Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Indian farmers News
Why farmers don’t like direct cash transfers
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.
6 days ago
From Plate to Plough: The right to choose
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.
1 month ago
Farm reform: From company to kisan
The Modi government is readying a plan to pay fertiliser subsidy directly to farmers through e-wallets.
2 months ago
From Plate to Plough: In the shade of solar trees
Helping farmers produce solar energy can help realise the government’s target of doubling farmers’ incomes.
3 months ago
Creating the right ‘market connect’ for boosting farm incomes
Moving agriculture from State to Concurrent list can produce gains similar to that from GST
4 months ago
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.
9 months ago
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.
10 months ago
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.
1 year ago
The price is wrong
Getting the right remuneration is the most critical issue facing farmers. Government must provide policy, institutional framework for procurement.
1 year ago
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.
1 year ago
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