One positive takeaway of India’s rich demographic dividend with 64% of the youth population is the rising spirit of entrepreneurship and startup culture. Government policies have been facilitating the youth to become job providers rather than job seekers. The main idea behind a start-up is to disrupt the landscape which is plagued with inherent operational […]
Earth Overshoot Day falling on July 29th means that humanity is currently using nature 1.75 times faster than our planet’s ecosystems can regenerate. This is akin to using 1.75 Earths. Overshoot is possible because we are depleting our natural capital – which compromises humanity’s future resource security.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman presented the maiden budget of the second term of Narendra Modi Government. This Budget 2019-20 is merely a continuation of agricultural policies of previous year And new policies spelt out by Government is neither explained nor substantiated. The proposal to develop 10,000 new Farmer Producer Companies (FPOs) is an addition of […]
Production and Consumption are two key drivers of the economy. So far, the economy has been dominated by linear model or one-way economy. In linear economy, raw materials are used as inputs in production and products are sold / used i.e., consumed and then discarded as waste. In short, the flow of linear economy revolves […]
The award had been conferred this year (2019) to Dr. N Kumar for his outstanding contribution in the field of horticulture and academic leadership focussed on human resource development in agriculture.
Nearly twenty years ago in 1998, Pexy Schmeiser, farmer of Saskatchewan, a small town of Canada was sued from Monsanto Canada for patent violation after Roundup ready Canola, a genetically modified herbicide resistant crop was found growing in his farm. Schmeiser argued that seeds of GM Canola landed in his farm accidentally. GM Canola has […]
Raising farmers income, doubling it by 2022, the aim of present Government couldn’t be possible without market reforms. Enabling farmers to sell their produce at right place and at right time would eventually halve their distress. With suitable policy reforms in domestic market, now India sets to tap its export market with the launch of […]
Theme for this year’s (2019) National Science Day is ‘Science for the people, and People for the science’. Agriculture which absorbs nearly 50 percent of population into employment is mainly driven by science from Green revolution to today’s biotechnology aided breeding development. So, the theme rightly synchronises with Agriculture, where Science and Technology has lead […]
It is an open secret that targeting beneficiaries for Government services, subsidies and relief packages is a greatest challenge with this 133 crore populated country. Point out any scheme or welfare measures in India, inclusion and exclusion errors is inevitable. This makes slogans from ‘Garibi Hatao’ to ‘Achae din’ lie bootless as mere rallying cry. […]
Kerala is regarded as Plantation state of India which shares nearly 45 percentage of Plantation crops cultivated in India. Plantation crops also occupy 34 percentage of total cropped area of the State. The sector has been weighed down for too long due to various strains like high cost of production, unrealistic taxation laws, high workforce […]