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Direct Benefit Transfer: Restructure the system in farmers’ favour

Direct Benefit Transfer: Restructure the system in farmers’ favour

Though the arhtiyas are essential functionaries in the grain procurement process, their role needs to be restricted to official limits. Instead of unabashedly lauding the arhtiya as the ‘ATM’ of the farmers, let the state government activate ATMs where they should be — in the rural banks. Politicians and procurement agencies should clean up their Augean stables. DBT might change the scenario only if the state government genuinely works to safeguard interests of the farmers.

Banks ought to keep their promise

Banks ought to keep their promise

Create a sustainable pathway for farmers

Create a sustainable pathway for farmers

Rome and the tribunes of the plebians

Rome and the tribunes of the plebians

Marine Maha Virs in eastern sector

Marine Maha Virs in eastern sector

Pressure cooker: Safety is paramount

Pressure cooker: Safety is paramount

Why shikanji is not nimbu-pani

Why shikanji is not nimbu-pani

Retracing the steps of migrants

Retracing the steps of migrants

Well-timed paddy move can arrest the slide

Well-timed paddy move can arrest the slide

1971 war: Marine Maha Virs in western theatre

1971 war: Marine Maha Virs in western theatre

3 MVCs for Dera Baba Nanak battle in 1971

3 MVCs for Dera Baba Nanak battle in 1971