Friday, November 26, 2021

Amit Mohan Prasad

The writer is principal secretary, agriculture, government of UP. Views are personal

Drought proofing: Farm ponds turn out to be game-changer in parched Bundelkhand
Thu, Oct 06, 2016

Back-to-back droughts wreaked havoc on agricultural production and farmers’ incomes across India in 2014-15 and 2015-16. Regions like Bundelkhand were all the more affected, as the absence of any protective irrigation cover forced large-scale distress migration of rural residents to cities, including the national capital. Bundelkhand being one of India’s main pulses growing belts, the impact of the drought […]

Subsidy reform: Seeding change through direct benefit transfer
Thu, Feb 18, 2016

Uttar Pradesh has shown how DBT model is good for both farmers and the exchequer.

The pulse of the matter
Wed, Nov 25, 2015

Farmers tend to lose out irrespective of whether crop prices go up or down. Government needs to rectify this.

Indigenous oilseed may change fortunes of Bundelkhand’s farmers
Thu, Oct 29, 2015

This is an Open Sesame moment of sorts for Bundelkhand. The returns may not be very lucrative this year, but the crop holds tremendous hope for the future.