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India farmers


Time has come to merge income support schemes with MGNREGA

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.

APMC Reform Law: Centre says states’ powers not being encroached

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.

Growth and the farmer: Consumer bias in food policy reduces incentives for farmers

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.

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.