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View: Angry farmers want continued govt support for a dysfunctional, wasteful system

View: Angry farmers want continued govt support for a dysfunctional, wasteful system
View: Angry farmers want continued govt support for a dysfunctional, wasteful system

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The government has been the dominant buyer of wheat and rice since the 1940s, and its procurement and rationing system has killed off private trade.

Winter crops are sown. While they peek out of the fields, farmers have some leisure. Hookah and charpoy are a good combination for the season. But there was some work to be done — dismantling the new agricultural legislation. They tried to enter Delhi in thousands. The government stopped them and, surprisingly, they obeyed.The Prime Minister and home minister assured them that the new laws they have made were in their interest. They obviously do
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