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Why, despite high prices, a revolution in pulses production is still far away

Jul 31, 2015

Why, despite high prices, a revolution in pulses production is still far away

Despite high market prices, and many improved seeds, pulses yields are far from optimum. #Economy #InMyOpinion #Agriculture #chickpea #ICRISAT #arhar #Pulses #Pigeonpea
Bihar government names Agriculture College at Kishanganj, science city after Kalam

Jul 30, 2015

Bihar government names Agriculture College at Kishanganj, science city after Kalam

Paying rich tributes to 'People's President' APJ Abdul Kalam on the occasion of his last rites, the Bihar government on Thursday named Agriculture College at Kishanganj and the proposed science city after him. #NewsTracker #bIhar #Nitish Kumar #APJ Abdul Kalam #Kishanganj #Agriculture College
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