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Roots of the Sri Lankan Debt Trap

Research Brief, May 2022 |

C.P. Chandrasekhar, Jayati Ghosh
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C.P. Chandrasekhar Joins PERI

Interview, April 2022 |

C.P. Chandrasekhar, C.J. Polychroniou
Research
Over 2020-21, farmer protests in India turned into a movement provoked by the passage of farm laws designed to dismantle regulation of agricultural trade, provide a legal framework for contract farming arrangements, and facilitate corporate entry into agricultural production and trade. C.P. Chandrasekhar explains that despite intense farmer opposition, the government held out for almost a year after the movement began before withdrawing the laws. Chandrasekhar describes the factors underlying this stand-off by tracing the post-Independence evolution of agricultural and food policy and examining the political economy context of the positions adopted by the farmers and the government.
Commentary

Why India Needs a Green Deal

Commentary, January 2022 |

Rohit Azad, Shouvik Chakraborty
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