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Dr Verghese Kurien deserves the Bharat Ratna; his work transformed the lives of crores of farmers: RS Sodhi

Dr Verghese Kurien deserves the Bharat Ratna; his work transformed the lives of crores of farmers: RS Sodhi

Today is the centenary of Dr Verghese Kurien, who is known as the father of the...

“We tried to bring in a system where seed quality percentage can be easily assessed.” — Nikhil Das, Agdhi

“We tried to bring in a system where seed quality percentage can be easily assessed.” — Nikhil Das, Agdhi

Nikhil Das is the brain behind Agdhi, an agritech startup based in Bengaluru which...

The stricter the government gets, the stronger will the farmers’ movement be: Jayant Chaudhary

The stricter the government gets, the stronger will the farmers’ movement be: Jayant Chaudhary

The ongoing movement on the Delhi borders against the three farm laws brought about...

New Farm Acts are about Agricultural Transformation: Prof. Ramesh Chand

New Farm Acts are about Agricultural Transformation: Prof. Ramesh Chand

Professor Ramesh Chand counts among the national and global experts on agricultural...

Unpaid dues to cane farmers in UP Rs 7,000 crore for current season; another Rs 1,500 crore remains from previous one

Sugar mills bought 465.25 lt of cane from the farmers in the crushing season 2021-22 up to Jan 25 and produced 45.67 lt of sugar from...

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Budget expectations: Increased use of technology, export-promoting measures and reduced crop insurance premiums

Experts have recommended measures like promoting FPOs and reducing crop insurance premiums. There is a need to develop FPOs as agricultural...

National

Padma Shri for farmers Seth Pal Singh and Amai Mahalinga Naik

The Padma awards, which count among the highest civilian awards in the country, have been announced. The list comprises four Padma...

From the Ground

Mayawati may upset SP-RLD’s Jat-Muslim calculus in UP polls

The ticket distribution strategy of BSP president Mayawati in the UP Assembly elections is likely to upset the vaunted Jat–Muslim...

ELECTIONS 2022

Centralized system of government and parties leads to unrest among leaders of stature

The story is more or less the same in most of the parties — the rights are increasingly getting centralized. Had this been limited...

Opinion

Food and fertilizer subsidies may cross Rs 5 lakh crore this year; cut in Budget likely

When Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presents the Budget in Parliament on Feb 1 for the coming financial year 2022-23, she will...

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