Category Archives: agriculture

India Inc: Educate and Skill Rural India

Everyone, be they politicians or administrators or corporate honchos, talk of inclusive growth and equity at all platforms. I wonder if they are really in know of the real problems and interested to do something. Rural India is getting lagged … Continue reading

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Rural India Needs Creation of Jobs

The increased yield over the years (that may not compare anywhere with China) and good minimum support price have made many young men in rural India aspiring for better life. They are finding solutions to the problems such as power … Continue reading

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Powering Bihar, Alternative Route

The centre keeps putting in costly ads providing its success reports on ‘Bharat Nirman’ including that of rural electrification. When I visited Pipra last March, I noticed a board declaring Pipra already covered in Rajiv Gandhi Rural electrification scheme. In … Continue reading

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Inflation and Exotic Broccoli

The country is worried of the price rise. Harendra had asked for only a small eggplant or baigan. I saw that green vegetable, broccoli that I loved and hated. I went ahead without picking one up though it was lush … Continue reading

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My Call to Farming Community

It was in 2005 while Anand was driving us through California on way to and from Arizona and famous Grand Canyon I saw the huge fertile land on the both sides of the freeways and exclaimed, ‘I wish Man Mohan … Continue reading

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Food Grains Shortage: A Myth or Mismanagement

India’s fourth good harvest in a row has swelled wheat stocks to 31 million tonnes, almost eight times its target of 4 million, forcing authorities to pile up nearly 7 million tonnes of grain under tarpaulin in the grainbowl states … Continue reading

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Indian Farmers: New Breed

Perhaps my rural origin excites me with the good news of changing India, and so I try to share my feelings when I get some. Today’s Crest that Times of India publishes on every Saturday has an inspiring story about … Continue reading

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Agriculture: Emulate Successful Practices

According to a media report, farmers in Haryana have registered a record yield of wheat production at 46.14 quintals per hectare in Rabi season of 2008-09 that is higher than that of Punjab that got a yield of 45 quintal … Continue reading

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The ‘Litti-chokha’ and BT Brinjal

I never had any inkling that Brinjal is so important among vegetables. My grandfather used the Bangla nomenclature ‘Begun’ to express his distaste for it, as the word means ‘without any value’. As I remember, according to him, the brinjal … Continue reading

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Rural India Changing Harvest

Inflation of the prices of the fruits and vegetables has been alarming. Who is responsible and who gains out of this inflation? Unfortunately, the farmers don’t. As good news, the Indian farmers are trying to work against all odds such … Continue reading

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