Opinion

Making technology relevant: Interventions for transforming Indian agriculture sector

Making technology relevant: Interventions for transforming Indian agriculture sector

Today, the adoption and use of technology throughout the agriculture supply chain...

Gap between farmers’ movement and politics narrowing

Gap between farmers’ movement and politics narrowing

The sequence of events over the last month has been one that has brought the ongoing...

National Monetisation Pipeline: Privatisation of govt-owned assets by another name

National Monetisation Pipeline: Privatisation of govt-owned assets by another name

Asset monetisation raises three sets of questions. First, are the assets identified...

Political signals of 1989 redux at Jayant Chaudhary’s Rasam Pagdi at Chhaprauli and Muzaffarnagar Kisan Panchayat

Political signals of 1989 redux at Jayant Chaudhary’s Rasam Pagdi at Chhaprauli and Muzaffarnagar Kisan Panchayat

The last two weeks have signalled a shift in the farmers’ movement and the politics...

E-trading platform Bijak is helping small and medium-size agri traders expand their business

E-trading platform Bijak is helping small and medium-size agri traders expand their business

Bijak, India’s No.1 agri-trading app, is a one-stop e-marketplace for agri traders...

PMFBY: Introspection, Expectations and Future Road Map

PMFBY: Introspection, Expectations and Future Road Map

PMFBY is a scheme that has been in existence for the last few years and has contributed...

Online skill-building of Gram Panchayat and Line Department functionaries in Uttar Pradesh: A suggestive framework

Online skill-building of Gram Panchayat and Line Department functionaries in Uttar Pradesh: A suggestive framework

The skill-building of the elected and the non-elected panchayat officials is the...

Challenges for India’s agricultural exports: Discordant voices get louder at WTO

Challenges for India’s agricultural exports: Discordant voices get louder at WTO

While favourable conditions continue to exist for stimulating agricultural exports,...

NCUI Haat: Strengthening the Cooperative Brand

NCUI Haat: Strengthening the Cooperative Brand

NCUI Haat will be inaugurated on 16 August 2021, and will host exhibitions of products...

97th Amendment and recent SC judgement: Understanding the implications for the new Ministry of Cooperation

97th Amendment and recent SC judgement: Understanding the implications for the new Ministry of Cooperation

The new Ministry of Cooperation can make a difference in the lives of millions of...

Sorry, inflation above 10 per cent cannot be brushed aside as ''routine''; it is hurting

Sorry, inflation above 10 per cent cannot be brushed aside as ''routine''; it is hurting

Let inflation not be a routine affair; it is a serious issue afflicting the economy....

Understanding social costs of e-retail and monopoly

Understanding social costs of e-retail and monopoly

What happens off the farm matters much more for farmer livelihoods than what happens...

Enabling environment is a must for 'Sahakar se Samriddhi'

Enabling environment is a must for 'Sahakar se Samriddhi'

An efficiently functioning cooperative structure alone has the potential to make...

Power imbalances in food systems

Power imbalances in food systems

Unfortunately, since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a greater...

The “slow magic” of agricultural research must accelerate

The “slow magic” of agricultural research must accelerate

The Prime Minister has envisioned making India a USD 5-trillion economy by 2024-25....

Elections of Kshetra Panchayat President  and  Zila  Panchayat  President in UP: A dangerous portent for rural self-governance

Elections of Kshetra Panchayat President and Zila Panchayat President in UP: A dangerous portent for rural self-governance

Although the elections are not being held on party symbols, there is the active...

Political economy of sugarcane, paddy crucial for 2022 UP polls

While the political firmament is abuzz with pre-poll activities, the farmer leaders, spearheading the agitation against the central...

States

In a global first, SLCM launches ‘Made in India’ QC app for food grains

A global first for food grains, the AgriReach Mobile Quality Check (QC) App allows the user to get an on-the-spot assessment of the...

Technology

Making technology relevant: Interventions for transforming Indian agriculture sector

Today, the adoption and use of technology throughout the agriculture supply chain is crucial. Three broad targets – productivity,...

Opinion

ReshaMandi raises $30 mn in India’s largest Series A funding for a B2B marketplace

ReshaMandi, India’s first silk-tech start-up that serves as a B2B (business-to-business) marketplace for silk farmers, businesses...

Agribusiness

Roots Foundation to train nearly 50,000 farmers of Punjab and Haryana to tackle stubble burning

Every winter, the burning of crop residue of over 30 mt in Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana causes the pollution levels to rise...

National

IFFCO Chairman BS Nakai passes away

Balvinder Singh Nakai, the IFFCO Chairman, passed away on October 11. He was 86. A veteran cooperator, Nakai was associated with IFFCO...

Cooperatives