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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plan to help farmers has sparked concerns about higher inflation and deeper inequality. (© Nikkei montage/Source photos by Reuters)
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India's Modi on dangerous ground with big giveaways to farmers

Drive to rescue debt-ridden growers risks destabilizing the economy

KIRAN SHARMA, Nikkei staff writer | India

NEW DELHI -- Their numbers attested to their desperation: Tens of thousands of Indian farmers streamed into Mumbai on March 12.

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