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Ashok Gulati

Articles By Ashok Gulati

135 Articles

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

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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.

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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

From Plate to Plough: The dal-bhat conundrum

Crop-neutral incentive structures are the need of the hour

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Narendra Modi govt’s challenge: Urgency for agri-reforms mounting amid drought warnings

With warnings of a drought this year, the urgency for agri-reforms is mounting.

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Drought scare: ‘Farm sector should be high on govt’s agenda’

Poor rains forecast for 2015 could flatline the sector’s growth, already hit by untimely rains and last year’s drought

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Column: From Plate to Plough – Modi’s 5 hits, and one big miss!

The govt should carry out immediate reforms in agriculture, or the sector will become its Achilles heel

Column: From Plate to Plough – Modi’s 5 hits, and one big miss!

One year of Narendra Modi sarkar: Not a good year for the farmer

Big-ticket items in the agri-food space—food and fertiliser subsidies—have largely remained untouched

Column: Padyatra, politics and policies

Indian farmers need greater irrigation cover, not UPA-style loan waivers.

Column: Padyatra, politics and policies

Column: Tackling below-normal monsoon

Prepare a contingency plan with ample supply of seeds, technology-powered crop insurance and easy credit

Column: Tackling below-normal monsoon

From Plate to Plough: A wake-up call from the farms

The current agrarian crisis needs to be converted into an opportunity for change, and to benefit our farmers

From Plate to Plough: A wake-up call from the farms

Column: Innovating to insure our farmers

For greater coverage in the farm sector, the govt should bear a major portion of the premium payment

Column: Innovating to insure our farmers

Column: Uplifting agriculture

Re-orient food and fertiliser subsidies to have the fiscal space for investment in agri-R&D and irrigation

Column: Uplifting agriculture

Column: Realising India’s solar potential

Innovative ideas, like setting up plants on canal tops and fish-ponds, can bring down costs

Column: Realising India’s solar potential

Budget 2015: All is not well with farming

This was the time to rationalise subsidies and boost investments. But Budget stopped way short

Budget 2015: All is not well with farming

Column: Unshackling the fertiliser sector

Direct cash transfer to farmers can save Rs 10,000 crore by stopping the diversion of urea for non-agricultural use

Column: Unshackling the fertiliser sector
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