Decontroling Prices of Fertilisers

The move will have disastrous repercussions on the cultivating peasantry especially the small and marginal farmers who are already facing an acute agrarian crisis reflected in the fact that suicides by farmers have crossed the 2 lakh mark. It is also to be noted that this move by the Congress-led Government is coming in the context of unprecedented drought and floods that hit large parts of the country in quick succession leading to drastic reduction in acreage and output of major crops.