#CutTheClutter #MSP

As the farmer protests continue, Shekhar Gupta explains the need for reforms given that India’s current agricultural policies are suited to when it was living a ‘ship-to-mouth’ existence. Now, India has more grain than it can eat or store. In episode 633 of Cut The Clutter, he explains the intricacies of Minimum Support Pricing, the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) Act and the meaning of crop diversification.

Read also Mihir Sharma’s article here. Some references to the food crisis in the Sixties are taken from here:

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Read Mihir Sharma’s column here: https://theprint.in/opinion/what-modi-govt-can-do-to-placate-angry-farmers-and-end-their-protests/556427/
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Farm protests, issues with MSP, APMC & India’s many Green Revolutions since the 1960s

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  • iqbalhack101 shaikh
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  • arjun v
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    Nope. MSP is needed.
    MSP should be used by the government itself to ensure that farmers are cultivating what we need and not just grains.
    MSP would allow the govt to set the prices an year in advance and the farmer to plan in advance.
    The free market wouldn't.

    India has a huge farmer debt problem. That needs to be fixed first to ensure that we remain self-sufficient.
    Basically instead of wiping out the debt of farmers, use the money to help improve the farmer's livelihood and India's future.

    The issue here is that the MSP is a voting bank used by those in power to get the votes of those in Punjab and other surplus cultivators.
    So the govt thought up this trick to fix the problem by leaving it to the market and get the support of the private players as a bonus.

    MSP of rice and wheat should be reduced to half after 2 hours. That gives the farmers enough time to start cultivating other stuff.

  • capable gupta
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    I never thought that i will b writing this, but the analysis done and information provided at least in this EP is brilliant. Great work sir.

  • sunny mittra
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    What fake news you're spreading, saying all surplus grain FCI procured get waisted as it doesn't have storages !!

    The value of wheat exported from India amounted to more than 61 million U.S. dollars in the fiscal year 2020.

    India is the leading exporter of the Basmati Rice to the global markets. During 2015-16 the country has exported globally about 40.45 Lakh MT of Basmati Rice and 63.66 Lakh MT Non-Basmati rice for the worth of Rs. 2,2718.44 crores and Rs. 15,129.09 crores respectively.

  • Amarjit Kandola
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    Mr Shekhar we know your views o farm laws, you stand with the main stream experts. Mr Devinder Sharma who too is an expert but down to earth thinker. I wish you both could exchange ideas and rather I wish you could rebut some of his core objections.

  • LAVANYA R
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    If the main issue is providing MSPs to rice n wheat that resulted in the market surplus why don't the govt assure MSPs and increasing procurement more of other produce like Vegetables, oilseeds, pulses etc so that the farmers won't be exploitated at the hands of corporate morons?

  • Vijay Gupta
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    great explanation and support for farm reform s specially coming from Shekhar and Print, which is mostly critical of tne govt,
    I will like u to dubb this in local languages too for benefit of others

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