As the protest by the farmers against the Centre's agricultural reforms has entered its sixteenth day today, the government said it is willing to bring in amendments but categorically ruled out a rollback.
On the other hand, farmers remain firm on their demand for a rollback and making Minimum Support Price (MSP) a legal guarantee. With both sides refusing to blink, can Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) provide a compromise?
Besides helping farmers procure raw materials at wholesale prices and accessing modern technology, can FPOs provide the bargaining power farmers have been asking for? The government has been supporting the initiative by providing the necessary policy support. So, can this be a solution that both sides can stomach?
To discuss this, CNCB-TV18's Manisha Gupta spoke to, Uday Deolankar, former division statistician of Maharashtra government; Sunoor Kaul, co-founder and director of ORIGO and MJ Khan, chairman of ICFAA.Watch the video for more.