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Myths and realities of Gujarat Agriculture: various articles

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Monsanto maize seeds hit roadblock in Gujarat

http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/monsanto-maize-seeds-hit-roadblock-in-guj/472683/ Monsanto maize seeds hit roadblock in Guj BS Reporter / Mumbai/ Ahmedabad Apr 27, 2012, 00:24 IST The Gujarat Government has decided to stop procuring double-cross hybrid maize seed made by seed major Monsanto, which were distributed among the farmers in the tribal areas of the state under the tribal a development scheme. The seeds sold under the brand name ‘prabal’ were being distributed to farmers in the tribal regions under the Sunshine Project, which falls under the Vanbandhu Kalyan Yogna, since 2008. It is estimated that the seeds were distributed among half a million farmers by the Tribal Development Department. “The decision was taken during the Cabinet meeting […]

MONSANTO SEED WITHDRAWN FROM GUJARAT GOVT PROJECT

BKS & ASHA welcome Gujarat Govt’s decision project sunshine rapid appraisal rpt-ASHA-feb2012 finalAhmedabad/New Delhi, 26th April 2012: The Gujarat government’s cabinet decision yesterday to withdraw controversial American MNC Monsanto’s proprietary seed from ongoing government projects was welcomed by Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) and Alliance for Sustainable & Holistic Agriculture (ASHA). BKS state President Maganbhai Patel, Kapil Shah of Jatan and Prabhakar Kelkar, National President of BKS organized a press conference in Ahmedabad today, thanking the government for its decision, having protested and campaigned against the unscientific, controversial and unsustainable aspects of Project Sunshine for several seasons now. Earlier, a Cabinet Sub-Committee has recommended the withdrawal of Monsanto’s seed from government projects. The […]

Agriculture: be like Gujarat

Shankar Acharya: Other states have much to learn from Indian agriculture’s star performer Shankar Acharya / New Delhi July 14, 2011, 0:11 IST   In the 60 years since 1950 Indian agriculture has recorded an average growth rate of 2.7 per cent per year. In the past 30 years, the rate has crept slightly above three per cent, well short of the four per cent target set in successive recent Five-Year Plans. Most analysts infer that it would take great good luck (with weather) or a sweeping revolution in policy design and implementation to achieve and sustain four per cent growth. Is that really so?   For a more optimistic answer […]

Shankar Acharya: Agriculture: be like Gujarat

Other states have much to learn from Indian agriculture’s star performer Shankar Acharya / New Delhi July 14, 2011, 0:11 IST In the 60 years since 1950 Indian agriculture has recorded an average growth rate of 2.7 per cent per year. In the past 30 years, the rate has crept slightly above three per cent, well short of the four per cent target set in successive recent Five-Year Plans. Most analysts infer that it would take great good luck (with weather) or a sweeping revolution in policy design and implementation to achieve and sustain four per cent growth. Is that really so? Click here to visit SME Buzz Also Read […]

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http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/Study-disputes-Gujarats-miracle-in-agriculture-growth/articleshow/6897547.cms#ixzz158BwAFjL Rajiv Shah, TNN, Nov 10, 2010, 06.12am IST GANDHINAGAR: A new study, meant for “restricted circulation”, is creating ripples among state’s policy-makers, who have, for over a year, cited an analysis by scholars Tushaar Shah and Ashok Gulati for the International Water Management Institute, Sri Lanka, to say that Gujarat’s “miracle agricultural growth” since 2000 is a trend-setter for India. The new study, “Gujarat’s agricultural growth story: exploding some myths”, says the talk of “high growth in the early years of the new millennium” of 9.6 per cent per annum is “misleading” and “distorted”. Carried out by M Dinesh Kumar, A Narayanamoorthy, OP Singh, MVK Sivamohan, Manoj Sharma and […]

Seeds of strife

http://www.downtoearth.org.in/node/1737 Author(s): Latha Jishnu Issue: Aug 31, 2010 The Seed Bill takes away states’ power to regulate seed prices, could lead to Centre-state confrontation Photos: Surya Sen IT WAS yet another meeting in a series that began six years ago. On July 28, close to 40 members of Parliament and state leaders met in Room 124 of Krishi Bhavan, the Delhi headquarters of the Ministry of Agriculture, in what seemed a last-ditch attempt to thrash out the contested points in a proposed law to regulate the seeds trade. The meeting was called by Minister for Agriculture Shared Pawar, who had put together the first draft of the Seed Bill in […]

Gujarat: 145 farmers commit suicide in three years

Gandhinagar, Mar 26 : As many as 145 farmers have committed suicide in Gujarat in last three years due to various reasons. Replying to a question in the assembly, Agriculture Minister Dilip Sanghani yesterday said that 103 farmers committed suicide in 2007, 35 in 2008 and seven committed suicide till September last year. Mr Sanghani said five farmers committed suicide because of debt and 140 farmers committed suicide due to some other reasons including personal ones. With 32 suicides in three years, Junagadh in Saurashtra topped the list of the districts where farmers committed suicide. It was followed by Kheda in Central Gujarat with 25 cases of suicides. Navasari in […]

403 farmers commit suicide over five years in Gujarat

New Delhi, October 11: As many as 403 farmers committed suicide in Gujarat in the last five years. Junagadh district topped the list with 85 suicides in the state. The data was furnished by the Gujarat Government to an application filed under Right To Information (RTI) Act by activist Bharatsinh Jhala. The data informed that there were 62 such cases in Rajkot, followed by 50 in Jamnagar and 48 in Mehsana. The applicant sought details on the number of farmers suicides in the state where floods had devastated the life and property in 2005, 2006 and 2007. As per the data, 36 farmers have ended their lives in 2007 itself, […]

Govt ignoring farmer suicides

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Ahmedaba… GANDHINAGAR: A senior BJP MLA from Saurashtra, who resigned from the Modi ministry two years ago, has written a scathing letter to the chief minister complaining of as many as seven suicides by farmers in Amreli in the last three months. Bavku Undhad has bemoaned that the state government has not take cognisance of the growing distress in the rural areas. Undhad wrote the letter a few weeks back, but its details were made known on Wednesday after a verbal duel in the state Assembly with Modi on an issue concerning about his tenure in the government from 2003 to 2005 as youth and culture minister. Belonging to the […]

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