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Has Kerala gone bananas? Maybe not

Kerala's MSP: The initiative is fraught with challenges, but there is a fighting chance of success

October 30, 2020 / 08:21 AM IST
Has Kerala gone bananas? Maybe not

File image of Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

The ideological divide between the BJP-led NDA government at the centre and the CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) government of Kerala has again been tellingly brought out over evolving agricultural policy. While the centre is moving away from state controls and intervention, Kerala is going in the opposite direction. The leftist ruled state has just announced a policy of minimum support price (MSP) for 16 horticultural commodities ranging over fruits and vegetables important to Kerala (like banana, tapioca, tomato, pineapple),...

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