Modi’s withdrawal on three farm laws has not only restored the power of Shastri’s slogan Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan but also approved that India is essentially a Krishi Pradhan country. However, the repeal has thrown a visible dullness in view of the pro group on farm laws, on the swift velocity of agricultural reforms that was profusely assured earlier.
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It has also been proved substantially that the big and small farmers form a powerful voting community in the country, where agriculture essentially assists nearly 60% of its 1.4 billion people. Is it not a big reality now?
After about one long year of agitation, the dispute rests on MSP instantly. The agitating farmers insist upon crucial decisions on the Minimum Support Price.
Wailing analysts point out that establishing a price guarantee system for agricultural goods would be unthinkable, both logistically and fiscally, given India’s annual output of food grains alone of about 300 million tons, the risk of inflation and the government’s stretched budget due to the unending pandemic.
Notwithstanding those who believe in a different direction is that the farmers are precisely demanding equilibrium and confidence in their earnings. Yet, in the midst of the country’s budget condition, giving such income certainty through an ensured price at the nationwide level may be infeasible others said.
Views of course remain contradictory. Some do not backtrack in saying that our farming sector as a whole requires tremendous reforms. In such a precarious condition increased MSP can never be bearable as it would sting consumers ultimately.
Meanwhile, Rakesh Tikait has made it absolutely clear that no farmer will return until the guarantee on MSP and return of cases against the farmers are taken. He has also called for a farmers’ panchayat on 5 December.