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Unseasonal rains, manpower shortage and no buyers have left farmers in Maharashtra and Karnataka staring at destruction as their produce lie rotting in fields.
As people flock home during the 21-day Covid-19 lockdown, dearth of labourers at cold storages & godowns in West Bengal signal a potential crisis in supply chain.
India registered an over 80 per cent increase in rainfall in the first two weeks of March, with Punjab, Haryana, UP and Rajasthan bearing the maximum damage.
Farmers are the only producers who don't get to declare the price of their produce in market. And this is highly unfavourable.
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said he has written twice to Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee to push for implementation of PM-KISAN, but hasn’t received a reply yet.
Govt spent Rs 226 crore to import the onions, but has only sold worth Rs 17-19 crore to the states.
A GM rice variety called golden rice has been deemed safe in fresh tests conducted by researchers from the Philippines-based International Rice Research Institute.
The systematic marginalisation of agriculture in Indian economy, including by Nirmala Sitharaman in her Budget, reveals why we can never fix it.
For many years, scientists believed that humans domesticated the tomato in two major phases. But maybe the tomato as we know it started as a wild species.
Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget has missed the opportunity to give farm sector the much-required thrust. And by reducing food & fertiliser subsidy, it has made matters worse.