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Agriculture can be highly profitable, but the gains are not easy to sustain

Jul 25, 2015

Agriculture can be highly profitable, but the gains are not easy to sustain

India's farmers are good at production. Their Achilles' Heels are marketing and nature's waywardness. If the government could be more proactive, farming can be viable for many, though not all, farmers #Kharif crop #Weather #APMC #Crop insurance #Paddy #National Sample Survey #Indian Agricultural Research Institute #Smart Agriculture #Farm Viability #Farm Investments #FPCs #maize hybridisation
NCRB farmer suicide data do not support UPA-type solutions to problem

Jul 20, 2015

NCRB farmer suicide data do not support UPA-type solutions to problem

Farmer suicides are a big problem in precisely five states. And most of the people committing suicide are farmers with very small land-holdings. Marginal farmers thus need a way our of unviable farming - not more subsidies. #ConnectTheDots #Agriculture #Crime #National Crime Records Bureau #Irrigation #Farmer suicide #Watershed development
With drought looming, political pressure builds up on banks to raise farm lending

Jul 17, 2015

With drought looming, political pressure builds up on banks to raise farm lending

Distressed farmers indeed need support, but repeatedly pushing banks to meet farm credit targets, without assessing the risk, is a perfect recipe to create a farm loan bubble. #HowThisWorks #RBI #Agriculture #Monsoon #NPAs #Farm loan #farm credit
Three farmers commit suicide over the last 4 days in Gujarat

Jul 17, 2015

Three farmers commit suicide over the last 4 days in Gujarat

Three farmers committed suicide in the last four days in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat. #India #Gujarat #NewsTracker #Agriculture #Saurashtra #Farmer suicide
Rainfall declines in July, negative in all regions except north-west India

Jul 09, 2015

Rainfall declines in July, negative in all regions except north-west India

The IMD has already predicted a "deficient" monsoon with the country expected to receive 88 percent of rainfall. #Economy #NewsTracker #Agriculture #Monsoon #IMD #kharif #ICAR
June gets 16 percent more rainfall than normal but monsoon has weakened in India

Jun 30, 2015

June gets 16 percent more rainfall than normal but monsoon has weakened in India

Monsoon has slowed down in several parts which have recorded deficient rain, India Meteorological Department has said. #India #NewsTracker #Agriculture #Monsoon #IMD #Weather #Indian Meteorological Department #rainfall
AAP gives education funds to 42 children of farmers who committed suicide in Maharashtra

Jun 25, 2015

AAP gives education funds to 42 children of farmers who committed suicide in Maharashtra

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday handed over cheques to 42 children of farmers who committed suicide this year in Maharashtra. #Politics #India #NewsTracker #funds #Agriculture #Mumbai #Education #Maharashtra #children #Farmer suicide #Aam Aadmi Party #AAP