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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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Hunger index: The devil in the detail

Media reports on India’s ranking on the Global Hunger Index prove statistics are as good as the one who interprets them When I was in...

When technology drives farming

That day will come when agriculture is backed up by viable digital platforms and an innovative, scientific environment From somewhere in the hinterland of India December...

Three ways to reduce economic inequality

Ensuring greater work participation of women, boosting farm prospects and providing universal basic income can make a dent How to fight inequality was one of...

‘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...

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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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