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For the farmer, things to do

Affordable inputs, access to credit and formal land-leasing are some of the urgent requirements for the small and marginal farmer.

PM Modi is said to plan cash handout for Indian farmers before election

The income support program involves a certain amount as monthly payout to farmers and could benefit as many as 150 million farm households, a key bloc that can influence the election outcome.


From food security to nutrition security

Biotechnology can be a game-changer in the battle against malnutrition in much the same way that the Green Revolution was in ensuring self sufficiency.

The price is wrong

Getting the right remuneration is the most critical issue facing farmers. Government must provide policy, institutional framework for procurement.

Fall Armyworm: Nipping a problem in the bud

India has to effectively deal with this new insect that can devastate maize and a host of other crops. This pest has been seen in the Americas since several decades.

Double whammy: No bounce-back hopes here

For Kerala’s rubber growers, yield losses from floods have added to their woes from falling prices.


Maharashtra: Grape farmers seek govt boost to expand export markets

Over the last few years, Indian grapes have managed to make their presence felt in various overseas market. Countries in the European Union, Middle East as well as USA, Canada, among others, are major export destinations of Indian table grapes.

NREGA v minimum farm wages: How jobs Act is losing out to funds crunch

After the Finance Ministry rejected the recommendations of two recent government panels, MGNREGA workers in 10 states will get no raises in 2018-19. Minimum farm wages are now higher in many states.

From Plate to Plough: Freeing the farm

Raising agricultural exports requires the government to unburden policy of consumer bias. A balance should be struck between meeting the needs of food-insecure consumers and income-insecure farmers.

When the State becomes the Market

The main reason for rising governmental procurement of wheat and paddy has been the steady increase in their minimum support prices (MSP).