‘Vision is good, but implementation poor’

Good ideas coupled with great implementation can do the magic ( This is a conversation between Kisaan (a farmer) & Bhagwan (the God) captured from...

GST is no game changer for farmers, yet

Agri-tech firms or farmer producer companies enjoy no benefits under GST. This will hit entrepreneurial spirit in the sector In 1991, India saw an LPG...

Budget 2017: Farming facts

Know them before making promises I watched the Budget session in a local tea stall in Laxmapur village of Shamirpet mandal, Telangana, with farmers and...

Time we taught farming in schools

The crisis in agriculture can be mitigated if it is seen as a career option. This will translate into improved farming practices When I was...

Three crucial stumbling blocks in farming

Policies should focus on extension services, land leasing practices and the management of farmer producer companies Imagine a beautiful plant. On soil, close to its...

Crop insurance falls short of promise

It has not responded to a deficient monsoon this year. Its poor claims settlement record is also a cause for concern Appala Venkatesh is a...

Farmer prosperity vs food safety

We are not the last generation on earth and must conserve her resources US President Trump, in his own dismissive way, tweeted about “good old...

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