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Land reform failures: Only 5% of India's farmers control 32% farmland

May 04, 2016

Land reform failures: Only 5% of India's farmers control 32% farmland

What has largely failed nationwide — with the exception of West Bengal — over 54 years since a land redistribution law was passed, is not likely to improve #Jammu and Kashmir #Kerala #ConnectTheDots #Agriculture #West Bengal #RTI #farmers #Caste Census #Landlord #Land reforms #land distribution #land surplus
German experts develop method for better prediction of India's monsoon

Apr 20, 2016

German experts develop method for better prediction of India's monsoon

Usually the focus has been on southern India's Kerala region, said Stolbova, lead author of the study published in the scientific journal the Geophysical Research Letters. #Economy #India #NewsTracker #Germany #Agriculture #Monsoon #El Nino #Indian Meteorological Department #Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
India's 2016 monsoon rains estimated to be above average: Skymet

Apr 11, 2016

India's 2016 monsoon rains estimated to be above average: Skymet

Monsoon rains are expected to be 105 percent above a long-term average, with a 35 percent probability of above average rainfall #Economy #Agriculture #India Meteorological Department #Skymet #Monsoon rains #El Nino effect #farm output
Why the govt's plan to double farmers' income by 2022 will be a tough task

Mar 30, 2016

Why the govt's plan to double farmers' income by 2022 will be a tough task

Doubling of farmers' real incomes would be “a miracle of miracles”, as it would imply a compound growth rate of 12% per annum. #Economy #India #Business #Finance minister #Agriculture #CriticalPoint #Arun Jaitley #farmers
Water crisis, farmers' app, FIFA Under-17 and more: PM Modi's 'Mann ki Baat' this month

Mar 27, 2016

Water crisis, farmers' app, FIFA Under-17 and more: PM Modi's 'Mann ki Baat' this month

With the water table dropping substantially in some parts of the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the government is constructing five lakh 'farming pools' even as he urged people to resort to water conservation methods like creating small reservoirs. #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Agriculture #Dalit #B. R. Ambedkar #MNREGA #Water Crisis #All India Radio #Prime Minister of India #Mann Ki Baat
With drought looming, Maha govt dresses up budget to please the farmer, but key flaws remain

Mar 21, 2016

With drought looming, Maha govt dresses up budget to please the farmer, but key flaws remain

Even a first glance shows that many of the changes are cosmetic, with the key flaws in Maharashtra’s agriculture remaining unaddressed. #ConnectTheDots #Agriculture #Maharashtra #farmers #Budget #Vidarbha #APMC #Maharastra #dairy #Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee
Crop damage: Minister Radha Mohan Singh slams Assocham's 'incorrect' data

Mar 21, 2016

Crop damage: Minister Radha Mohan Singh slams Assocham's 'incorrect' data

The Assocham study, he said, was "factually incorrect" and was released to "compel government to reduce import duty on wheat" #ASSOCHAM #Agriculture #crop damage #unseasonal rain
Govt must immediately provide relief to farmers hit by rains: Rahul Gandhi

Mar 14, 2016

Govt must immediately provide relief to farmers hit by rains: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday urged the government in Lok Sabha to respond quickly to the plight of farmers in north India hit by heavy rains. #Politics #India #Congress #Agriculture #Rahul Gandhi #Lok Sabha #TheySaidIt #parliament #Parliamentary Affairs Minister #Heavy rains #M Venkaiah Naidu #hailstorm
Less water, more vapour? Arun Jaitley's $13-billion irrigation plan that's failed 66 million farmers

Mar 14, 2016

Less water, more vapour? Arun Jaitley's $13-billion irrigation plan that's failed 66 million farmers

A two-decade old Central programme to finish incomplete irrigation projects has failed 66 million Indian farmers and halted the economic progress of 350 million Indians. #CAG #ConnectTheDots #Agriculture #Arun Jaitley #farmers #Dam #Economic Survey #IndiaSpend #AIBP