Editorial

Khichdi economics: When Farm Policy is Designed to Fail

If indeed the disruptive and failed demonetization exercise — now being dismissed as a temporary setback for the government because...

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The failed farming classroom – Lessons Not Delivered; Not Learnt

The Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) is ostensibly all about being at the helm of co-ordinating, guiding and managing...

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Bharatiya Kisan Ko Gussa Kyon Aata Hai

The Indian farming scene does appear to be emerging straight from the pages of a black comedy. How else does...

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Fertilizing Farm Sector Woes

Agnotology is the name of the game. Stanford historian Robert Proctor coined this remarkable term to describe a state of...

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Fatal Forecasting and the Farm Sector

As a farmer’s organization, one is constantly challenging the conventional wisdom, which is unanimously agreed upon by even those who...

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Squinted Lenses for Cost: Benefit Analysis

The Pune Metro could cost a whopping `15,000 crore.Touting it as an achievement are economists and policy makers, making one...

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Squinted Lenses for Cost: Benefit Analysis

The Pune Metro could cost a whopping `15,000 crore.Touting it as an achievement are economists and policy makers, making one...

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Double or Quits

Doubling farm incomes is a planned gamble where the odds are stacked against the farmer. For the farmer, quitting is...

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Yet Again; Time To Reap A Bitter Harvest

‘There are no facts, only interpretations’ – Friedrich Nietzsche This is the time of the year when minimum support price...

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