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Draft Pesticide Management Bill is Out of Sync With the Agrarian Political Economy

The bill ignores ground realities of sale and consumption of agrichemicals. Any bill genuinely concerned about agrichemicals management must begin with the recognition that much of agriculture is plagued by a deep economic, ecological, and cultural crisis. The government must go back to the drawing board and reformulate the very objectives of the bill.

Notebandi takes the sauce out of Nashik’s tomatoes

Farmers in Maharashtra’s Nashik district – where one in every four tomatoes in India comes from – are destroying standing crops on a scale never seen before, following persistent rock-bottom prices since the November 8 demonetisation

Grand Narratives of the Budget

In a bid to introduce point to point high speed rail systems the Indian Railways seems to have forgotten its core constituency. If the Indian Railways fails to provide inexpensive travel to all, it would be deemed as a violation of the constitutional guarantee of travelling freely across the country.
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