Harish Damodaran


Explained: Our aam & their taang
Fri, Jan 30, 2015

Harish Damodaran explains what’s on the table along with mangoes, chicken legs and global trade.

Demand for geographical indication status: This time for Gulbarga toor
Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Traders wants the coming Union Budget to clamp a “minimum 20 per cent” import duty on pulses, as against nil now.

The Big Picture: A new churning
Sun, Jan 25, 2015

Large dairy farmers are driving change at the country’s largest milk cooperative.

UPA’s food Act was more about ‘vote security’: FCI revamp panel chief
Fri, Jan 23, 2015

Justifies move : Panel recommended govt to cut food security coverage from 67% to 40%

Panel moots smaller food security net, cash transfers
Thu, Jan 22, 2015

The identification of “eligible households” has been left to the state governments.

Nutrient facts
Thu, Jan 22, 2015

Decontrol of urea and ushering in a system of crediting subsidy payments directly into the bank accounts of farmers.

After petrol and diesel, Narendra Modi govt may deregulate urea
Mon, Jan 19, 2015

Out of the Centre’s fertiliser subsidy of Rs 72,970.30 crore budgeted for 2014-15, Rs 48,300 crore is on account of urea.

The next farm downtrend
Fri, Jan 16, 2015

Agriculture could be headed for an extended period of stress following the end of a decade-long global commodity boom.

‘Merge schemes, abolish plan and non-plan expenditure’
Wed, Jan 14, 2015

Expenditure Reforms Commission bats for DBT to cover all subsidies.

Among Amul contributors, flourishing all-Muslim society
Fri, Jan 09, 2015

Commercial dairying is a big draw for community in northern Gujarat.

Rural wage growth lowest in 10 years, signals farm distress, falling inflation
Wed, Jan 07, 2015

RBI Governor had linked inflation to wages; this may set the stage for rate cuts.

Twin monsoon failure, first time in 10 yrs
Sat, Jan 03, 2015

This is the first time since 2004 that rainfall deficiency has been recorded in both south-west and north-east monsoon seasons.

Amul eyes turnover in excess of Hindustan Unilever’s this fiscal
Fri, Dec 26, 2014

In 2009-10, the GCMMF unions together procured an average 90.93 lakh litres per day (LLPD) — wholly from Gujarat.

Only 40 per cent of rural households dependent on farming as main income source: NSSO
Mon, Dec 22, 2014

Net receipts from cultivation and rearing of animals accounted for just 59.8 % of the avg Indian farming family’s monthly income.

30 crore cattle and rising, but where are the country’s vets?
Mon, Dec 15, 2014

As veterinary graduates prefer govt jobs, pvt sector stares at a crisis

Crop area down, negative growth looms in farms
Sat, Dec 13, 2014

The rabi setback comes on top of a not-so-good kharif (summer-autumn) season that saw production declines in most crops, courtesy a poor south-west monsoon.

Oil companies to pay for ethanol boost to sugar industry
Fri, Dec 12, 2014

The new mechanism basically removes uncertainty with regard to both pricing and supply.

In tractor market ruled by Mahindra, Italy’s Same Deutz-Fahr looks to make a dent
Thu, Dec 11, 2014

Italian farm machinery maker Same Deutz-Fahr (SDF) plans to launch tractors in the 35 to 42 horsepower (HP) segment “designed and tailor-made for the Indian market”. The tractors — of 35, 40 and 42 HP and part of a new “3E-Series” — will be commercially sold to farmers from the next agricultural season beginning June […]

A new deal for the states
Wed, Dec 10, 2014

As states face a renewed fiscal crisis, the Modi government should shed Delhi’s old patronising ways, restructure states’ debt.

Why bond yields are falling despite no rate cuts from RBI
Fri, Dec 05, 2014

Yields on 10-year Government of India bonds have dropped to 7.97 per cent, below the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) benchmark “repo” rate of 8 per cent.