Series: Insuring the State

How the US supports its rich farmers and India ditches its poor farmers

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Insuring the State

It is important to realise there is a world of difference between US and Indian farmers. Indian cultivators will be in a much weaker position to pursue their claims against the insurance firms than US cultivators. The real benefit to the Government from the PMFBY is that it will enable it to wash its hands of responsibility to directly protect the peasantry against various types of distress.

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Finance Capital feeds on farmers distress

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Insuring the State

What is the Government’s interest in having insurance firms provide crop insurance? This is a puzzling question, because it would not appear to make financial sense for the Government.

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Farming distress – government washing off its hands – 1/3

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Insuring the State

Providing a meagre amount as compensation, the state is pushing the farmers to the doors of insurance companies for more compensation. It is important to understand that crop insurance scheme is a deception.

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