Thursday, 26 May, 2022
TopicIndian farmers

Topic: Indian farmers

Ban on wheat export is tyranny. It stops farmers from getting a windfall from higher prices

Modi govt's ‘deal’ for the farmer is: ‘Heads I win, tails you lose’. Just when farmers might receive a decent price, the govt floods the market with imports or bans exports.

An ancient crop is helping Punjab farmers fight climate change. But sustainability is key

It is clear that Punjab must diversify away from rice and embrace alternate crops. And they're turning to a nutrient-rich 'superfood'.

Joint patents with farmers — how new IIT Madras director hopes to make institute great

Kamakoti Veezhinathan, who took charge as IIT Madras director in January, says there will be no tinge of caste bias at institute, talks of plans to bring rural India into tech ecosystem.

PhonePe & Google Pay reach saw steep growth in rural India during pandemic, industry study shows

Between April 2020 and September 2021, PhonePe's monthly transaction value rose to Rs 3 lakh crore from Rs 0.6 lakh crore while Google Pay experienced month-on-month growth of 7%.

I am launching a civil disobedience movement against moratorium on GM crops. Here’s why

I respect the rule of law but today, I will plant Bt brinjal on my farm to launch the ‘Feed India civil disobedience movement’. GM crops need revival.

Celebrations on farm laws repeal can wait. Time to write new manifesto for Indian agriculture

The future of Indian agriculture lies in following an Indian path, designed for our agro-ecological conditions, our limited resources and our contemporary needs.

Gandhi is back. Farm laws repeal shows even the most hostile enemy can be transformed

It might be irresistible for some to enjoy the manner in which the mighty PM Modi has been ‘humbled’. But that would certainly be the antithesis of Gandhi.

Farm laws episode lays bare India’s internal disunity. It’s time to fix it

India cannot meet the looming challenges to its growth and national security without first making maximum efforts to strengthen internal unity.

Most Indian farmers faced erosion of their real incomes since 2012-13 but survey can’t tell

In most Indian states, the compound annual growth rate of farm income has slowed down between the two surveys in 2012-13 and 2018-19.

Meghalaya farmer is now richer than Punjab’s

An average Indian farmer household now earns most of the income working as labourer and from other non-farm activities.

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What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.