A collection of elaborate analysis and data stories on agriculture, the one issue that alone drives political, social, and economic narratives in India.
Indian agriculture is a potentially healthy sector crippled by farm policies.
Indian agriculture has undergone a phenomenal change over the last decade.
The new government that will be in place by 1 June, has no option but to spring into action right away.
Heavy rains and their impact on standing crops, water table and forecasting monsoons.
How Indian agriculture can become an arena of thriving innovation with farmer and consumer-centric solutions.
The writing on the wall is clear. The number of farmers in the country will dwindle.
Farm loan waivers must end.
The project has innovative features, but requires a lot of homework at the bank level for successful execution.
Four states have already waived off farm loans worth Rs 88,000 crore this fiscal year.
Reform by stealth is no longer a viable proposition in India’s political economy.
Once the economy booms, as it is bound to, jobs will start creating themselves.
Finally, the Economic Survey says that farmers must move from green revolution to green methods.
A take on agricultural marketing, by Shiv’s Third Eye. Do read...
If governments need to move farmers away from a water guzzler crop, they also need to look at alternatives.
Minimum support policy was introduced in 1976. Should we move on to other innovative ways to increase farmer incomes?
El Nino impact and a faltering contribution to GDP by agriculture has prompted a close watch on the monsoon.
Though belated, the AEP is a welcome initiative.
To be truly effective, crop insurance coverage needs massive recapitalisation of public sector insurance companies
The Centre has taken positive steps towards integrating agriculture markets, but progress has been slow.
Farmers need to get innovative and begin to bargain collectively. They should consider value-additions too.
Two reports that forcefully make the case for reforms in agriculture and they don’t cost the earth
The herd mentality among farmers causes repeated boom-bust cycles.
Madhya Pradesh agricultural boom did not happen overnight. Here’s what went into it.
Clarity on whether farmers can grow HT cotton, or why they must not, and a viable alternative is urgently needed.
A look into the KALIA scheme aimed at addressing farmer distress.
With a little encouragement from the centre farmers can be coaxed to grow crops that help overcome national shortage.
The farmer cannot be punished if he/she violates the PPVFR Act unknowingly, provided the innocence is proved
The move would directly benefit more than 5 crore farmers in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Maharashtra.
Farmers were fed the fish of freebies, when they could have earned better from being taught how to farm fish better.
Governments, at the centre or states, have two options to help the farmer. We discuss them here.
Why has the situation in Punjab been conspicuously missing from mainstream media coverage?
Advance estimates of foodgrain output this year are out, and the take out for the government is caution on inflation.
One year after six lives were lost during farmer protests, we take stock of MP’s spice basket.
Prime Minister’s exclusive interview with Swarajya.
We need to realise that having nearly 50 per cent of our workforce rely on agriculture is simply not sustainable.
Narendra Modi’s efforts to ensure fair price to wheat farmers could be hit by Putin’s agricultural policies.
Politics is the reason for farm distress; it is apt, then, that solutions should begin from there.
Who is B S Yeddyurappa? Here’s a crash course on the man of the moment.
It bodes well for the TRS government to emulate stellar schemes for farmers that will help reap better outcomes.
Like all communist agitations, this one too needed a little blood, and that came from the feet of the farmers.
The last doubling of farmers’ incomes took 13 years.
Joshi’s advocacy is as relevant today as it was back in the day.
Decoding why farmers are unhappy despite record growth in production
The political dividends of taxing rich farmers may be similar to those of demonetisation