A short history of farm loan waivers and a map of farmers’ pipe dreams

The loan waivers act only as a quick-fix to ease farmers’ distress in the absence of coordinated and sustained reforms. Unless the real issues that push the farmers into debt crisis are identified and addressed, the loan waiver solution will only serve as a trump card in the hands of politicians and pose challenges like undermining public spending, price hikes, credit indiscipline and a moral hazard.

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Cold Storage and Indian Agriculture: The Cold Future of a Sleeping Giant

In the mid-January 2018, the road to Bhimakpura village of Uttar Pradesh (UP) was reeking with a rotten smell of

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