Doubling farmers’ income discussed in a closed door meeting
What is the use of strategy when no special budget was allocated to double farmers’ income, says a senior NITI Aayog official anonymously
The amendment to the Indian Forest Act, 1927 will create new markets & jobs for poor communities
After amending Section 2(7) of Indian Forest Act, 1927, bamboo is no longer a tree. This enables the livelihoods of forest communities as well as …
Farm distress: Crisis at large
High input cost, flawed MSP calculation and non-inclusive crop insurance scheme are problems perpetuating farm distress
Where will farmers go to get jobs?
There is a significant reduction in farm jobs. India must create alternative opportunities for those abandoning agriculture
Is the government marketing millets right?
India requires policy changes to make millets an effective tool against malnutrition
‘Pro-farmer’ Madhya Pradesh government in a fix as land acquisition protest gains steam
A massive agitation would be staged in New Delhi on February 23 if the demands of farmers are not met
Budget 2018: Can Centre allay farmers’ concerns over price crash, low market density?
The average agricultural growth has reached its lowest in the last four years to 1.9 per cent
Madhya Pradesh witnesses farmer unrest like never before despite a bumper harvest
After an erratic monsoon, farmers in nine states struggle with pest outbreaks
Although most states in India lose five to 10 per cent of crops to pest attacks every year, the scale and intensity of the recent attacks is a …
Why India continues to use lethal pesticides
Death of cotton farmers due to pesticide poisoning in the Vidarbha region raises vital questions about the government's attitude towards …
Jean Dreze argues that we should not leave the making of an equitable society to experts alone
Farmers propose Bills on loan waiver, fair prices in their own 'parliament'
More than 180 farmer organisations from across the country proposed Bills related to debt waiver and fair crop prices in a mock parliament
Residue standards for organic food is a step in the right direction:CSE
FSSAI's new regulations for residue standards to certify food as organic is in alignment with international best practices
Odisha’s deadly farmlands: Another farmer commits suicides due to crop loss
Between 2001 and 2010, over 2,600 farmers committed suicide in Odisha and this year, drought has already broken their economic backbone
What is pushing India's small dairy farmers out of business?
A new study establishes a link between global development in dairy industries and slowing down of local small-scale dairy business
There is a strong consensus that afforestation will lead to more stable rainfall
“In India, rivers are mostly forest-fed; therefore bringing back the tree cover on the either sides of the river is the only long-term …
What is the cost of doubling farmers’ income by 2022?
The farmers have to make an investment of Rs 463 billion in the next five years
Farmer suicides increase for every 1°C rise in temperature during growing season: study
Temperature and precipitation deviations during the growing season have a distinct impact on suicide rates in the country
A nationwide wave
Farmers are under heavy debt, but loan waivers only treat the symptom, not the disease afflicting India's farm sector
The ignored sector
Post 1991, why has agriculture grown at 1 per cent while the industry at 8 per cent?
Harvest of losses
Will the loan waiver announced by the Maharashtra government help alleviate farmers' plight?
An absurd tale
The astounding agricultural growth of Madhya Pradesh has many suspenses
Raising the stakes
Farmers cannot escape the impact of global trade regimes. The lack of a safety net makes it worse
Let's also protest at WTO
Discriminatory WTO regime towards India is responsible for the farmers' plight
Ensure no coercive action taken against defaulting farmers: Supreme Court to Tamil Nadu
Petitioners argued that rise in suicide cases was due to punitive action taken by bank officias against drought-hit farmers who are not able to …