Next year’s budgeted outlay for agriculture is 32 percent higher than the revised estimates but just three percent more than the Budget estimate of this year.
Is the Green Revolution broken to go back to Zero Budget farming? Nirmala Sitharaman should have waited for official panel's study reports
The Green Revolution in Palekar’s view is a disaster. His website says the land has been laid waste wherever it has been practised.
As water tables in Punjab fall, desperate farmers are digging deeper, getting trapped in debt and depleting aquifers. Punjab is warned of turning into a desert state in 25 years. Paddy, biggest water guzzler, sees continued cultivation as agricultural reforms fail.
Sugarcane emerges as likely culprit in drought-hit Marathwada; growing cultivation of cash crop depleted groundwater
Sugarcane requires 2,500mm of water and rainfall in Marathwada is between 500-700mm. The remaining 80 percent of water has been pumped out of groundwater for years now, causing a depletion of groundwater level so much that there is no water left to pump out, say experts
With Israel willing to collaborate on a Government to Government (G2G) as well as Business to Business (B2B) basis on agriculture and water resources technology, it may be Maharashtra’s gain all the way.
Narendra Modi in Israel today: Tel Aviv's journey from being a 'pariah' to becoming India's strategic partner
When Narendra Modi touches down at Tel Aviv on 4 July, it will mark the beginning of a new era in India-Israel ties.
Indian agriculture has made incredible progress over the last few decades, but it needs to undergo a deep transformation. It must make more efficient use of scarce water resources, lest they deplete.
While the sugarcane crop might be at the centre of a debate at present with Marathwada reeling under an unprecedented drought, its history in Maharashtra goes way back.