Does it pay to be a farmer in India?

RUKMINI S http://www.thehindu.com/data/does-it-pay-to-be-a-farmer-in-india/article6713980.ece?homepage=true PTI The average farm household makes Rs 6,426 per month. TOPICS economy, business and finance agriculture What the data shows on farm incomes, and whether farmers can make ends meet How profitable is farming? The answer to this most fundamental question about Indian agriculture can be found in the National Sample Survey Office’s new surveyof India’s agricultural […]

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Delhi’s organic farming shocker: Data a load of manure

Mail Today Bureau   |   Mail Today  |   New Delhi, March 26, 2015 | UPDATED 06:03 IST According to the state department, there is hardly any activity of organic farming on Delhi’s land . It claims it gets no subsidy for for organic farmers.Believe it or not, almost 70 per cent of the national Capital was used for organic farming in 2011-2012, according to National […]

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World Water Day: the cost of cotton in water-challenged India

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/mar/20/cost-cotton-water-challenged-india-world-water-day Severe water scarcity in India is exacerbated by the cotton industry. Concerns are high, but are businesses, consumers and government doing enough? More than 100 million people in India do not have access to safe water. Photograph: Jack Laurenson /Alamy You might not realise it, but India exports enormous amounts of water when it exports raw materials such as […]

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Combine Harvester vs Manual Harvesting in Paddy

https://www.facebook.com/nandish.churchigundi Combine Harvester Is a machine that harvests grains crops, combining three separate operations like reaping, threshing & winnowing into a single process. The straw left behind on the field can be used as a mulch or bailed for feed and bedding for live stock. Tractor mounted on the top of the machine having a wide cutter bar moving on […]

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The Bengal Famine: How the British engineered the worst genocide in human history for profit

The Bengal Famine: How the British engineered the worst genocide in human history for profit http://yourstory.com/2014/08/bengal-famine-genocide/# Rakhi Chakraborty | August 15, 2014 at 7:30 am 21999     “I hate Indians. They are a beastly people with a beastly religion. The famine was their own fault for breeding like rabbits.”                           […]

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The debt story less told

The Hindu, February 12, 2015, by K P Prabhakaran Nair http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/the-debt-story-less-told/article6887610.ece Small and marginal farmers in rainfed regions are trapped in a losing battle with agriculture — and with life The lot of the poor Indian farmer keeps deteriorating with the passage of time. According to the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) data released on December 19, 2014, during the […]

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Farmers indebtedness: Into the abyss?

http://www.downtoearth.org.in/content/abyss Author(s): Jitendra @jitendrachoube1  Jan 31, 2015 | From the print edition The situation of India’s farmers has only become grimmer in the past decade, according to the latest National Sample Survey Office report Illustration: Sorit The lot of the embattled Indian farmer only keeps on getting worse with the passage of time. In the last 10 years, the voluminous debt […]

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The question and answer game played by our MP’s in parliament

Suresh Ediga The question and answer game played by our MP’s in parliament In 2014, one responsible MP asks a question whether income from farming is insufficient for a large number of farmers; The Agriculture minister responds: As per Agriculture Census 2010-11, about 85% of the operational holdings are held by small and marginal farmers. Such holdings are generally too […]

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Stronger plant variety protection may threaten the right to food  

Governments in industrial countries regularly put pressure on developing countries to introduce stringent plant variety protection (PVP) regimes and to adhere to the 1991 Act of the UPOV Convention, without duly considering its consequences on the enjoyment of human rights of vulnerable groups such as small-scale farmers and in particular women. New research shows, the expansion of intellectual property rights […]

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