The Centre has announced a series of policy measures to resuscitate the farm sector, from a ₹1 trillion fund to boost agricultural infrastructure to allowing farmers to sell their crops freely. While these measures may benefit farmers in coming years, their immediate problems — loan repayments and transporting their produce — in the wake of the coronavirus lockdown aren’t likely to go away anytime soon. The Federal takes a deeper look at the measures and analyses the possible short- and long-term impacts of these proposed changes. Read on.

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