Friday, Dec 02, 2022

Indian farmers


A farmer's encounter with climate change

July 02, 2022 8:55 am

This year has been a rude awakening. Generations' worth of knowledge was not enough to prepare us for the climate crisis in my village

India must shed obsession with ‘marginal farmers’. Their future lies outside farms — in dairy, poultry, food retail

September 21, 2021 8:34 am

Farming is best left to those who can do it well. Better fewer, but better.

Long dry spell leaves farmers worried, puts brakes on sowing

July 06, 2021 10:51 pm

The central government's decision last week to bring back stock limits on pulses sent shock waves across the industry, especially as just about nine months ago, the government had amended the Essential Commodities Act, 1950 and taken off pulses and oilseeds from the list.

PM asks states to focus on infra & exports, makes pitch for farmers

February 21, 2021 5:40 am

With Cabinet colleagues and chief ministers of most states joining him via video conference, the Prime Minister urged states to prepare agro climatic regional planning strategies to help farmers, and create conditions for boosting exports at the district level.

Good auguries

February 10, 2021 9:07 am

Weather-enabled bumper production in India and ongoing global price recovery could provide opening for resolving farm crisis.

Turning wasteland into green land, the Banka way

April 22, 2020 4:27 pm

Drip irrigation, rainwater harvesting helps farmers grow mango, Arjun, lemon grass on previously uncultivable land.

Why farmers don’t like direct cash transfers

October 17, 2019 12:42 am

The main reason for rejecting the DCT (as opposed to DBT) option was the belief that paying market price for fertilisers upfront would result in additional financial burden.

From Plate to Plough: The right to choose

September 16, 2019 9:37 am

Government could give fertiliser subsidy directly to farmers and let them decide if they want to practise zero budget natural farming or use chemical-fertilisers.

Farm reform: From company to kisan

August 29, 2019 8:22 am

The Modi government is readying a plan to pay fertiliser subsidy directly to farmers through e-wallets.

From Plate to Plough: In the shade of solar trees

August 05, 2019 3:54 am

Helping farmers produce solar energy can help realise the government’s target of doubling farmers’ incomes.