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The farmers enter the fray -Gurbachan Jagat

-The Tribune Distressed as they were, the final death blow is sought to be delivered in the agricultural reforms. Why not have MSP till a better alternative is found? Why let the oligarchs loose to prey on farmers? Was there a demand from farmers for these reforms? How has the Centre decided suo motu that this would benefit farmers? IT was the early 1960s and I spent two years in my ancestral...

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Dr Shailaja Fennell, PhD supervisor at the Centre of Development Studies and the Department of Land Economy, interviewed by Durganand Balsavar (The Hindu)

-The Hindu New research at University of Cambridge focuses on rural knowledge systems and sustainable practices to safeguard the ecosystem An academic with research interests in food production, rural development and gender equality in development interventions, Shailaja Fennell has worked on several international projects to promote sustainability and build resilience. She supervises M.Phil students at the Centre of Development Studies – University of Cambridge, and Ph.D students at the Centre of Development...

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First survey of farmers after Modi govt’s 3 farm laws is bad news for the BJP -Yogendra Yadav

-ThePrint.in The Gaon Connection survey suggests that the govt and media would live in denial if they see farmers’ protests as a rebellion of the entitled. Is farming profitable?” Now, take a guess: from which part of India do you expect to hear a ‘yes’ to this question? I bet you would say, Punjab and Haryana, followed by Maharashtra and other western states. South might come after that. And you would expect...

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The (food) grain of Punjab's own farm Bills -Sukhpal Singh

-Business Standard The MSP is declared for 23 crops. This means that farmers of other crops or those trying to diversify under contract farming would not have the MSP protection of the Bills Much was made of the Punjab government’s plan to reject the three central laws on agri markets and provide its own protection to famers, especially on prices for their produce. But, the two Bills presented in the state legislature...

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Punjab passes its own three agriculture Bills -Vikas Vasudeva

-The Hindu First State to formally reject Centre’s 3 farm legislations Punjab on Tuesday became the first State in the country to formally reject theCentral government’s three agriculture sector legislations, with its Legislative Assembly on Tuesday unanimously passing three Bills to negate the Union laws. The Assembly passed a resolution rejecting the Central legislations and the proposed Electricity Amendment Bill and demanding their immediate annulment. It also sought an ordinance to protect the...

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