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Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Indian farmers


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.

Creating the right ‘market connect’ for boosting farm incomes

July 04, 2019 12:34 am

Moving agriculture from State to Concurrent list can produce gains similar to that from GST

For the farmer, things to do

February 01, 2019 12:32 am

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

January 02, 2019 9:56 am

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

October 15, 2018 5:39 am

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

October 05, 2018 3:45 am

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