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Modi's plan to placate Indian farmers will not work

Country needs serious agricultural reform, not bigger subsidies

| India
Demonstrators demanding debt waivers for farmers are hit by police water cannon during a protest in Chandigarh, India, in March.   © Reuters

With dozens of Indian farming groups declaring a 10-day cutoff of supplies of milk and produce to the country's major cities from June 1, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is struggling to find a way through a deepening agricultural crisis that could damage his government's re-election prospects.

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