For farmers protesting in Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh, and in many parts of the country, farm loan waivers are not a cure for a festering woundjust first-aid
What happened in Mandsaur, on Tuesday, is highly regrettable, but embers of agrarian distress are singeing many parts of the country. The reason? For a large part of our population that resides in villages and small towns, a powerful Indian nation state remains a distant dream. Shouldn’t we be ashamed of the fact that a country that calls itself an agricultural nation doesn’t even have a proper national agricultural policy?