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Ashok Gulati

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India can reach solar power goal; what Narendra Modi can do

India can reach its solar power goal and farm income target if fields are tapped to generate solar power

2 years of Modi: Farm sector needs urgent action, says Ashok Gulati

The monsoon failure may not be in the hands of the government but better irrigation and water management certainly is

Caring for water: Incentivise farmers to save & liberalise import of water – guzzling crops

What is the water picture in the country? India has almost 18% of the global population but only 4% of freshwater resources

Column: Maharashtra’s water woes

Maharashtra’s Latur district, of late, has become a symbol of acute water scarcity. Several jal doots (water trains) had to ferry water to thirsty Latur.

Expert Speak: Be bold, put money in farmer’s accounts to stop diversion of agricultural credit

Now is the time to make bold moves and put money in farmers’ accounts and let markets do the rest

Farmer

Column: Doubling farmers’ income by 2022

For the last two months, the Narendra Modi-led government seems to be in an overdrive to appease farmers. Several farmer rallies have been organised in Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, and recently at New Del

Farmer

Column: From Atal Bihari Vajpayee to Narendra Modi

One introduced Bt cotton which benefited farmers, the other may unwittingly end the Bt revolution

Budget 2016: Sleight of hand in the farm sector

The budget proves a disappointment in its lack of bold moves to rationalise the food and fertiliser subsidies

Budget 2016: Sleight of hand in the farm sector

Column: Hoping for agri-recovery

The govt needs to tackle water-intensive crops’ export and fertiliser subsidy leakages instead of hoping for La Nina

Column: Can PM uplift agriculture?

It is not just growth per se, it is the nature of growth that matters a lot for wiping out poverty and malnutrition

drought fears

Column: From Plate to Plough; Bolstering financial inclusion

Scrap the interest subvention scheme for the farm sector—lest it explodes as a scam—and adopt crop insurance.

Column: From Plate to Plough; PM’s gift to farmers

The new crop insurance scheme must ensure quick assessment of crop failure and payment of damages.

Column: Consultations, courtesy & courage

There is enough expert recommendation on farm policy with the govt . It now needs to boldly implement it

Column: Consultations, courtesy & courage

Column: Clean up the fertiliser mess

Taking the DBT route for disbursing subsidies and bringing urea under the NBS scheme will help

Column: Clean up the fertiliser mess

Column: Learn from Madhya Pradesh

A strong procurement system, among other things, helped the state record unheard-of agri-growth rise

Column: Learn from Madhya Pradesh

Column: Slogans, strategies and show-biz

Unless slogans are backed by strategies, they often fizzle out and remain only ‘show-biz’

Column: Slogans, strategies and show-biz

Column: India shining, Bharat whining

The country must double its support to farmers, from the current levels of about 6-8% of the value of agri-output

Column: India shining, Bharat whining

From Plate to Plough: No finger on the pulses

Govt exposes its poor pulses-price management strategy with raids on traders, paltry imports

pulse price

Column: Agriculture in doldrums

Govt must work towards achieving 4% growth in agriculture. Else, India stares at growing inequality

Column: Agriculture in doldrums

Column: Losing the pulse

A 1960s-style policy response to control the price of pulses will not work, and instead, be anti-farmer

Pulses-arhar

Column: Maharashtra’s monsoon woes

The state must ration irrigation water and reduce area under sugarcane cultivation.

Column: Maharashtra’s monsoon woes

Column: Dismayed farmers, defunct policies

Access to the best technologies and markets is the basic right of farmers

Column: Dismayed farmers, defunct policies

From plate to plough: Saluting our farmers

This would call for a major reorientation of our farm policies

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Column: Elitist public policy and its perils

Agriculture policy cannot be just tonnage-centric, it has to have a human face and be farmer-centric

Column: Elitist public policy and its perils

Column: Mitigating agrarian distress

Nabard can take up new roles to tackle irrigation management issues and the lack of market access

Column: Mitigating agrarian distress

Column: How we can insure our farmers from extreme weather risks

Tech-enabled assessment of crop damage and govt subsidy for insurance premiums will help expand coverage.

Plastic in agriculture

Column: From Plate to Plough – The dal-bhat conundrum

Crop-neutral incentive structures are the need of the hour

Column: From Plate to Plough – The dal-bhat conundrum
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