Unpacking the #FarmBills Controversy: The Story of Agriculture in India So Far
First Part in Two-Part series to make sense of the political chaos surrounding the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill.
My name is Venky. I write Agribusiness Matters every week to talk about Agribusiness and Agriculture in the nick of transformation.
This wasn’t originally part of the programming schedule.
Despite my instincts warning me not to wade in political waters, I am plunging in. Not talking about politics is injurious to our health in the post-truth age when digital networks play seesaw in our minds with facts and illusions.
This is going to be super long and uncomfortable to read in some places, you are forewarned, albeit packaged in a tweetstorm format for easy consumption. I am going to break this into two parts, so that I don’t test your patience. The second part will be out tomorrow.
I am writing this more for those outside agriculture than inside. I am hoping though it would also be useful for insiders to see the industry challenges in a new light. Regular readers of this newsletter will have to bear with me for repeating some of the points I have made befor…