Opinion

No discussion about PSH at MC12 disappointing; Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies also to lead to troubles

No discussion about PSH at MC12 disappointing; Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies also to lead to troubles

The “MC12 Outcome Document” makes no mention of the PSH issue. This happened despite...

Issues of PSH of foodgrains and subsidies challenge for India at MC12; opposition even from old allies

Issues of PSH of foodgrains and subsidies challenge for India at MC12; opposition even from old allies

The AoA considers providing subsidized foodstuffs to the poor as market-distorting...

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...

Inflation: Pain points for households, existential risk for small businesses, farmers

Inflation: Pain points for households, existential risk for small businesses, farmers

What baffles us is this: the industry is not able to produce because of demand contraction....

Wheat export ban: Farmers suffer financial losses, and India a loss of face

Wheat export ban: Farmers suffer financial losses, and India a loss of face

India’s ban on wheat exports is a classic example of an administrative faux pas...

Time to shift to Climate Resistant Agriculture; ICAR template needs fast follow-up

Time to shift to Climate Resistant Agriculture; ICAR template needs fast follow-up

One of the most important recommendations was whether the crop cycle can be tweaked...

India’s foodgrains exports under WTO scanner

India’s foodgrains exports under WTO scanner

During the deliberations in the Committee on Agriculture, several countries, including...

Where are panchayats in fiscal federalism?

Where are panchayats in fiscal federalism?

There is a need to make PRIs an important part of cooperative federalism (CF) because...

Mann needs time, regular flow of money to fulfil ‘Kejriwal guarantees’ in Punjab

Mann needs time, regular flow of money to fulfil ‘Kejriwal guarantees’ in Punjab

The real issue from the long-term point of view lies in the economic structure of...

Dr BR Ambedkar, Dalits and Panchayats: Sidelights from the Constituent Assembly Debate

Dr BR Ambedkar, Dalits and Panchayats: Sidelights from the Constituent Assembly Debate

What was uttered by BRA happened in reality as the functions of the panchayats reveal....

Vocal for local through strengthening panchayats in UP

Vocal for local through strengthening panchayats in UP

The new Government headed by Yogi Adityanath has been formed in Uttar Pradesh (UP)....

Is inflation a non-issue in elections?  Do not rush to this conclusion

Is inflation a non-issue in elections? Do not rush to this conclusion

Inflation may not have had an impact at the hustings for the BJP in four states,...

India’s CEPA with UAE has several firsts and advantages

India’s CEPA with UAE has several firsts and advantages

A free trade agreement with a country that is also a re-exporter can have one major...

Uncertainties loom large over emerging economies like India after Russian invasion of Ukraine

Uncertainties loom large over emerging economies like India after Russian invasion of Ukraine

The US Fed has been contemplating an increase in the interest rates, a move that...

Social justice is an issue in UP elections

Social justice is an issue in UP elections

The Budget allocations for transport, police, health and family welfare, energy,...

Gurjars can make themselves politically empowered through UP Assembly elections

Gurjars can make themselves politically empowered through UP Assembly elections

The Gurjars are not getting their desired share in the Assembly. This is mainly...

Duty on petrol and diesel to shore up domestic supplies; customs duty on gold raised

According to the Ministry of Finance, a cess of Rs 6 per litre has been imposed on exports of petrol and ATF each while one of Rs...

National

IFFCO bags patents for Nano Urea and Nano DAP

The Patent Office of the Government of India has awarded the patents for 20 years. A true novel example of Atmanirbhar Bharat and...

Cooperatives

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 tonne) while on March 7, it had gone up to $12.94...

International

IFFCO welcomes Ministry of Cooperation’s historic step towards digitalization of PACS

The computerization of PACS will connect the last-mile farmer to the economy of the country. It would create transparency and accountability...

Cooperatives

Cabinet approves computerization of PACS

This project proposes the computerization of about 63,000 functional PACS over a period of five years with a total budget outlay of...

Cooperatives

We have to depend on cooperatives for food security in future: Konda Reddy Chavva

Konda Reddy Chavva, Assistant FAOR, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), spoke about the case studies of agricultural cooperatives...

Cooperatives