Lifelines beyond farm loan waivers

AID Jeevansaathi Kiran Vissa writes an opinion piece in The Hindu newspaper about fixing the problems of indebtedness, calling for a functional institutional credit system which is accessible and accountable to all cultivators, and protection from debt trap in bad years. Moreover, to make agriculture profitable we must ensure fair remunerative prices, lower the cost of cultivation, and promote viable farmer collectives and sustainable models of agriculture.

Lifelines beyond farm loan waivers

Rural agrarian distress is firmly at the centre of the national discourse today, triggered by the recent Assembly election results in the Hindi heartland as well as continuous farmer agitations in the past two years ( picture). Just a month ago, the farmers’ march in Delhi highlighted the reality of their deprivation, anger and resolve.


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