: Why have we stopped debating burning of farm stubble?

It's time we helped our farmers out of this morass.

POLITICS

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Yogi Adityanath, Farm distress, Farmers, Loan waiver

Re 1 loan waiver for UP farmers can turn the joke on BJP in 2019

Government has done little for the farm sector apart from, of course, saying that agricultural growth is its main focus.