Involvement of all agriculture stakeholders in India
Agri Business Op-ed

Transforming Indian Agriculture ecosystem by integrating all stakeholders

Recent advances in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) has generated renewed promise to transform agriculture. Indeed, Digital Agriculture including Smart & Precision Farming holds great potential to revolutionize agriculture. Various stakeholders viz., public sector (crop improvement research), private firms (input supply) and non-for profits (organizing farmers) offer an array of products and solutions. However, these are […]

Doubling Agricultural Export’ - A Robust Strategic Move Mopping Up Five Trillion Dollar Economy - Pros and Cons

India’s Agri Export Policy were dismayed by Excessive Pesticides usage and Aflatoxin

After the Ministry of Agriculture came up with the vision of “Doubling Farmer’s Income”, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, is now looking to foster “Doubling Agricultural Exports” in the larger interest of farmers. No doubt, it’s a robust plan to reshape Indian agriculture as expected from a dynamic government while stepping […]

Agriculture in History

What Thirukkural, classic Tamil couplets says about Agriculture and Farmers ?

By nurturing the good values of ethics, economy and ecstasy, Thiruvalluvar gained a unique place in the arena of literature and lives of humans. Contraction of great philosophies in two lines is the exponential stamp of Thiruvalluvar and his work Thirukkural. Ancient Tamil poet Avvaiyar quotes, “Thiruvalluvar pierced an atom and injected seven seas into […]

Environment Op-ed Pollution & Climate Change

Environment should be an Election topic !

The Indian Election and IPL, eerily, have a lot in common. Intense competition, Controversies, headliner events, fabulous performances, capitulation from strong positions, die-hard loyalists, underdog victory stories and finally the ace act of buying people with money. The list of similarities end there. While the swashbuckling century of Brendon McCullum is still fresh in memory […]

Success of plastic ban in tamilnadu
Op-ed Pollution & Climate Change

Plastic Ban : Will Tamil Nadu stand a chance ?

The most debatable global topics are incomplete without this inseparable, versatile yet menacing material “Plastic”. We (India), the global host nation of the world environment day,2018 on the theme “Beat Plastic Pollution” had taken an “unprecedented” pledge (as described by the UN) of eliminating all single-use plastics by 2022. Even economically developed giants like the […]