Agriculture

Agriculture Needs to be Freed from Shackles

Reading Time: 5 minutesEven as India successfully ended by degrees the despicable licence-cum-permit raj after the advent of industrial and trade policy reforms way back in 1991, the concurrent improvement on the farm front had seldom been initiated by any government both at the Centre and by the states. If there were real actions on the ground there […]

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Farm Crisis: Solution Lies in Raising Farm Income, Technology-Driven Smart Agriculture

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhere we have gone wrong and why is it agrarian crisis keeps recurring in India. The answer is simple: Despite big strides in farming, India is yet to develop smart agriculture. While we have projects for smart cities, smart banking and so on, no attempt has been made to make farming smart using technology. Farmers’ […]

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GI Registry Needs to be Broad-based: Exclusion of MP from Basmati Cultivation Intriguing

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe Chennai-based Geographical Indications (GI) Registry’s order in mid-March to exclude Madhya Pradesh from the area officially declared for the cultivation of the aromatic and widely consumed basmati rice, both by the domestic users as also the overseas aficionados, has predictably raised a lot of questions and hackles. Here’s a report, for Different Truths.  The […]

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Wastewater Management: Using Sewerage Water for Agriculture

Reading Time: 3 minutesKanchan tells us how sewerage water can be treated to make manure and irrigate the farms by making a small plant at a corner of the field. It will help us fight pollution at a micro level. A cost-effective wastewater management technique, exclusively for Different Truths. Haricharan Pal lives in Dhikoli village of Madhaugarh Block in […]

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Policy Experiments May Sabotage Food Self-Sufficiency

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe keenness of the BJP-led government runs contrary to its party’s pledge of ‘flourishing agriculture’ taken in its 2014 election manifesto, as well as the government’s own emphasis on adopting a multi-dimensional seven-point strategy. In fact, the government shrewdly says everything that sounds wonderful while concealing its real intention in the camouflage of policy statements. […]

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