Loan waiver necessary, but alternative farm practices the need of the hour

Mumbai: Economist and former member of Maharashtra State Planning Board H.M. Desarda, on Tuesday termed the recently announced farm loan waiver by the State government as a necessary but not sufficient condition to deal with the problems related to agriculture.

Prof. Desarda linked todays problems in agriculture to ecology and traced their origins to the techno-economic model of farming ushered in by the Green Revolution.