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India’s farms report income greater than our GDP! Target them in the war on black money

The opposition is baying for the government’s blood over demonetisation and GST. The first is done and over with. But its effects are not yet over. The second has been modified to assuage large sections of the population. Source: India’s farms report income greater than our GDP! Target them in the war on black money

The Downside of Repeated Debt Waivers

The Downside of Repeated Debt Waivers BY TANIKA CHAKRABORTY AND AARTI GUPTA ON 29/06/2017 • 2 COMMENTS Debt waivers are supposed to help farmers make agricultural investments, repay future debts and tackle any other situation. But the history of waivers in India tells a different tale. Credit: PTI India is facing an agrarian crisis. There is no doubt that the majority of the small and marginal farmers are indebted. According to the Reserve Bank of India, the amount of outstanding loans given out for agricultural and allied activities by the regional rural banks has increased from Rs 1.80 billion in 1980-81 to Rs 1329.67 billion in 2015-16. According to the 2009 India Human Development Survey, […]

Organic Agriculture worldwide 2017

Biofach Global report 2017 on Organic Agriculture

Globally India Ranks 9th In Organic Farming Outlook – BW Businessworld

Globally India Ranks 9th In Organic Farming OutlookIndia by the ye Source: Globally India Ranks 9th In Organic Farming Outlook – BW Businessworld

2017: Parliamentary Standing Committee Report on GM Crops

Here is the report of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science & Technology, Environment & Forests on GM crops, presented to the RS Chair on 25th of August. This is A UNANIMOUS REPORT, AND 11 OF THE 31-PARLIAMENTARIANS COMMITTEE ARE FROM THE BJP. http://164.100.47.5/newcommittee/reports/EnglishCommittees/Committee%20on%20S%20and%20T,%20Env.%20and%20Forests/301.pdf The main gist of what they are saying is carried in these media reports: http://www.livemint.com/Politics/2RGPg3LZuIz8n4ZwQbGU7L/Govt-told-to-examine-GM-crops-impact-before-rollout-decisio.html http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/parliamentary-panel-flags-severe-loopholes-in-existing-field-trial-system-of-gm-crops/articleshow/60225365.cms http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/claims-on-bt-cotton-need-to-be-probed-panel/article19562829.ece http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/gm-crops-only-after-biosafety-socio-economic-evaluation/1/1034196.html  2017 renuka chowdhury panel report on GM crops

GM: Parliamentary panel flags severe loopholes in existing field trial system of GM crops | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Just as when the government is readying its response in favour of genetically modified (GM) mustard for submission in the Supreme Court, a parliamentary panel on Friday flagged severe loopholes in existing methods of field trials of transgenic crops and asked environment ministry to examine the impacts of such crops “thoroughly” before taking its final call. Source: GM: Parliamentary panel flags severe loopholes in existing field trial system of GM crops | India News – Times of India

a new movement is born 

http://www.tribuneindia.com/mobi/news/comment/a-new-movement-is-born/438580.html A new movement is born Yogendra Yadav Over 150 farmers’ bodies have come together on a common agenda TWIN AGENDA: The focus is on fair and remunerative prices and freedom from debt. Yogendra Yadav IS the farmers’ movement in India entering a new phase? Six weeks is too short a window to answer this question with certainty. But the nature of farmers’ protest across the country since the beginning of farmers’ strike in Punjab shows signs of something new. This impression is confirmed in a two-week journey connecting farmers, organisations and movements across six states. This journey, Kisan Mukti Yatra, began on July 6 at Mandsaur, exactly a month after […]

Three years of Telangana Agriculture

  170603 Total Sown area, Production estimates of major crops Review of Telangana Agricultre 2014-2017

2016: రెండేళ్ళ తెలంగాణా వ్యవసాయ రంగం: సవాళ్ళు పరిష్కారాలు

తెలంగాణా విద్య వంతుల వేదిక సెమినార్ లో సమర్పించిన వ్యాసం 160605 two years of telangana 2.0 సెమినార్ లో సమర్పించిన ఇతర వ్యాసాలు TVV Final  

In water-stressed Andhra, farmers sign pact to share ground water

 KumKum Dasgupta, Hindustan Times, Anantapur Ram Chandru Reddy, a 67-year-old agriculturist, has been farming his three-acre plot at Kummaravandla Pally, a hamlet in Anantapur district, for as long as he can remember. “Farming is in my blood. But I nearly gave it up couple of years ago because of water crisis,” says Reddy, who grows rice, groundnut and red gram. “But the crisis was averted because we decided to share groundwater”. Anantapur is the second-most backward and drought-prone district in India. Over the past six months, 22 farmers have committed suicide in Anantapur. Till 2010, the water shortage was manageable. “We did not have to dig deep; we used bullocks […]

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