Drought conditions in parts of India. Photo: Pushkarv/Wikimedia Commons

Odisha Farmers Struggle for Survival

The state and central governments are likely to increase the focus on agriculture in their budgets. But the question remains: when will farmers receive the benefits of all these plans and programmes, and more importantly, how will they overcome the present crisis?

Returning to Greener Pastures in Wayanad

Wayanad has a rice variety for every situation. Many of them may be on their way out, but local farmers and biodiversity scientists have determined that a panchayat-led effort is our best chance at getting them back. The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami left paddy farmers in affected countries […]

New Gujarat Land Law Triggers Fears Among Farmers in State

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Agricultural Land Ceiling (Amendment) Bill, 2015, unanimously passed in the two-day monsoon session of the Gujarat state assembly – after Congress MLAs were suspended for creating a “ruckus” –  is finally beginning to get national attention. The Bill is lying with President Pranab Kumar Mukherjee, awaiting his final […]