May 25, 2020 9:07 am
The legal framework of the MGNREGA scheme does allow this on farms owned by people of SC/ST communities, and on the lands of marginal farmers.
May 19, 2020 1:50 am
Agriculture being a state subject under the Constitution, any central legislation seeking to remove barriers to trade and creating a unified national market for farm produce could trigger a fresh debate on federalism.
March 16, 2020 2:39 pm
Montek Singh Ahluwalia’s book helps frame the problem: Tilt in favour of consumer in food policy reduces incentives for farmers, makes it difficult to unlock resources for growth.
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.
December 05, 2019 10:54 am
The ongoing price recovery in major crops is in danger of being stymied by knee-jerk government response.
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.
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.
October 03, 2019 4:47 am
These companies are proactively engaging the Indian farmer more than government departments.
October 03, 2019 7:03 am
Chilli prices are good this time, but the crop is still a risky gamble.
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.