Agrarian Distress in India*

Mar 1st 2018, Jayati Ghosh

To improve agricultural productivity and farmer income, the Swaminathan Commission, set up during the UPA regime, proposed comprehensive and detailed reforms. But the BJP has not only omitted these reforms but also worsened famer conditions through policies that have destroyed rural markets and increased cultivation costs.

* This article was originally published in The Mint: February 28, 2018.

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