Tuesday, 5 July, 2022
TopicFarmers

Topic: Farmers

Only innovative solutions that don’t burden farmers can end stubble burning

From mixing the stubble into soil, to making manure and use in the packaging industry, there are a lot of ways in which the problem of paddy residue can be solved.

Few takers for Punjab govt’s ‘best’ solution to stubble burning

Even farmers in the ‘model district’ of Patiala continue to defy court orders to burn stubble, and are demanding incentives to manage crop residue.

A visit to Delhi’s Azadpur mandi shows why farm crisis is alive & kicking

Only 17 out of 35 states & union territories have adopted the Model APMC Act 2003, aimed at streamlining the agricultural markets. In May this...

PM Modi to address farmers directly to quell agricultural crisis

The I&B ministry is working on a plan including live video-conferencing, recorded messages for farmers across the nation Anubhuti Vishnoi

Subsidised to suffer

Subsidy trap is suicidal as it makes governments believe they are doing enough for farmers. It fools farmers & keeps agricultural input industry within licence-quota-subsidy vortex.

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Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Indian Naval Air Squadron INAS 324 commissioned at Visakhapatnam | Twitter | @PBNS_India

India’s Eastern Seaboard gets its first naval air squadron INAS 324

With INAS 324, the Indian Navy's Eastern Seaboard will now operate a naval air squadron with HAL’s indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopter.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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