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Schemes for prosperous kisan? How Maharashtra's water plan fails 10 million farmers

Jan 25, 2016

Schemes for prosperous kisan? How Maharashtra's water plan fails 10 million farmers

Although it is often presented as unique, the Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan is hardly the first to attempt drought-proofing Maharashtra. #India #Agriculture #CriticalPoint #Maharashtra #water #farmers #Drought #Irrigation #Marathwada #IndiaSpend #Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan
Agriculture Census shows land holdings of SC/ST farmers up 10% in five years

Dec 09, 2015

Agriculture Census shows land holdings of SC/ST farmers up 10% in five years

SC and STs had more than 20 percent of the country's overall 138.35 million agri-land holdings in 2010-11. Over 80 percent of total land was held by men, it said. #Economy #India #NewsTracker #Irrigation #Land Holdings #Agriculture Census 2010-11
Shrikant Khandalkar, the lawyer who helped expose irrigation scam, found dead in Nagpur court

Dec 01, 2015

Shrikant Khandalkar, the lawyer who helped expose irrigation scam, found dead in Nagpur court

Even as the investigation into an alleged irrigation scam in Maharashtra is dragging on, the death of a lawyer Shrikant Khandalkar who was involved in uncovering the controversy has come to light. #Corruption #NewsTracker #Maharashtra #Nagpur #Anti-Corruption Bureau #irrigation scam #Devendra Fadnavis #ACB #Shrikant Khandalkar
Grin and bear it: India's 'pulse problem' does not have an immediate solution

Nov 19, 2015

Grin and bear it: India's 'pulse problem' does not have an immediate solution

It is about supply shortfall; neither financed minister Arun Jaitley nor RBI governor Raghuram Rajan will have immediate solution #Raghuram Rajan #Irrigation #Moong #tur #masur #deficient monsoon #pulses production #pulse price rise #Madan Sabnavis
The future of Indian coconut farming depends on what's grown between palms

Aug 26, 2015

The future of Indian coconut farming depends on what's grown between palms

Coconut farming in India is less profitable given the excess of supply over demand. But if the land in between trees is used for other crops, including cocoa, the money can be lucrative. #Economy #Kerala #InMyOpinion #Agriculture #edible oil #Jain Irrigation #Cocoa #Coconut Farming #Naine
Tainted or not? FIR doesn't indict Ajit Pawar in irrigation scam but says he chaired controversial meeting

Aug 26, 2015

Tainted or not? FIR doesn't indict Ajit Pawar in irrigation scam but says he chaired controversial meeting

While the irrigation controversy FIR does not name any politician as an accused, it mentions that a controversial dam project was approved at a meeting presided over by Ajit Pawar in 2009. #NewsTracker #Maharashtra #Ajit Pawar #NCP #irrigation scam #Sunil Tatkare #Maharashtra ACB #Balganga dam
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
Probe against Chhagan Bhujbal should have been ordered earlier: Shiv Sena

Jun 18, 2015

Probe against Chhagan Bhujbal should have been ordered earlier: Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena on Thursday said the new Maharashtra government should have ordered probe into NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal's "misdoings". #Politics #BJP #Sharad Pawar #TheySaidIt #Shiv Sena #Chhagan Bhujbal #Maharashtra CM #Maharashtra #NCP #irrigation scam #Devendra Fadnavis