Crusader of organic farming

Crusader of organic farming

Feb 07,2017 , 04:38 AM IST | Commoner
Times are changing and things do not seem to be happening for good. With the changing times, climatic conditions are also changing thanks to the callousness of the modern generation.
Budget hikes for rural India inadequate

Budget hikes for rural India inadequate

Feb 03,2017 , 04:35 AM IST | News Analysis
Still about 95% of the rural economy is informal both in agriculture and non-agriculture.  Even though agriculture contributes only 13% of India’s GDP, it is a source of livelihoods for about 50% of the population.
Revival of rural economy should be top priority

Revival of rural economy should be top priority

Jan 31,2017 , 03:42 AM IST | News Analysis
The non-farm sector is now contributing about 2/3rd of the rural economy. But its growth is also stagnant and there are supply side bottlenecks in terms of higher cost of production, lack of logistics, frequent power cuts and lack of skilled manpower.  Still about 95% of rural economy is informal.
Focusing on major problems of marginal farmers

Focusing on major problems of marginal farmers

Jan 23,2017 , 11:21 PM IST | Hans
In India, out of 121 million agricultural holdings, 99 million are with small and marginal farmers, with a land share of just 44 per cent and a farmer population share of 87 per cent. With multiple cropping prevalent, such farmers account for 70 per cent of all vegetables and 52 per cent of cereal output.