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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Ajay Vir Jakhar

The writer is chairman, Bharat Krishak Samaj

Awareness campaigns are needed to deal with climate change
Wed, Sep 25, 2019

It’s absolutely essential to invest billions in a decade-long awareness campaign to reduce wastage of food and change consumer behaviour. If not, climate change prophesies will come true.

To improve farm livelihoods, a slew of measures is required in Budget 2019
Tue, Jul 02, 2019

The perpetual disregard for allocating funds for human resources both at the national and state level has extracted a heavy toll on the nation. Development of human resources must become the foremost priority of Budget 2019 and the defining goal of the next decade.

A new India for farmers
Tue, Jun 11, 2019

PM should use majority in Lok Sabha to ensure delivery of agriculture programmes.

The Danger Of Silver Bullets
Mon, Apr 22, 2019

Rural crisis needs nuanced interventions, not tall promises in party manifestos

Why farmers disbelieve
Sat, Feb 02, 2019

Losses to farmers are far more than can be addressed by Budget 2019

Constituency Of Farmers
Wed, Dec 12, 2018

Assembly election results show that deceiving farmers comes with a price

For The Farmer’s Future
Thu, Sep 20, 2018

It is important to evaluate the consequences of the Centre’s agriculture policy.

The MSP Illusion
Fri, Jul 20, 2018

Raising procurement prices of kharif crops will only give false hope to farmers.

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.