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India farmers


Weather and agriculture: Food inflation returns despite best rainfall in 25 years

January 02, 2020 4:48 am

2019 was extraordinary for crop damage caused by too much rather than too little rain. The prospects for rabi, however, look good.

Looking up: The farm hope

December 05, 2019 10:54 am

The ongoing price recovery in major crops is in danger of being stymied by knee-jerk government response.

All crop loans should be routed through Kisan Credit Cards to ensure farmers don't use loans for non-agricultural purposes

November 25, 2019 9:59 am

Streamlining the agri-credit system to facilitate higher crop loans to farmer-producer organisations against commodity stocks can be a win-win model to spur agriculture growth.

How a farmers’ producer company is India’s largest grape exporter

November 14, 2019 4:26 pm

In 2018-19, Sahyadri FPC exported 21,141 tonnes of grapes to the EU, Russia and UAE, while recording a profit of Rs 17.89 crore on total sales of Rs 360 crore.

How agri MNCs are pushing their products

October 03, 2019 4:47 am

These companies are proactively engaging the Indian farmer more than government departments.

Hot proposition: Not every farmer can grow this

October 03, 2019 7:03 am

Chilli prices are good this time, but the crop is still a risky gamble.

Govt must not sacrifice rise in farm incomes at altar of short-term consumer interest

September 30, 2019 4:24 pm

The costs of government shortsightedness aren’t small. India, in 2018-19, exported 21.83 lakh tonnes (lt) of onions, which was a tenth of its production and valued at Rs 3,467.36 crore.

Nutrient boom: Make in India

August 01, 2019 4:14 pm

The country may turn a zero urea importer even before the Modi government’s second term ends.

Agri trade policy: A belated move from pro-consumer to pro-producer

February 07, 2019 12:17 am

Farmers’ woes in recent times has been partly global prices-driven, but also government-induced.

Centre’s cash transfer to cover 90% of sown area

January 14, 2019 2:34 am

Sources said transfer of Rs 4,000 per acre in a year by the Centre for land-owning farmers appears to be the proposal that has gained most traction.