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Ashutosh Varshney in the India Express, "India is also witnessing yet another feature typical of democracies: election victories alone, however spectacular, cannot sustain political legitimacy."

Untie the farmer

Untie the farmer:

Professor Ashutosh Varshney's latest Indian Express column addresses the rising agrarian distress. Prof. Varshney argues that India's agricultural policy has relied too much on price supports, and too little on investments in improving agricultural productivity, and enhancing links with the urban economy.  "No society has been able to help farmers by keeping them tethered to land." Read more.

(Distributed April 29, 2015)
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