How Much Brinjal Does India Really Need?

After a decade of moratorium on Bt brinjal, India allowed field trials to start in September, markin...

Nearing Desertification, Marathwada Isn’t Giving Up Water-Guzzling Sugarcane. Here’s Why

Mumbai: Shankar and Chandrakala Tandale vividly remember the summer of 2016. “We have three borewe...

Denied Crop Loans, Maharashtra Farmers Go Back To Moneylenders

Mumbai: He delayed it as long as he could but when he realised that he had no other option, Panduran...

‘Forget Doubling Incomes, Farmers Will Be Happy If Incomes Grow At All’

Bengaluru: As India deals with growing numbers of COVID-19 cases and the economic ramifications of t...

Why Cash Transfers Cannot Replace Structural Reforms In Agriculture

New Delhi: With the launch of the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana (RGKNY) on May 21, 2020, Chhattisga...

Migrant Labour Shortage Makes Punjab Farmers Opt For Water-Saving Mechanised Rice Seeding

Chandigarh: Sukhjeet Singh has been getting around 250 calls every day from farmers across Punjab se...

COVID-19: Intra-State Migrants Marooned Too

Peddapalem (Guntur district), Andhra Pradesh: Thousands of families of intra-state migrants are stra...

Doubling Farm Income By 2022: A Status Report

Bengaluru: Budget 2020 arrives amidst official estimates that India’s overall economy will grow at...

Climate Change, Farm Crisis, Unemployment: 2019 In 5 Charts

Mumbai: This was an important year for data, with the release of long-pending statistics on unemploy...

Repeated Floods, Drought Affect Maharashtra, But They Are ‘Not An Election Issue’: Experts

Mumbai: Farmers having to buy drinking water. City residents wading through waist-deep waters to get...