Loan waiver, robust procurement help Yogi weather the farm storm

Even as the Delhi borders are on the boil with hundreds of farmers, mostly from Punjab and Haryana, protesting against the new central farm laws, Uttar Pradesh — home to 23 million farming households — has remained largely calm. Uttar Pradesh witnesses sporadic protests in a few Western districts and state farmers voice support for their protesting brethren from Punjab, but the farm community has, by and large, conspicuously refrained from any vociferous form of demonstrations or sit-ins. UP farmer activist and leader Avdhesh Kumar Mishra said the new farm laws were in .....

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