Rice at risk

Rice at risk

Growing paddy is not viable for small farmers of Kerala. Will the state be able to preserve the crop which delivers a number of ecological services and provides Kerala its staple food?

The paddy compulsion

The paddy compulsion

War continues between Karnataka, Tamil Nadu farmers over Cauvery water for cultivation

Punjab's paddy dilemma

Punjab's paddy dilemma

In 2009, Punjab became the first state in the country to enact a law banning the sowing of rice before a stipulated date. The aim was to arrest the fall in water table. While the law has succeeded in its objective, it has also fomented discontent among farmers

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