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Firstpost Ground Report: A Latur village cobbles together money to rebuild its crumbling irrigation system

Jan 01, 2016

Firstpost Ground Report: A Latur village cobbles together money to rebuild its crumbling irrigation system

The 2,500 villagers who live in this village mounted a collective effort to resurrect water storage and irrigation mechanisms in the region on their own might, borrowing ideas from a local Art of Living centre, and appealing to a newspaper group to fund the project. #HowThisWorks #Economy #Agriculture #Monsoon #Maharashtra #States #Drought #rainfall #Latur #kharif #Rabi #Jalayukt Shivar #Baburao Bandapalle #Bamni #Sakal Relief Fund
RBI policy: No news is good news for market players. Here's why

Dec 02, 2015

RBI policy: No news is good news for market players. Here's why

No direct clues have been left for the next policy and hence to use the clich, one needs to wait and watch #Inflation #Monetary policy #Interest rate #fiscal deficit #Union Budget #Consumption #RBI policy #Real estate #rabi sowing
Pulses may go off the plate as falling production, hoarding make it premium

Oct 19, 2015

Pulses may go off the plate as falling production, hoarding make it premium

Pulses have become the watchword again with prices increasing by a phenomenal rate this year. #InMyOpinion #Agriculture #arhar #Moong #kharif #Rabi #Chana #urad #tur #Economy
Reservoir dogs and furious rabies: WHO wants to eliminate rabies in India by 2020 but how?

Aug 27, 2015

Reservoir dogs and furious rabies: WHO wants to eliminate rabies in India by 2020 but how?

The men, a team from the NGO CUPA, are on a mission: to catch stray dogs, sterilise them and vaccinate them against rabies. #Bangalore #NGO #Rabies #CUPA #Compassion Unlimited Plus Action #Life #India
Centre ready to tackle below normal monsoon, says on alert

May 21, 2015

Centre ready to tackle below normal monsoon, says on alert

Untimely rains during March-April this year have already put farmers in distress and there have been quite a few cases of farmer suicides. #NewsTracker #Agriculture #Monsoon #Cotton #El Nino #Rabi crops #Keshav Desiraju #Oilseeds #Consumers Protection Act #Siraj Hussain #Economy
Farmers under crop insurance cover in Assam

Jan 07, 2015

Farmers under crop insurance cover in Assam

The crops insured include both agricultural and horticultural crops like sali paddy, jute, black gram, green gram, ginger, turmeric, ladys finger etc - grown between June and September, 2014 - an agriculture department release said. #Assam #PolicyWatch #States #Crop insurance #Reliance General Insurance Company #Weather-Based Crop Insurance Scheme #Kharif season #Cholamandalam GIC Ltd #Rabi season #National Agricultural Insurance Scheme #Economy
Marathwada witnesses 12th farmer suicide in a week

Mar 20, 2014

Marathwada witnesses 12th farmer suicide in a week

A 45-year-old farmer from Parbhani district allegedly committed suicide by jumping into the Dudhna river. #NewsTracker #Agriculture #farmers #Farmer suicide #Rabi crop #Nandgaon Budruk #India
Food security, Sonia insecurity, and an approaching train-wreck

Jun 04, 2013

Food security, Sonia insecurity, and an approaching train-wreck

The Food Security Bill has programmed for high food procurement at levels never attained before. This is a recipe for inflation and economic crisis. #Inflation #Sonia Gandhi #UPA #Food security #Monsoon #Rabi Procurement #Politics #Economy
Drought plays spoilsport; dashes farmer hopes of dream run in 2013

Dec 27, 2012

Drought plays spoilsport; dashes farmer hopes of dream run in 2013

The agriculture sector witnessed record foodgrains output of 257.44 million tonnes in this year enabling the country to become world's largest rice exporter for the first time #Indian agriculture #Rice #Wheat #Monsoon #Kharif crops #Rabi #RearView2012