Why Maharashtra’s farm distress is market-driven
The Devendra Fadnavis government's failure to buy farm produce at minimum support price (MSP) has pushed farmers to ask for farm loan waivers
Mumbai: After two years of back-to-back drought, rain gods blessed Maharashtra’s farms in 2016. The farmers kept their part of the bargain, turning up a higher agricultural output. However, the beginning of 2017 has seen shrill demands for farm loan waivers, at decibel levels not seen in the drought years.