India must focus on rainfed farming

There was a time when it was said that the Indian budget was a gamble on the monsoons. That is not the case any more, with industrial production soaring and agriculture on the margins. But what is clear is that without addressing the problems of the majority of farmers in unirrigated land, we are not going to achieve food security. As the monsoon starts teasing, Down To Earth brings you what the forthcoming months have in store

 
Last Updated: Sunday 07 June 2015

India must focus on rainfed farming

  There was a time when it was said that the Indian budget was a gamble on the monsoons. That is not the case any more, with industrial production soaring and agriculture on the margins. But what is clear is that without addressing the problems of the majority of farmers in unirrigated land, we are not going to achieve food security. As the monsoon starts teasing, Down To Earth brings you what the forthcoming months have in store
 
 
Inside the story

Down to Earth FOR A RAINY DAY
It is time to revisit rainfed farming to feed hungry millions in India

Down to Earth POLICY DRIFT
Green Revolution strategies do not apply to rainfed

Down to Earth DO OR DIE
Rainfed areas are a survival issue now
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