Indian Agriculture Still Faces Problems

May 21, 2021

As a second wave of COVID-19 infections sweeps through India, the farmers’ protests are no longer in the news. Yet the underlying issues facing Indian agriculture have not gone away.

India’s New Agricultural Policy After Decades of Farmer Suffering

October 05, 2020

In India, June 5 was a turning point in the history of the country’s agriculture. The government passed three ordinances to unshackle farmers from the restrictive marketing regime that has managed the marketing of agriculture produce for decades. This sweeping stroke promises to bring the entire...

Indian Politicians Write Off Loans and Farmers Kill Themselves

February 20, 2019

Broken credit markets and the primacy of special interests are putting enormous burdens on Indian taxpayers and farmers. Countries across the world subsidize agriculture. A key reason for this has been food security. Other reasons such as equity, environmental and cultural concerns also inform...