Spurious Seed, Sick Farmers, Dwindling Agri-Economy – A Stumbling Block on the Road to New India

October 4, 2019

Enhanced crop productivity is eminent in neutralizing input costs and thereby posting profits in farm income. The single most critical factor in profitable agri-venture is Seed.

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Gandhi

एक भुला दिया गया पैगम्बर: प्रश्न गाँधी की प्रासंगिकता का

October 2, 2019

यह मानव इतिहास की त्रासदी ही है कि उसको अपने अतीत के पैगम्बरों से सीखने में बड़ी तकलीफ होती है। उससे हर सदी में नया पैगम्बर चाहिए। वरना कृष्ण कि प्रासंगिकता महाभारत के बाद, ईसा की प्रासंगिकता उनके बलिदान के बाद, पैगम्बर मुहम्मद की प्रासंगिकता अरब दुनिया के इल्हाम के बाद और गाँधी कि प्रासंगिकता 1947 के बाद समाप्त तो नहीं हो गई है।

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Great Policy Initiatives in Agri Export Will Need Even Greater Ground Level Support

October 1, 2019

While welcoming such an aggressive strategy for developing international agricultural trade to achieve a growth target that is quantifiable, I would urge upon the government to take a top-down approach to bring about sweeping reforms.

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ZBNF

Zero Budget Natural Farming: A Stepping-stone or sidestepping of stone to reform?

September 20, 2019

“Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from the cornfield.” If one estimates dignity by its immediate utility then agriculture is beyond any doubt the primary and noblest science. Are these “founders of civilization” then, given the adequate right to choose their fate?

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Hospital

Why Regulation in The Private Healthcare Sector in India?

September 18, 2019

In 2018 the Government of India announced the National Health Protection Scheme which is also known as ‘Modicare’ or ‘Ayushman Bharat’ to provide insurance based health services to 10 million BPL households which started from Jharkhand by the Prime Minister himself. It is the new route for ‘Strategic bargaining’ from private healthcare providers.

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Wheat Field

India’s wheat conundrum

September 17, 2019

Thus we reach the conclusion(which might be contrary to popular opinion and conventional wisdom) that to boost India’s wheat export to the world in general and the United Kingdom and Bangladesh, in particular, we need reforms at two levels. First Food Security Guarantee (which is now a legal right) and Farm Income Support should increasingly rely more on direct benefit transfer and less on price control. Second, regulation of international trade in wheat should be governed by market forces rather than by frequent tariff and import control interventions. Instead, the government should focus on making Indian wheat produce cost and quality competitive.

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Middlemen

Understanding the Phenomena Called ‘Middlemen’

September 17, 2019

The middlemen thus give traction to voices that would otherwise be not heard owing to their distance from the state that still exists. They enable thousands, if not millions to avail social protection that are guaranteed as laws.

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Midday Meal

THE ENIGMA OF MIDDAY MEAL

September 17, 2019

Midday meals’ problems need permanent political priority and financial allocation. They are also a healthy blow to the existing inequalities of class, gender and caste. Having said this, India still has a long way to go in realising the full potential of midday meals. It should not miss out on this opportunity of becoming more economically and socially advanced.

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UBI

UBI: The maze nobody is willing to enter

August 27, 2019

With about 60% of the Indian Population involved in agricultural work and agrarian distress being an omnipresent issue, it’s high time for the Government to recognize and deliver a means to the section of individuals that will curb inequality to a considerable extent.

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