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Empty Promises
18 July, 2018, C.P. Chandrasekhar
Together with measures like loan write-offs offered by some BJP States and an ostensibly much-improved crop insurance scheme (PMFBY), this hike in MSPs is seen to have confirmed the pro-farmer tilt of the Narendra Modi government. The timing of the Modi government’s MSP hike for kharif crops leads to the question of whether it is backed by the financial allocations needed to deliver on them.
The Crisis in Agriculture
24 October, 2017, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
The dilution of government intervention in the form of minimum support prices, procurement and public distribution is undermining the medium-term viability of agricultural production in India.
Agriculture's Role in Contemporary Development
23 May, 2007, C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh
The evidence of an acceleration in GDP growth in India increases, aided on occasion by periodic revisions in the base year used for constructing the estimates. While the factors accounting for this acceleration are still being debated, another unusual feature of this growth since the 1980s has received less attention:
Minimum Support Prices and the Food Crisis
04 April, 2002, C.P. Chandrasekhar
The changes in minimum support prices for rabi season crops illustrate the fact that the government is bent on pursuing an infeasible strategy for resolving the ‘food crisis’ it has itself engineered.

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