View: True dynamics of the farm agitation

View: True dynamics of the farm agitation

Synopsis

Farm leaders and well-entrenched vested interests are battling hard for status quo. They see venerable national interest in safeguarding the mandi monopoly, the agricultural equivalent of the BSNL landline and pre-Maruti passenger cars.

The Supreme Court’s stay on farm laws and formation of a committee on Tuesday should lead to a reasonable dialogue to end the farmers-GoI stand- off. Sadly, the first reaction of farm leaders reflects their determination to obstruct any progress in resolving the deadlock or improving agriculture.Agriculture’s share in the economy has fallen from about 50% in 1947 to barely 15% today. Mirroring this decline is the mindset of farm leaders

BY

Himangshu Watts

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