The Indian Express

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Policymakers still talk of ‘food security’, it’s time to plan for ‘nutritional self-reliance’

Imagine, while constructing a multi-storey building the contractors discover the building foundation has begun to sink. It is scary, but...

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Ordinances on agriculture show unwise haste, may do harm along with good

Just as all ordinances aren’t reforms, all reforms aren’t the “1991 moment” for agriculture. The ordinances announced recently to facilitate...

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Stimulus is less than what it appears to be, govt must do more for farmers

April is upon us; the Indian summer will soon sear the land and wheat harvest will commence in full measure...

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Unedited Indian Express article published 24 April 2020

This month, Henry Kissinger wrote, “Nations cohere and flourish on the belief that their institutions can foresee calamity, arrest its...

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Government must engage in a collaborative effort with farmer groups

Those in power may not yet be accepting blame for the barrage of negative news on the state of the...

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Farmer unions need to expand the scope of their advocacy

Every day, a gold miner in Russia leaves a mine with a wheelbarrow full of sand. Every day, the guard...

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Awareness campaigns are needed to deal with climate change

It’s absolutely essential to invest billions in a decade-long awareness campaign to reduce wastage of food and change consumer behaviour....

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To improve farm livelihoods, a slew of measures is required in Budget 2019

The perpetual disregard for allocating funds for human resources both at the national and state level has extracted a heavy...

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A new India for farmers

After half a century, India is under a major locust attack from breeding grounds in Balochistan, Pakistan. Other international tidings...

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