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Letter to BS: There is a strong need to reform agriculture for development

There is a strong need to reform agriculture for the development and well-being of over 60 per cent of the population

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This refers to “Reforming agriculture” (July 29). There is a strong need to reform agriculture for the development and well-being of over 60 per cent of the population. But taking agriculture out of the State List will leave little incentive for the state government to invest and innovate in agriculture. Also, agriculture being dependent on geographical factors is very different from the education sector. Following a one-policy-fits-all approach cannot succeed given the geographical diversity of India. For example, in some areas, small farmlands can be more effective than the large ones.

Also, rather than simply being pushed by the idea

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First Published: Jul 29 2019 | 10:27 PM IST

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