Everybody loves a farmer

Print edition : April 12, 2019

The second kisan long march by farmers from across Maharashtra demanding farm loan waivers, minimum support price, irrigation facilities and provision of pension. Starting February 21, the farmers covered over 165 kilometres on foot from Nashik to Mumbai. Photo: Veeru Kadam

Vegetable farming in Vellayani, Thiruvananthapuram district. Photo: S. GOPAKUMAR

The cash transfer schemes the Narendra Modi government and several State governments have announced to woo the peasantry ahead of the election, like the loan waivers, short-change farmers because they avoid the vital issue of remunerative prices for farm produce.

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