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1991 reforms for India, 2020 reforms for Bharat

The new farm Bills can transform the agriculture sector for the better if attention is paid to five key initiatives, which include universal basic...

Farmer should be at the center of decision-making

In times when people expect the government to do more and more for farmers, a start-up founder built a compelling case for the opposite....

Onion prices: The power of onion is a hoax

Onion is the Indian voter’s most lethal weapon on the ruling party. We saw this in the ‘onion election’ of 1980 when the Janata...

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She the farmer!

Closing the gender gap in agriculture will ensure economic equity for all The word ‘farmer’ typically evokes a picture of a man, not a woman....

Are farm-loan waivers unhealthy?

The next big banking crisis could stem from the unorganised sector, warn experts Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan recently cautioned that the next crisis in...

The measure of success should go beyond GDP

Increased share of agriculture to GDP, for instance, does not necessarily mean that farmers will have a better tomorrow Once again, GDP makes the maximum...

How NABARD can become more startup-friendly to amplify its impact

When I think of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), which is an apex development financial institution in India managing Rs...

MSP and loan waivers: Historic or rhetoric?

India should make agri economics work for the neglected small-holder farmers Last week, newspapers were full of ‘pro-farmer’ headlines. One day, it was about the...

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Sathya Raghu V Mokkapati

I love spending my time to think, innovate, adapt and implement solutions which can increase the incomes and climate resilience of ultra poor farmers in India.

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