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Dec 7: Climate Change and Impact on Indian Agriculture, Hyderabad.
Published on : Saturday, December 07, 2013
Invitation of Seminar on “Climate Change – Impact on Agriculture in India”, 7th December, 2013 (Saturday), Hyderabad
Time the Indian farmer got his due
Published on : Thursday, February 21, 2008
Most Indian farmers are trapped in agriculture because their parents left them the land. A majority of the farmers would, given the choice, leave agriculture. On the other hand, there are other better endowed with finances, managerial skills and technological know-how that appear to be anxious to enter agriculture. The small holders generally come from families where the land gets divided between the siblings in each generation. Unfortunately, the Left economists do not suggest any way of operational consolidation but recommend further land reforms and fragmentation, writes Sharad Joshi
Farming the colonial dream
Published on : Thursday, February 21, 2008
The NREGS has been severely criticised as a gargantuan guzzler of tax payer's money, a scheme that seeks to condescendingly trap India's agricultural poor in an 18th century mode of production. The "rural areas" are a flag waved by careerists of poverty, the vote-seeking politician, and the westernized romantic whose colonially-inspired vision seeks the real India in the bubbling streams and green fields of a pre-industrialised idyll. Sadly, these army of Indian colonials are doing a terrible disservice to the very people whose cause they claim to uphold, writes Sagarika Ghosh in IBN Live
A Regurgitated Wave of Anti-GE Activism In India
Published on : Friday, April 27, 2007
In response to a Public Interest Litigation, the Supreme Court of India directed the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee, not to give approvals to genetically modified products until further orders according to media reports. In preparation for an upcoming hearing of the PIL, the activists are demanding international Ombudsman to redress grievances against Indian government. They want to modify the principle of Tort Law to provide for compensation for out of contract mishaps involving GE products. Finally, there is the 'no GM crops to be grown in India' demand, writes C Kameswara Rao
Communism in Kerala: favours sickles, hammers out farm machines
Published on : Tuesday, April 10, 2007
In Kerala’s once-acclaimed rice bowl, comrades are making sure farmers stick to the good old sickle just as their forefathers did, and avoid all modern “bourgeois farm machines”. The apparatchiks are also working on a detailed diktat specifying which individual farmer could sow and reap his crop when, from next year, writes Rajeev PI in the Indian Express.


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