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Return to the old normal may take away from us a very potent opportunity

January 27, 2021 8:51 am

Governance, as a tool, is not about reforms. Governance is about laying out procedures for the smooth functioning of systems. But reforms go beyond that.

New farm laws will impoverish rural India, eventually lead to collapse of PDS

December 17, 2020 11:35 am

All sections of society — farmers, agricultural labourers, small shopkeepers — must oppose the new farm laws and hold the central government accountable for trying to jeopardise the country’s food security.

Talking and listening

December 15, 2020 8:49 am

Talking and listening: That’s what PM said was spirit of democracy. Invoking imaginary ‘anti-national gangs’ of farmers undermines that.

Agriculture Minister targets Oppn, says UPA, in its 10 years, didn't approve Swaminathan recommendations

September 18, 2020 5:42 am

Union Agriculture Minister Narender Singh Tomar said that the Congress-led UPA government allocated Rs 12,000 crore for agriculture ministry, and “now Prime Minister Narendra Modi has allocated Rs 1,34,000 crore”.

Speak to the farmer

September 15, 2020 12:11 am

In face of protests, government must clarify that ordinances, to be debated in Parliament, will not affect MSP procurement.

All 10 farm outfits of Punjab plan protest outside Parliament

September 02, 2020 10:21 am

Jagmohan Singh Patiala, state general secretary, Bhartiya Kisan Union (Dakonda), said that the farmers will stage the protest in front of the Parliament. Also, farmers rallies would be orgainsed at Amritsar, Phagwara, Barnala, Patiala and Moga.

After the harvest

August 11, 2020 4:22 am

New Agriculture Infrastructure Fund is welcome. But cold chains and agro-processing are no panacea.

To check post-harvest wastage, PM launches Rs 1-lakh-crore agriculture infra fund

August 10, 2020 5:59 am

The scheme, which was announced as part of the government’s Rs 20 lakh crore Atmanirbhar Bharat package in response to the Covid pandemic in May, was approved by the Union Cabinet on July 8. It will be implemented over 10 years — from 2020 to 2029.

Better money for farm labourers who shift to non-farm sector, but a higher debt too: Study

July 15, 2020 3:44 pm

On an average, the agricultural labour household borrowed 72.40 per cent of the total debt during 1987–88 from such non-institutional sources, which increased to 89.89 per cent in 2018–19,says the study.

End of a monopoly

May 20, 2020 12:49 am

Initiative for APMC reforms should have come from states. But it is welcome that Centre is now taking the lead.


Marathwada agrarian crisis will not drown out BJP's campaign on nationalism

April 17, 2019 10:36 am

Marathwada dams including Majalgaon, Manjara, Sina Kolegaon and Siddheshwar hve dried up and even the bore wells that cost upward of Rs 20,000, dug to depths of 400-500 feet, run dry too.