Tuesday, 9 August, 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.

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
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‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.