Livemint. The farmer protest is nowhere near to stop. They are threatening to become one of the longest and severe protests in PM Modi’s tenure.
Prime Minister claimed he would change the face of agriculture, and to give in to the demands of the farmers would be an admission of defeat. But letting the chaos unsettled is pushing Indian food markets towards trouble. Not only that, it is derailing India’s post covid recovery.
“Nobody doubts that for India to have a shot at exiting its lower-middle-income trap, farming must come out of its sub-3% growth rut. The productivity of labour, land, fertilizer and water have to improve. Massive private investments need to take place in storage and processing for the country’s 2% share of global agricultural exports to increase”, said the Mint report.