Sunday, 23 January, 2022
TopicFarm crisis

Topic: Farm crisis

The story of Ramrao, a Vidarbha farmer who drank pesticide and lived

In ‘Ramrao’, Jaideep Hardikar breaks down India’s farm crisis through the story of a farmer who survived his suicide attempt.

New book by journalist Jaideep Hardikar puts a face to farmers’ suicides in Vidarbha

'Ramrao: The Story of India’s Farm Crisis' by Jaideep Hardikar, published by HarperCollins India, will be released on 20 August on ‘SoftCover’.

Covid crisis has shown India’s food policy must have buffer stocks at community level too

Easing of lockdown restrictions to revive Indian economy may suggest end of Covid-19 ordeal for agriculture. But gaps in food value chains show fight is far from over.

Punjab and Haryana stare at massive farm crisis as lockdown leads to labour shortage

Punjab, Haryana need nearly 16 lakh farm hands, but there are no labourers — while most have returned to their home states, the seasonal labour isn’t able to come.

How new US algorithm can help India’s farmers make more profits, predict crop prices

The algorithm, developed by analysing India's crop market prices for over 11 years, could help reduce farmer suicides by preventing financial distress.

Land reform a game-changer that Narendra Modi government has overlooked

It must be the core priority for any government that wants to improve the agricultural situation.

Growing food mountains mean India needs to move beyond shortage mentality

Hike in rice procurement prices & milk subsidies will encourage more output, when policy should be pointing farmers the other way.

Narendra Modi, it is time for you to listen to the farmers’ mann ki baat

Selling crop at the government procurement mandis at officially mandated rates can best be described as a hurdle race for farmers.

‘Either there wasn’t an economist in Swaminathan panel, or he didn’t know economics’

Renowned agricultural economist Sardara Singh Johl takes on the father of Green Revolution, M. S. Swaminthan's idea of raising MSP 1.5 times the production costs.

Only 18% of Maharashtra’s cropped area is irrigated; we should not be surprised at the distress

It is nobody’s case that problems of agriculture can be fixed by soil health cards, loan waivers, crop insurance or e-NAM.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.

Defence

German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach | Twitter: @chiefdeunavy

China ‘not that nice country’, giving money to dictators & killers: German Navy chief in India

Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach later issued a clarification, saying comments were his 'personal view' and not German defence ministry's, and expressing them was a 'mistake'.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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