Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicM S Swaminathan

Topic: M S Swaminathan

Reviewer raises serious questions over how Kesavan-Swaminathan anti-GMO paper was published

Dr Pushpendra Gupta, expert on plant genetics, had been sent the paper for review before its publication in Current Science, and said he had rejected it.

Manmohan Singh to MS Swaminathan: The ‘outsiders’ who helped IAS officers rule India better

The idea of picking domain experts was endorsed by the first Administrative Reforms Commission in the 1960s. Several experts since have been inducted into government.

Loan waivers don’t help, we need to make farmers self-reliant: RSS

In the last 12 months alone, two poll-bound states, Karnataka and Rajasthan, have announced loan waivers, as have Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Punjab.

Knee-jerk reactions by the government will not help farmers, go for institutional reforms

In our country there is no co-ordination between farmers, government, exporters and researchers.

If we continue to raise MSP, industry will source raw material from international sources

Old concepts and old ideologies are not delivering in today’s scenario and this has led to unrest in farmers as well as consumers.

Price controls at such a scale will bring bureaucracy at every mandi, breed corruption

Price controls at such massive scale would require intervention of bureaucracy at the level of every mandi and would breed corruption everywhere.

Modi’s war on inflation has become a war on farmers

Is the Swaminathan committee recommendation on MSP a practical solution to farmers grievances in India?

Swaminathan proposals, the crux of farmers’ tussle with the Centre over MSP

A national panel was formed in 2004 under M.S. Swaminathan, which recommended an MSP 50 per cent higher than cost, but Centre refused in 2015.

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.