About the Author
Sharad Joshi is the National President of the farmers’ organisation Shetkari Sanghatana, which describes itself as the only truly liberal party in India. He is Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) since 1984. A former bureaucrat and UN technocrat, he turned farmer in 1980s. His work for farmers and rural women and also in the field of promotion of enterprise, technology and economic reforms provided new dimensions in the understanding of the Indian agricultural problems.