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హామీ…మాఫీ

మోహన్ రుషి ముఖ్యమంత్రిగా చంద్రబాబు అధికారం చేపట్టి ఐదు నెలలు పూర్తయింది. కానీ గెలవగానే తొలి సంతకం చేస్తానంటూ ఎన్నికల్లో ఆయనిచ్చిన హామీ మాత్రం ఇప్పటికీ నెరవేరలేదు. తమ పార్టీ గెలిస్తే రైతు రుణాలన్నీ మాఫీ చేస్తానని, తొలి సంతకం ఆ ఫైలుపైనే అని చెప్పిన చంద్రబాబు చేసిందేంటో తెలుసా? రుణ మాఫీ ఎలా చేయాలో చెప్పండంటూ ఓ కమిటీని మాత్రం వేశారు. ఆ తరవాత మాఫీపై ఎన్ని మాయదారి ఫీట్లు వేశారో తెలుసా? అడుగడుగునా ఆంక్షలు విధించారు. సాధ్యమైనంత ఎక్కువ మంది రైతులకు ప్రయోజనం కల్పించాల్సిన ముఖ్యమంత్రి… వీలైనంత ఎక్కువ మందిని ఈ మాఫీ పరిధి నుంచి తప్పించడానికి బోలెడంత కసరత్తు చేశారు. ఆ ఫీట్ల ఫలితమేంటో తెలుసా? రైతులకు ఇప్పటికీ ఒక్క రూపాయి మాఫీ కాలేదు. సరికదా… రాష్ట్రంలోని రైతులు, డ్వాక్రా మహిళలపై ఇప్పటికి దాదాపు 17,500 కోట్ల వడ్డీ భారం (16 నెలలకు) పడింది. రుణ మాఫీ విషయంలో ఏపీ సీఎం చంద్రబాబు మాయదారి ఫీట్ల తీరుతెన్నులు మీరే చూడండి… బాబు […]

Patent industry selling out future of our food

The international coalition of “No Patents on Seeds” published a report on patents on seeds on the 23d of october. The report was prompted by the fact that the European Patent Office (EPO) has already granted several thousand patents on plants and seeds, with a steadily increasing number of patents on plants and seeds derived from conventional breeding. Around 2400 patents on plants and 1400 patents on animals have been granted in Europe since the 1980s. More than 7500 patent applications for plants and around 5000 patents for animals are pending. Amongst others, the EPO has already granted more than 120 patents on conventional breeding and about 1000 such patent […]

“Stop Pesticide Poisonings – A time travel through international pesticide policies”

The popular PAN Germany publication “Stop Pesticide Poisonings – A time travel through international pesticide policies” is now available as an updated, extended and newly layouted edition at: http://www.pan-germany.org/download/stop_pesticide_poisonings_141002.pdf

Does ‘No Pesticide’ Reduce Suicides?

Lakshmi Vijayakumar SNEHA and Voluntary Health Services, Adyar, Chennai, India,dr_svk@vsnl.com R. Satheesh-Babu Mamata Medical College, Khammam, India Abstract Introduction: Ingestion of pesticides is the most common method of suicide, particularly in China, Sri Lanka and India. Reported pesticide suicides in India numbered 22,000 in the year 2006.z Method: Four villages in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India that had stopped using chemical pesticides in favour of non-pesticide management (NPM) were visited to assess any change in suicide incidence before and after discontinuation of chemical pesticides. Four similar villages in the same region that continued to use chemical pesticides were used as controls for comparison. Results: In the pesticide-free villages […]

Huhud crop recovery Advice-1

#Hudhud #CropAdvisory #eKrishi On the fateful day of 12th October, 2014 a severe cyclone HudHud has stuck the north coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh. Twenty one people in Andhra Pradesh and 3 in Odisha have lost their lives. Thousands of acres of paddy fields, banana, coconut, cashew and mango orchards are severely damaged. Over 250,000 people in 320 villages in the districts of Vishakapatnam, Vijayanagaram and Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh are severely affected. Crops planted over 144,174 hectares have been damaged and the expected production loss is 230,206 tonnes. In Odisha Hudhud has impacted 247,557 hectares (ha) of agricultural land, of which 40,484.5 ha have sustained crop loss of over […]

Farmers Suicides Telangana

List of Farmers Suicides in Telangana state since 2nd June, 2014 141010 TELANGANA FARMER SUICIDES

Salt tolerant potatoes to make a big difference for farmers in saline areas

Humble spud poised to launch a world food revolution Dutch team is pioneering development of crops fed by sea water Marc van Rijsselberghe with some of his experimental crop of salt-tolerant potatoes. Photograph: Observer In a small army field-hut Dr Arjen de Vos shows off his irrigation machine with pride. Pipes lead out to several acres of muddy field, where only a few stragglers from the autumn harvest of potatoes, salads, carrots and onions are left. The tubes are lined with copper to stop corrosion because – in a move that defies everything we think we know about farming – de Vos is watering his plants with diluted sea water. […]

Issue Food security cards & Old age pensions

2014 telangana social security download Telangana government has issued a GO  giving guidelines to identify the beneficiaries and remove ineligible persons/families. some of the series issues are 1. only one person will be given the old age pension in a family 2. the survey will use the ‘samagra kutumba survey’ data and will be cross checked. 3. ineligibility criteria: land more than 2.5 acres wet/5.0 acre dryland, employees, verification officer’s assessment by estimating the life style of the person, 4. widow pensions only if there is a death certificate of the spouse 5. disability pension only to those who have a SADAREM certificate showing more than 40% disability    

Non-Pesticidal Management of Pests: Status, Issues and Prospects – A Review

a working paper by Centre for Economics and Social Studies, Government of Andhra Pradesh Download the report Non-Pesticidal Management of Pests: Status, Issues and Prospects – A Review

Gateway to fair prices

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/features/gateway-to-fair-prices/article6489029.eceVenkat Iyer Ready to eat: The supply chain for organic produce has long been hampered by poor linkages between farms and consumers Grower and buyer find each other directly on the Eco-Farmers Market info-exchange portal Maridesi Here Gowda of Mandya District, Karnataka, has for seven years now grown sugarcane without using pesticides on his two acres and produced organic jaggery. But selling it has been a challenge each year and it often goes for a low price. This year, Gowda sold a bulk of his stock to a buyer from Hyderabad at a rate he found fair. This was made possible by the Alliance for Sustainable and Holistic Agriculture (ASHA) […]

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