Organic farming is in a nascent stage in India. Some states have taken the lead in improving organic farming coverage, but a major part of the area is concentrated only in a handful of states
Locust attack: How swarms pose a threat to Indian farmers
Look back at the decade: 2010-2019
The sugarcane story: Not at all short and sweet
What’s the whole talk about doubling farmers’ income?
As the Bharatiya Janata Party promises this in its 2019 election manifesto, it’s imperative to know how doable is ...
All you need to know about Fall Armyworm attack on India, Africa
Here’s a round-up of what’s being touted as the biggest ever pest attack
Fall Armyworm attack: The damage done
The deadly but little understood crop pest, poses a threat to food security and livelihoods of millions as it ravages ...
Will the farmer benefit from cash support?
A first after many years, farmers are at the centre of political attention. Ahead of the general elections, there ...
Peace isn't elusive
After the Pulwama terror strike, the Kashmir debate has reopened. We bring to you an older article from brighter ...
Interim Budget 2019: The full coverage
Here is a look at what all was promised by Union Minister Piyush Goyal and if it stands in ...
Before Feb 1, brush up your knowledge of all Budgets since Independence
An analysis of all budgets since 1947, their relevance, exclusion of children’s rights and what the last Budget lacked: ...
India's cow crisis: The full coverage
All that you need to know about what's wrong with India's cow laws and the problems they are leading to ...
The real weed
The WHO says it causes cancer and studies link it to many diseases. Countries have been struggling to ban ...
Palm oil consumption increased 230% in almost 2 decades, yet India imports most of it
India has not been able to achieve self-sufficiency in palm oil production despite 40 years of efforts. Down To ...
Exploring the spirit of Indian science
Two interesting congresses to be held soon will focus on indigenous science and technology. Another programme, launched recently in ...
Poverty alleviation: investment or mere sop?
After successive reductions, can increased allocations for rural development, agriculture, education and health be effective?
Himalayan water-sharing system endangered
Modern practices are threatening to break up an unusual water-tapping and water-sharing process in Himachal Pradesh. Devised hundreds of ...
Pushed out by salt
Small increase in exports can boost income
North gets soft options on subsidy cuts
Did ecological impropriety lead to the end?
Historians generally agree that the death of the Indus Valley civilisation did not occur because of a single dramatic ...
Farm community abandons old practice
A Nepalese community that grows vegetables using traditional techniques is now succumbing to population pressures and rapid urbanisation.
Inundated by colonial misconceptions
The benefits that can be derived from controlling flood waters intelligently have been wasted, largely because of wrong, archaic ...
After years of killing his fields with pesticides and fertilisers, a sapota grower rediscovered cultivation without chemicals
Hoarding the rain
Check dams have marked a watershed in the chronically parched village of Hivare in Maharashtra