Monday, Jan 30, 2023

Indian farmer


From Plate to Plough: Get smarter on the farm

October 03, 2018 5:21 am

Supporting agriculture through input subsidies is the ‘dumb’ approach. Priority must now be given to investment in the sector and ensuring farmers have access to the latest technologies.

Govt builds on Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana to lessen rural distress

January 17, 2018 7:26 am

If achieved, the 54 lakh rural houses to be built under central schemes in 2017-18 will be far higher than the 32.24 lakh in 2016-17, 18.24 lakh in 2015-16, 11.89 lakh in 2014-15, 10.49 lakh in 2013-14 and 10.47 lakh in 2012-13.

What drought means to a Marathwada farmer

August 27, 2015 1:00 am

The big question in the minds of everyone who can recall is: Will 2015 for Marathwada turn out worse than the worst-ever drought of 1972?

This govt’s focus is more on consumers than on producers: Sharad Pawar

August 27, 2015 1:10 pm

Three-time Maharashtra chief minister Sharad Pawar, analyses the current agricultural situation and this government’s performance on the farm front.

Arid Marathwada stares at another season of failed crops

July 18, 2015 4:48 am

Near-total absence of rains since June-end is another blow to farmers already crippled by back-to-back drought and this year’s hailstorms.

Devendra Fadnavis to discuss farmers’ problems with Centre today

July 15, 2015 1:59 am

The NITI Aayog meeting is also to discuss issues related to the Land Acquisition Bill, which also has a massive bearing on the farm sector.

Explained: Why we need to sharply raise MSP for pulses

May 29, 2015 6:13 am

There is no alternative to boosting domestic production, farmers desperately need the incentive, and the country could do with saving on urea.

Home buyers fear builders will transfer extra land cost

May 15, 2015 2:19 am

Builders in area also welcomed the judgment and said they hoped this would also end further disputes regarding land.

Out of My Mind: Losing the Plot

May 03, 2015 12:10 am

What is striking is lack of visibility about what government is doing to relieve farmer distress.

A bitter crop

April 28, 2015 9:49 am

Current rural distress is not about land acquisition. It is rooted in the low viability and high volatility of agriculture.