Friday, October 01, 2010

Rising Prices

Here is my response to the Editorial 'Losing Hope' which was published in the Hindu. To read the Editorial, click the link.


Rising prices

The editorial “Losing hope” (April 21) portrays the present state of agriculture and warns of what is in store as the decade-old policies of liberalisation — started by our current Prime Minister — start taking their toll. More than the loan waiver, what farmers needed was some money, which could have reduced their distress. The failure of the loan waiver and packages to reduce the number of farmers’ suicides proves that good economists don’t exactly make good politicians and, more so, good decision-makers.

Prashaanth Menon,
Palakkad

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