Revamping Indian Agriculture – Let’s Start from the Scratch

Sharad Joshi, agricultural economist and founder of Swatantra Bharat Paksh Party and Shetkari Sanghatana (farmers’ Organisation) argues for complete elimination of the anti-prosperity machine working against the Indian farmers.

He opines that tinkering with the existing agricultural policies for seeking votes will not relieve the distress in the agriculture sector. We need to restart the sector with a clean slate.

“No government in India can afford to play around with agricultural policies in the hope of winning some gullible votes. It is high time we wiped clean the slate of farm policies and start drafting a new plan and new architecture with new ambition.”

Read the full column on The Hindu Business Line here.

An insightful obituary of the ‘beacon of hope for India’s liberals’ can be found here.

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