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2019 General Elections: Will farm loan waivers be order of the day?

Updated : April 09, 2019 01:15 PM IST

With 52 percent of farmers in debt, loan waivers are a clear vote-winners for political parties.
Loan waivers, popular as they are, are a short-term fix for a far graver problem facing the Indian farmer.
This situation of high debt and inability to pay it back will resurface unless the government does something to fix how agriculture is conducted in the country.
2019 General Elections: Will farm loan waivers be order of the day?
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