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The Crux: P Sainath on India's Forgotten Farmer

Jun 15, 2017 09:58 PM IST India India

As a new agrarian season begins, the Indian farmer has the same, old worry. What should he or she grow in the coming season that would fetch them decent returns? It's a country where agriculture is a contradiction, bumper production does not always mean profits. The monsoon, even when bountiful, does not necessarily bring relief and everybody still loves a good drought. P Sainath explains what is plaguing the agrarian sector.