The Finance Minister says the solution to India’s agricultural system is Zero Budget Natural Farming. Is it possible?
Throwing money at rural India without redistributing its excess population is worthless populism
Protest marches by farmers and emotive appeals by politicians are no substitute for the need to fix India’s broken farm sector
A crisis of oversupply has resulted in Rs 23,000 crore arrears owed to sugarcane farmers, a powerful political constituency that could make its discontent felt in next year’s General Election
A group of Tamil farmers made national headlines one year ago by kicking off a series of absurd protests in Delhi. V Shoba meets key characters from the landmark agitation who are back in their villages battling an unending farm crisis
The Government will have to balance the tide of agrarian unrest and manage its finances