Dr D.N.Thakur


Opinion
Bringing agriculture back to the centre of policy making

Bringing agriculture back to the centre of policy making

The younger generation across states loses faith in agriculture as an attractive...

Opinion
Incentivise crop diversification, rationalise power subsidy to divert farmers from paddy in Punjab

Incentivise crop diversification, rationalise power subsidy to divert farmers from paddy in Punjab

The principal threat to Punjab is the cultivation of paddy which is depleting aquifers...

Opinion
World Food Day: Nation salutes Dr. MS Swaminathan

World Food Day: Nation salutes Dr. MS Swaminathan

Following the path taught by Prof Swaminathan, agricultural research institutes...

Agritech
Semi dwarf variety of corn to begin a new era of crops, resilient to climate change

Semi dwarf variety of corn to begin a new era of crops, resilient to climate change

Developed by Bayer Crop Science, the short corn contains a novel biotech trait of...

Opinion
New and Emerging Zoonoses and Their Public Health Importance

New and Emerging Zoonoses and Their Public Health Importance

Recent studies have shown that the majority of Emerging Infectious Diseases (EIDs)...

Opinion
Growth Potential for ‘Millet’ – a Boon for Health  

Growth Potential for ‘Millet’ – a Boon for Health  

In addition to its potential for increasing food security, millet has many other...

Opinion
From start-ups to exports — time to promote agritech start-ups

From start-ups to exports — time to promote agritech start-ups

Infrastructure, product-specific business groups and a business ecosystem are being...

Opinion
Food system management through cooperatives

Food system management through cooperatives

The concept of Sahakar Grams is to shift the gravitational forces of agriculture...

Opinion
Marginalized Indian rural economy: Its challenges

Marginalized Indian rural economy: Its challenges

This marginalization of the rural economy is a result of the policymakers’ focus...

Opinion
Not one but many compelling evidences in favour of GM mustard

Not one but many compelling evidences in favour of GM mustard

The Supreme Court of India made a very pertinent observation seeking compelling...

International
Wheat prices in the global market fall by 27 per cent from record high despite Ukraine crisis

Wheat prices in the global market fall by 27 per cent from record high despite Ukraine crisis

On Tuesday June 28, the wheat price was only $9.39 per bushel (approx. $313 per...

National
Wheat procurement stuck at 187 lt; May stocks at 5-year low in central pool

Wheat procurement stuck at 187 lt; May stocks at 5-year low in central pool

According to the information available on the CFPP, the wheat procurement in this...

Opinion
Wheat export: To do or not to do

Wheat export: To do or not to do

Even if the government has to show compassion, the policy must be to prioritize...

Opinion
Sanjeevani Budget for agriculture and cooperatives in Amrit Kaal

Sanjeevani Budget for agriculture and cooperatives in Amrit Kaal

This year’s Budget has planted the seeds of a shift in the approach at a fundamental...

Opinion
States should focus on agriculture followed by industrialization for sustainable, inclusive growth

States should focus on agriculture followed by industrialization for sustainable, inclusive growth

Growth in India may be categorized into several phases. Every phase has had its...

Opinion
Agriculture-centric policy needed for sustainable and inclusive growth

Agriculture-centric policy needed for sustainable and inclusive growth

Economists identified growth linkage and the multiplier effect of agriculture growth...