The Tribune -October 19, 2020
...The country is seeing intense acrimony among farmers on the new farm laws. These legislations are apparently aimed at transforming agriculture, but the farmers of Punjab, Haryana, and western UP, the original Green Revolution areas, are seeking their recall.
These are, in fact, not farm but trade legislations. After the onset of reforms in 1992, trade has substantially contributed to enhancing the national GDP. Trade as a percentage of the country’s GDP was 55.29 in 2019. However, agriculture has largely remained out of the trade network. Even the world trade negotiations have not been able to break the impasse on rule-based global trade...
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