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Ritika Juneja and Ashok Gulati write: Can agri-exports be made more sustainable?

May 23, 2022 11:49 am

The real solution lies in incentivising farmers to switch some of the area under rice and sugar cultivation to other, less water-guzzling crops.

‘Everything Was Destroyed’: War Hits Ukraine’s Farms

April 11, 2022 7:41 pm

The war has also reached deep into the fertile plains of a region known as Europe’s breadbasket, paralysing harvests, destroying granaries and crops, and bringing potentially devastating consequences to a country that produces a large share of the world’s grain.

Incomplete Odisha irrigation projects since 1980s saw cost escalation of up to 4,600%: CAG report

April 01, 2022 1:14 pm

The report attributed the cost escalation to delay in execution of works, increase in land costs, increase in payment of rehabilitation assistance, etc. It also revealed deficiencies in the planning, implementation and monitoring of projects.

Budgeting for a well-fed, self-reliant India

March 28, 2022 9:17 am

Just as in the defence sector, India needs to reorient its approach to agricultural self-reliance with a great focus on R&D

Improvements in agri-credit system can revive agriculture

February 14, 2022 10:29 pm

Institutional development across states should be a priority area for equitable flow of subsidised credit

For ‘climate smart’ agriculture

February 14, 2022 10:29 pm

There is a need to rethink power and fertiliser subsidies and reorient MSP and procurement policies towards minimising GHG emissions

Foodgrain productivity of Gujarat lower than national avg: NABARD

January 20, 2022 5:38 am

🔴 "Though the productivity of most of the major food crops in the state has increased during the last decade, it is lower than that in agriculturally progressive states like Punjab and Tamil Nadu, and that of countries like China and Brazil," stated the country's apex development bank in its focus paper .

Ozone pollution harms East Asian crops, costing $63 billion a year, scientists say

January 18, 2022 3:58 pm

China alone is losing a third of its potential wheat production and nearly a quarter of rice yields as ozone disrupts plant growth.

Don’t support minimum support prices

January 04, 2022 11:34 am

Legal MSP is an illogical, expensive and inefficient policy instrument

Farm reform: the Achilles’ heel of any Indian government

December 29, 2021 9:55 am

🔴 Madan Sabnavis writes: With many vested interests at work, moving ahead on the much-needed reforms in agriculture will be difficult


The Agrarian Unrest Part 1: This could be the Narendra Modi government’s biggest problem

June 22, 2020 6:09 pm

Thousands of farmers from across the country have taken to the streets. ‘Dilli chalo’ is their slogan. What do they want? And is agrarian distress this government’s biggest problem? Harish Damodaran explains.

Haryana Govt. agrees to give reservation to Jats

February 21, 2016 2:13 pm

New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): Union Minister for State for Agriculture Sanjiv Baliyan on Sunday told the media that reservation to the Jat community would be given in the upcoming assembly session. In the wake of the escalating pro-reservation protests by the Jat community spreading across Haryana, the Home Minister on Sunday chaired a high-level emergency meeting to discuss the further course of action. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Union Minister Sanjeev Baliyan, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Army Chief General Dalbir Singh and Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi were among those present at the meeting held at Rajanth's residence.

Farmers should use low-cost farming technology: Agriculture Minister

January 16, 2016 5:12 am

Ahmadabad, Jan 16 (ANI): Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh has said that today's farmers cannot be self reliant only by using old farm techniques. Stating that agriculture inputs are costly, he added that it was necessary that Indian farmers should use low-cost agriculture technology to get more crop yield and increase their income.