Audio podcast: Why India’s agriculture sector is in perpetual crisis

Ashraf Engineer

October 28, 2020

“Until the problems of rural India are resolved, the aspirations of urban India will never be fulfilled.” Barun Mitra, respected policy expert, multiple award winner and libertarian, works extensively with farmers at the grassroots level. He details in this two-part episode why India’s agriculture sector has never achieved its true potential, dispels drawing-room-conversation myths like the sector is pampered and explains how one policy disaster after another – demonetisation being the most recent – have crushed the Indian farmer.