The Indian Express

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Breadbasket To Basket Case

From the breadbasket of India, Punjab has become a basket-case economy. Endowed with ample water and good soil, Punjab’s happy,...

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Open up the debate

For over two decades, the conversation on farmer issues had languished. Realising the stupor a few years ago, agricultural issues...

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The Deepening Furrows

Successive governments have transformed an unevenly prosperous rural society to one which is evenly distressed. Small and marginal farmers now...

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If you do not hear the farmer

Rural distress is growing. Chand Committee report on MSPs shows a way out. During the election campaign, the BJP had...

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Progress on the farm

The Bharat Krishak Samaj (BSK) has long urged the merger of the agriculture ministry with the water resources and rural...

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How to reap a good harvest

I recently witnessed protests in Berlin, against industrialised farming and the planned free-trade agreement between the European Union and the...

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Choice to the farmer

Ashok Gulati says India has landed its fertiliser industry in a mess because of rising subsidies, lagging investment, unbalanced use...

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Left over on the table

Nov 20, 2014 – India seems relieved, having convinced the United States to advocate on its behalf at the WTO...

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It’s raining forecasts

October 11, 2014 – The Indian meteorological department (IMD) website states that Kautilya’s Arthashastra contains records of rainfall and its...

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