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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
Learn from 2014: How the Modi govt can tame rising food prices

Jun 10, 2015

Learn from 2014: How the Modi govt can tame rising food prices

While prices of food grains can be contained by releasing government stock into the open market, such a thing is not possible in case of vegetables, given their short shelf life. #Economy #Inflation #GDP #RBI #World Bank #Narendra Modi #Rice #Wheat #InMyOpinion #Agriculture #Monsoon #Kharif crop #IMD #Food Corporation of India #Irrigation #Food Stocks #CRISIL Research #Shanta Kumar committee
Maharashtra irrigation scam: NCP leader Ajit Pawar gets to answer ACB questions sitting at home

Jun 04, 2015

Maharashtra irrigation scam: NCP leader Ajit Pawar gets to answer ACB questions sitting at home

ACB in Maharashtra dropped the plan to summon Ajit Pawar in connection with the irrigation scam, allowing him to respond to questions in writing. #India #BJP #NewsTracker #Chhagan Bhujbal #Maharashtra CM #Maharashtra #Ajit Pawar #NCP #Vidarbha #Anti-Corruption Bureau #irrigation scam #Devendra Fadnavis #ACB
Skewed govt policies to declining yields: Do we really care about agriculture?

May 02, 2015

Skewed govt policies to declining yields: Do we really care about agriculture?

Instead of spreading limited resources available across the geography, the govt should be targeting the vulnerable regions to bring about a transformation #Rice #Wheat #Agriculture #green revolution #Irrigation #Loan waivers
Punjab farmers like makka in roti but not in fields: Here's how govt is changing it

Apr 14, 2015

Punjab farmers like makka in roti but not in fields: Here's how govt is changing it

The Punjab farm ministry has written to other states to amend their APMC laws so that processors and poultry breeders can buy maize directly from farmers #Rice #Wheat #minimum support price #Ashok Gulati #Monsanto #Irrigation #Maize #Water scarcity #corn #Punjab agriculture #Dupont Pioneer #Syngenta
PM backs Land Bill, says govt is working with 'good intention' to help farmers

Apr 04, 2015

PM backs Land Bill, says govt is working with 'good intention' to help farmers

Contending that he had lived among the farmers, Modi said he could understand their plight and was working with "good intention" to address their woes. #Politics #Economy #Black money #UPA #Congress #Narendra Modi #TheySaidIt #Arun Jaitley #NDA #Land Acquisition Bill #Irrigation #Soil Health Card
Farmers suicides : At least 2,70, 940 farmers have ended their lives since 1995

Mar 31, 2015

Farmers suicides : At least 2,70, 940 farmers have ended their lives since 1995

Rising incidents of farmers' suicide in the country, particularly in Maharashtra's Vidarbha, are caused by multiple factors, said experts. #India #Agriculture #TheySaidIt #Book #Maharashtra #Vidarbha #Farmer suicides #Agrarian crisis #irrigation facilities