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  • Peaceful protest is a democratic right, but vandalism hurts India’s image Dec 31, 2020 08:35 AM IST

    Peaceful protest is a democratic right, but vandalism hurts India’s image

    The Punjab vandalism coupled with the hooliganism at the Apple factory at Kolar send a wrong message to global entrepreneurs who wish to be part of India’s growth story. It shows that the Indian state is incapable of safeguarding private property

  • Vilifying private enterprise threatens to push back India to the 70s Dec 30, 2020 08:35 AM IST

    Vilifying private enterprise threatens to push back India to the 70s

    The first thing economic growth requires is trust, stability and law and order. If India continues on the path of political opportunism and populism pandering to one set of private producers' unjust demands, it is doomed to be trapped forever in the low-income category

  • Farmers’ agitation cloud over agriculture which began the year well Dec 29, 2020 08:46 AM IST

    Farmers’ agitation cloud over agriculture which began the year well

    The farmers fail to understand that, at the end of the day, farming will become more efficient, their incomes will rise, consumer prices will become more predictable and farm trade will greatly benefit

  • Farm Laws | Reforms and consensus do not always go hand in hand Dec 17, 2020 10:30 AM IST

    Farm Laws | Reforms and consensus do not always go hand in hand

    Agriculture has remained a sensitive subject to tinker with because any well-intentioned move is fraught with huge political risks. However, the Narendra Modi-led government is walking the talk when it comes to agrarian reforms

  • The new farm laws will usher in the structural transformation of Indian agriculture Dec 15, 2020 08:44 AM IST

    The new farm laws will usher in the structural transformation of Indian agriculture

    The farm reforms aim to create conditions for small farmers to survive, if not thrive, by linking farms to markets and agribusinesses, thereby trying to create a dynamic, modern agricultural sector

  • Political economy and fear of the future behind farmer protests Dec 03, 2020 02:01 PM IST

    Political economy and fear of the future behind farmer protests

    The roots of the APMC goes back to colonial rule to ensure the cheap supply of raw cotton to mills in Britain. Furthermore, the roots of price control go back to the infamous Khilji era when policy to ensure a cheap supply of agricultural produce

  • A section of farmers wants to cling on to a system that has outlived its utility Dec 03, 2020 08:28 AM IST

    A section of farmers wants to cling on to a system that has outlived its utility

    Today’s national needs are different and the system needs to change. The crux of the farmers’ objection to the new policy is that it will end his life of risk-free farming

  • Farmers Protest: Why Congress was right in 2019, and is wrong in 2020 Dec 02, 2020 04:06 PM IST

    Farmers Protest: Why Congress was right in 2019, and is wrong in 2020

    For too long, the story of Indian agriculture has been a tale of market distortions. These seemingly insurmountable hurdles frustrated successive policymakers whose repeated counsel to dismantle these barriers often ran into political resistance, like now

  • The government is undoing its own agricultural reforms with onion policy Oct 27, 2020 10:18 AM IST

    The government is undoing its own agricultural reforms with onion policy

    Re-imposing stock limits and banning exports fly in the face of agri reforms

  • Farmers hold protests across Punjab over new farm reform laws, burn effigies of PM Oct 17, 2020 07:49 PM IST

    Farmers hold protests across Punjab over new farm reform laws, burn effigies of PM

    Farmers assembled at Phagwara-Hoshiarpur road and held a march. They then burnt the effigy of prime minister alleging that their leaders were "disrespected" during a meeting with Agriculture ministry officials in Delhi.

  • The farm reforms are an attempt to integrate agriculture with Indian capitalism Oct 01, 2020 08:29 AM IST

    The farm reforms are an attempt to integrate agriculture with Indian capitalism

    In the context of farm reforms, we could learn from the Chinese experience, where contract farming has flourished

  • Consumer companies may get their staple desires fulfilled Sep 29, 2020 01:10 PM IST

    Consumer companies may get their staple desires fulfilled

    Business has for long had an eye on the staples in a consumer’s basket. The govt’s reforms for the farm sector could make it a viable and scalable proposition

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