The writer is chairman, Bharat Krishak Samaj
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.
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.
PM should use majority in Lok Sabha to ensure delivery of agriculture programmes.
Rural crisis needs nuanced interventions, not tall promises in party manifestos
Losses to farmers are far more than can be addressed by Budget 2019
Assembly election results show that deceiving farmers comes with a price
It is important to evaluate the consequences of the Centre’s agriculture policy.
Raising procurement prices of kharif crops will only give false hope to farmers.
Curbing stubble burning is about inducing behavioural changes in farmers.
The country’s politics has ignored the farmers. Perhaps it is time they change the country’s politics
Únion Budget 2018: Budget addresses the crises in agriculture. The devil is in the allocations
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.
Pesticide Management Bill should address the anomalies that prevent state governments from booking large pesticide companies.
Union government must address structural issues in agricultural policy, allow states greater autonomy.
Agriculture education is in a poor state. ICAR must be revamped
Branding the farmer agitations ‘political’ betrays a lack of understanding
The real beneficiary of Direct Benefit Transfer of fertiliser subsidy will be the industry.
Price spikes, production fluctuations challenge us, not insufficient food production
On farm policy, there is an urgent need to listen to farmers, not just economists and academics.
Government must step up private sector involvement in agricultural research.
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