This is with reference to "A non-starter FTA" (

Business Line

, July 18): If the India-Asean FTA does not take off it will be a great disappointment for those hoping for a pan-Asian economic set-up. We cannot afford to live in isolation. We have to think of a better farm policy that gives input subsidies and increases productivity so that the farmers get remunerative income at lower prices and are able to compete globally.

A. Jacob Sahayam

Thiruvananthapuarm

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(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated July 19, 2006)
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