MS Swaminathan (1925-2023): The Green Revolutionary

V Shoba

He pulled India out of the trenches of hunger by bringing science to agriculture

Summer Is Coming

Heat waves are predicted this year too and the consequences can range from deaths and food shortages to economic shocks

Food stocks buffer India against global shortages

The war in Ukraine has disrupted global supplies of foodgrains but it will not affect India directly as the country is self-sufficient

Hard Choices

The slashing of key subsidies in agriculture was long overdue and signals the government’s seriousness about economic revival

Parched Earth

Farmer protests told through one of India’s most distressed regions

Farmer Friendly

Food subsidy and minimum support price data show the persistence of the government’s generosity

Liberating the Indian Farmer

The farm sector reforms will end monopolies and give neglected states a level playing field

The Politics of Healing

The extension of free food for another five months promises to help not just poor labourers but industry and agriculture as well

Tentative Steps

India is in a tight spot but there are signs of hope as the economy reopens

The Year of the Locust

As early waves of the insect sweep north India ahead of the kharif sowing season, the Agriculture Ministry’s Locust Warning Organisation hopes to stave off a blight as old as time


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