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Scorched earth: Why Lahaul is on the precipice of a climate crisis
Opinion

Scorched earth: Why Lahaul is on the precipice of a climate crisis

The Lahaul region in Himachal Pradesh is witnessing soaring temperatures this year, and this threatens to jeopardise its agriculture and traditional way of life

Earth and soul | Why organic farming is the future of India’s agriculture
Opinion

Earth and soul | Why organic farming is the future of India’s agriculture

It’s time to ‘de-chemicalise’ the soil through nature-based organic-farming

Government to organise week-long nationwide campaign for farmers from 25 April
India

Government to organise week-long nationwide campaign for farmers from 25 April

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar would be launching a nationwide workshop on crop insurance organised by the common service centre

Akal Farms: Welcome to this ‘mini-Punjab’ in Tamil Nadu
Business

Akal Farms: Welcome to this ‘mini-Punjab’ in Tamil Nadu

Hard-working farmers from Punjab have turned a ‘deserted or abandoned’ arid farm land into an oasis of lush green orchards in drought-prone Ramanathapuram in southern Tamil Nadu

Interview | People beat forces trying to use farmers as crutches against BJP in polls: Narendra Singh Tomar
India

Interview | People beat forces trying to use farmers as crutches against BJP in polls: Narendra Singh Tomar

The union agriculture minister said that the withdrawal of the laws despite their being vital to the government’s vision to uplift the lives of the farmers was a tough decision.

Kerala’s model of development isn’t all that it’s made up to be: Numbers reveal a different picture
India

Kerala’s model of development isn’t all that it’s made up to be: Numbers reveal a different picture

The debate on ‘Kerala’s model’ erupted when Yogi Adityanath said that if the BJP wasn’t voted to power in Uttar Pradesh, it would turn into the southern state, which prompted Pinarayi Vijayan to hit back

Right Word | Hallmarks of Nehru model of governance: Corruption, inefficiency, nepotism
Politics

Right Word | Hallmarks of Nehru model of governance: Corruption, inefficiency, nepotism

Those who often tout the Nehruvian era as the golden years of Indian democracy probably need to understand that Jawaharlal Nehru’s legacy has been proving to be a more of a burden

Budget 2022: Bharat needs revival of animal spirits to boost consumption
Business

Budget 2022: Bharat needs revival of animal spirits to boost consumption

Budget 2022: Rural demand turned sluggish after the second wave of the pandemic even as other parts of the economy recovered robustly

Agricultural reform is a political hot potato better left to states
India

Agricultural reform is a political hot potato better left to states

Now that the Centre has given up, the states can, individually or severally, implement some parts, or even the whole of the three farm laws withdrawn

How reforms are imperative for strengthening the growing basket of high value agriculture
Business

How reforms are imperative for strengthening the growing basket of high value agriculture

Implementation of policy reforms has always been tough. Prudence lies in drawing lessons from what has worked well and the challenges that need to be addressed rather than discarding reforms

No record of farmers dying during protests, so no question of compensation: Centre tells Parliament
India

No record of farmers dying during protests, so no question of compensation: Centre tells Parliament

The Centre was responding to a question regarding deaths of farmers and whether the government was intending to provide compensation to the families of such farmers

Narendra Modi showed good intent with farm law repeal, now he should showcase strong, decisive leadership
Politics

Narendra Modi showed good intent with farm law repeal, now he should showcase strong, decisive leadership

In a post-truth, Orwellian world where China is seen as a democracy and India an authoritarian state, and where ‘progressive doublethink’ is a way of life, a strong, decisive government is the need of the hour in India

We should stop politicising India’s farm sector as its crisis is far more fundamental and deep-rooted
India

We should stop politicising India’s farm sector as its crisis is far more fundamental and deep-rooted

More than 4 lakh farmers in India have committed suicide between 1995 and 2018 — one of the major cases of agrarian distress in the world

In Punjab’s paddy fields: Where the seeders are happy but the farmers are not
India

In Punjab’s paddy fields: Where the seeders are happy but the farmers are not

A snapshot of Punjab’s stubble-burning season, and what farmers on the ground think about it

India, Denmark agree on five-year plan to implement ‘green strategic partnership’
India

India, Denmark agree on five-year plan to implement ‘green strategic partnership’

The green partnership aims to create a framework for significant expansion of cooperation in areas of renewable energy, environment, economy, climate change and science and technology

Denmark’s PM calls PM Modi an inspiration for the world
India

Denmark’s PM calls PM Modi an inspiration for the world

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Denmark's PM Mette Frederiksen have decided to expand ties in health and agriculture sectors

Narendra Modi 71st birthday: Odisha-based artist makes eight-feet-tall portrait of PM using food grains
India

Narendra Modi 71st birthday: Odisha-based artist makes eight-feet-tall portrait of PM using food grains

Priyanka Sahani used five different grains to design the portrait, completing it in 20 to 25 hours. She took the decision based on the fact that India is predominantly an agrarian country

Third of global tree species threatened with extinction due to farming, logging
science

Third of global tree species threatened with extinction due to farming, logging

Forest ecosystems can collapse when they are subjected to multiple stressors -- like fire, logging and the break up of habitat -- that have the potential to interact and "drive abrupt ecological change."

Opinion | Middlemen in farmers’ clothing have taken Punjab hostage, rendered golden state fallow
India

Opinion | Middlemen in farmers’ clothing have taken Punjab hostage, rendered golden state fallow

Make no mistake, these middlemen are not farmers, nor are they friends of Punjab’s farmers

Kitex row not a hindrance for Kerala to create jobs for literate youth: here's why
India

Kitex row not a hindrance for Kerala to create jobs for literate youth: here's why

Kerala faces two big challenges: the large number of people listed on our employment exchange and the return of people in bulk during the pandemic, especially from the Gulf