• Maha
    Dec 31, 2018 04:33 PM

    Loan waivers only help political parties to get votes. Challenge faced by Indian farmers is, they have to compete in productivity and quality globally. They can't do that because average holding of Indian farmers is very small (less than 5 acres) whereas in the west, it is in hundreds of acres. This means, less automation and use of modern methods of farming which leads to poor production and lower quality. Once you cross this, they need to deal with middlemen, lack of proper storage and marketing. Govt, can help famers by promoting cooperative farming,, providing help with crop identification, seeds, inputs, storage and marketing facilities. But obviously it is lot of work so the tendency is to take the shortcut and waive loans ,