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Friday, January 22, 2021

Bina Agarwal

The writer is professor of development economics and environment,University of Manchester,and author of ‘A Field of One’s Own: Gender and Land Rights in South Asia’. She is also the Diane Middlebrook and Carl Djerassi Visiting Professor, University of Cambridge, UK.

Agriculture and rural sector can jump-start economy if we fix its ills
Wed, Nov 18, 2020

Agriculture can do hugely better if we change the way we farm; focus more on 'allied sectors' and build strong growth links with the non-farm rural economy.

An Expert Explains: Working with lockdown — create green worker pools, not green zones
Fri, Apr 24, 2020

Coronavirus (Covid-19): By focusing on green workers and not green zones, we can also minimise the need for housing in work locations, which most businesses lack.

There is need for a calibrated approach to end the lockdown, testing will be key
Fri, Apr 03, 2020

The complete lockdown, while needed as a first step, is also causing huge hardships to people, especially those without jobs and food, due to lack of warning and very little planning. But lifting the lockdown fully and suddenly will lead to new outbreaks. I would suggest we go for strategic easing of the lockdown in a calibrated way.

Policy must tackle not just dissatisfaction of large farmers, but distress of most vulnerable
Thu, Jan 17, 2019

To address farmers' woes, we need a multi-pronged strategy of income support, government investment, and institutional innovations, and not a one-size-fits-all approach.

She is the answer
Mon, Dec 10, 2018

Gender equality is key to food security. But policymakers don’t seem to recognise that

To put Kerala back on its feet
Tue, Sep 11, 2018

After the floods, women’s group farms hold the key to reviving rural livelihoods.

Maternity benefits or jobs
Thu, Jul 12, 2018

A trade-off is not inevitable. We need joint social responsibility, more gender-balanced measures

The seeds of discontent
Thu, Jun 15, 2017

India faces not just a farmers’ crisis, but a serious meltdown of farming families

Eye 2016
Where have all the flowers gone?
Sun, Jan 03, 2016

Why does our middle class desecrate public spaces in India? How can we put a stop to this?

Caring by the hour
Thu, Nov 19, 2015

Now that Bihar’s women have voted, what about their economic rights?

Budget silences
Mon, Mar 09, 2015

It has left out key concerns of agriculture, environment and women.

Our Turings and Hawkings
Mon, Feb 02, 2015

Many in India still fail to achieve the unimaginable due to physical, social disabilities.

Whose law is it anyway
Thu, Jan 09, 2014

Those making a cultural case for Section 377 need lessons in South Asian history.

A house divided
Mon, Sep 02, 2013

On compensation,the new Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill must be fine tuned

Transforming quietly
Sat, Jul 14, 2012

What India can learn from a grassroots land reform movement in Brazil

Women’s inheritance: next steps
Mon, Oct 17, 2005

The livelihood and empowerment prospects of millions of women who depend on agriculture for survival are affected by their legal rights in l...

A Bill of her own?
Thu, Dec 23, 2004

The government’s intent of amending the Hindu Succession Act, 1956 (HSA) towards gender equality is heartening. But the proposed amendm...