Ajay Vir Jakhar

The writer is chairman, Bharat Krishak Samaj

Dealing with the residue
Fri, Apr 20, 2018

Curbing stubble burning is about inducing behavioural changes in farmers.

Marching against apathy
Sat, Mar 17, 2018

The country’s politics has ignored the farmers. Perhaps it is time they change the country’s politics

Union Budget 2018: A Step Forward
Fri, Feb 02, 2018

Únion Budget 2018: Budget addresses the crises in agriculture. The devil is in the allocations

Potato portents
Tue, Jan 23, 2018

The crisis in the potato crop’s prices in two of the four years of the Modi government illustrate that farmers no longer matter to it.

A law for the farmer
Thu, Jan 04, 2018

Pesticide Management Bill should address the anomalies that prevent state governments from booking large pesticide companies.

Farm policies for India
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

Union government must address structural issues in agricultural policy, allow states greater autonomy.

The classroom and the field
Tue, Aug 08, 2017

Agriculture education is in a poor state. ICAR must be revamped

A Dark Satire
Tue, Jun 20, 2017

Branding the farmer agitations ‘political’ betrays a lack of understanding

Not For The Farmer
Fri, Mar 31, 2017

The real beneficiary of Direct Benefit Transfer of fertiliser subsidy will be the industry.

Ghosts Of Ship-To-Mouth
Thu, Jan 28, 2016

Price spikes, production fluctuations challenge us, not insufficient food production

Open up the debate
Fri, Jul 31, 2015

On farm policy, there is an urgent need to listen to farmers, not just economists and academics.

The R&D yield
Wed, Nov 27, 2013

Government must step up private sector involvement in agricultural research.

Out of credit
Thu, Sep 19, 2013

Access to banking services remains a problem for small and marginal farmers.

Subsidies in fact
Tue, Mar 26, 2013

There is much work to be done before farm subsidies can be lowered

A fair deal for farmers
Mon, Oct 08, 2012

FDI in retail could give them a share of higher consumer prices