Interpreting India
Interpreting India
Feb 11, 2021
Analyzing India's Agricultural Markets and Farm Laws with Mekhala Krishnamurthy
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Mekhala Krishnamurthy joins Srinath Raghavan to analyze India’s agricultural sector, its markets, and the impact of the new farms laws. Can these  laws effectively tackle the main issues prevalent in India’s agrarian economy? Why have these laws stoked so much protest across certain farmer groups? And finally, how shall the agricultural landscape change once these laws are properly implemented?

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EPISODE CONTRIBUTORS

Mekhala Krishnamurthy is a Senior Fellow at CPR and Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Ashoka University. Over the last fifteen years, Krishnamurthy’s research, publications, policy and professional engagements have involved work within and across a range of field sites and subjects, including women’s courts and dispute resolution, community health workers and public health systems, agriculture and agricultural markets, and land, water and livelihood security.

Srinath Raghavan is a nonresident senior fellow at Carnegie India. He is also a professor of International Relations and History at Ashoka University. His primary research focus is on the contemporary and historical aspects of India’s foreign and security policies. He has written a number of books spanning international relations, strategic studies and modern South Asian history. 

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Additional Reading:

1. Understanding and misunderstanding e-NAM by Mekhala Krishnamurthy and Shoumitro Chatterjee

2. Farm laws: First-Principles and the Political Economy of Agricultural Market Regulation by Mekhala Krishnamurthy and Shoumitro Chatterjee

3.  Why are Indian Farmers Protesting? by The Economist

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