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Indian Farmers and WTO

I am a farmer living and working in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. I read with interest the commentary on WTO panel rulings on anti-dumping by C Satapathy (November 25-December 2, 2000). As farmers, we are extremely worried about the impact of the WTO regime on agriculture. Even at 3 per cent imports, prices of practically every crop has nosedived. On the other hand, the costs of cultivation are relentlessly increasing. In this context, I would like C Satapathy to respond to the following questions:

(1) If and what kind of anti-dumping measures in agriculture are feasible? How are they to be initiated?

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