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Indian farmers


Farm error

April 11, 2016 12:01 am

Forcing healthy PSUs to revive fertiliser plants won’t help industry or agriculture. Government must deregulate pricing.

Farmer needs a new deal

March 16, 2016 12:08 am

Reform of agricultural markets and land lease laws must be a priority.

Drought insulation

February 18, 2016 2:20 am

Total foodgrain production in 2015-16 is expected at 253.16 million tonnes (mt), according to the Agriculture Ministry’s second advance estimates.

End to dal woes? Scientists breed high-yield super arhar variety

January 15, 2016 3:03 am

What IARI scientists have now bred is a ‘determinate’ early-maturing pigeon-pea, which produces 20 quintal per hectare in just 120 days.

Farm vision statement

January 14, 2016 12:05 am

We need a national framework to address agricultural problems.

Agenda 2016: Three things the Modi government can do for agriculture today

January 07, 2016 1:13 am

Drip irrigation, making urea in Iran, and pushing pulses in Punjab should be top policy priorities.

The farm test

November 03, 2015 12:07 am

Government cannot afford to wait any longer to address the building agricultural distress.

Food grain: Less production, more procurement

August 20, 2015 3:10 am

However, despite lower production, government agencies have procured more rice and wheat from farmers this time compared to what they bought from the 2013-14 crop.

Bitter harvest: Sugar’s moment of reckoning

August 20, 2015 3:04 am

The Central and state governments have contributed no less to the current woes facing cane growers.

Push irrigation, not dams

August 14, 2015 12:00 am

We can add millions of hectares to irrigated land without building a single new dam. We just need to adopt a different method of managing the water already stored in them.