Punjab: end of the revolution ?
Cost of production has spiralled, but the rate of increase in production has not shown a similar trend. Ecological and social costs, meanwhile, …
Back in f(l)avour
Entry of high yielding hybrid rice has spelt doom for traditional diversity in the Konkan belt. Thanks to a science academy, the ancient legacy …
Going off course
As the Cauvery river dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu gets reduced to a politico-legal wrangle, focal issues remain unaddressed
Is the joyride over ?
There was fear in the 1960s. Would India continue to wait for food imports to feed itself? The scientific community came up with an answer that …
As told to Parliament (December 21, 2021): Drought, salt-stress tolerant rice varieties to be introduced soon
All that was discussed in the House through the day
Kerala must opt for heat-tolerant rice varieties for better yield: Study
Rise in temperature and reduction in rainfall under present and future climate scenario affected rice yield, thereby reducing crop maturity time
India's strategies for rice congress
Budget 2008: missing the big picture
Diversify crops, shift rice to places that can support it: Central panel
Low returns and high risks from alternative crops among reasons past efforts failed, says report
Climate change impact on agriculture leads to 1.5 per cent loss in India’s GDP
By 2030, rice and wheat are likely to see about 6-10 per cent decrease in yields
Coffee that will keep the Cauvery flowing
It is time we thought long and deep about the origins of our rivers. Their birth is our life
India's notification on Superbasmati raises eyebrows in Pakistan
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 …
Bumper kharif amid excess stock? Is India staring at hard agri decisions
Restrict procurement from Punjab and Haryana; stop procuring from states offering bonus on MSP; divert excessive stock for ethanol and cattle feed
A possible Indo-US trade agreement would be an imperialist attack on India’s farmers
Such a deal will have repercussions on our agricultural production and economy
Why farmers are not cheering their exceptional feat this kharif season
Highest rice acreage in six years, more farmers in farms, a bounty monsoon and an expected bumper harvest don't enthuse farmers as their …
Fortified rice scheme to create Rs 3,000-crore market for just five big firms
The Centre’s decision to provide only fortified food items under government schemes rekindles the debate on whether fortification helps …
Can gasification be the solution to crop burning?
Biomass gasification can not only prevent air pollution from burning crop residues, but also increase farmers’ income and manage municipal …
A home-grown drought
Monsoon this year has failed most of India, causing drought in even well-irrigated and rainfed areas. Ravleen Kaur reports how our food …
US biotech to plant GM rice with human genes
"Subsidy culture has killed local agriculture"
Thupstan Chhewang, Chief Executive Councillor and chairperson of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) speaks to Down To Earth.
High altitude, high pressure
Ladakh's leadership is alive to many problems. But, challenges are not easy
Panchayati Raj: A good beginning
But will there be a place for traditional institutions in modern local self-governance?