Articles by Agriculture

‘We Have Won The Trust Of The Tribals’

Bhupesh Baghel, Chhattisgarh chief minister, discusses his achievements as well as the challenges faced by his government with Outlook’s Editor-in-chief Ruben Banerjee

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Green to Evergreen Revolution The Battleground Of Agriculture

Three key farm laws have dramatically unleashed new battle-lines across the country. But the problems afflicting Indian agriculture remain basic: lack of water, credit, declining soil fertility, the tiny size of farm holdings and market. All of them need a new solution.

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From Prosperity To Protest

Punjab was the pioneer, poster state of the Green Revolution…those days are long gone. Is it really only terrorism and drugs that displaced it? Or was it excess farming?

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From Food-Grain Basket To Labour Reserve

It’s our largest producer of wheat, sugarcane, potato, milk. It has 76 per cent irrigation. Farm fertility is among our highest. Yet, Uttar Pradesh’s farmers suffer….

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New Farm Laws Will Not Benefit Marginal Farmers: Kuruganti

Kavitha Kuruganti, an activist working on improving farm livelihoods, explains why the new farm laws are anti-farmer.

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Food Bowl Goes Against The Grain

Why is Punjab seething at the farm bill? The state earns Rs 4,000 crore on trading fees at the mandis, and some 40,000 commission agents make Rs 1,600 crore. That’s at stake.

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Precarious Freedom

Something in Indian agriculture is being set free. But is it the farmer?

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Two Acts And A Half

The new contract farming law doesn’t adequately protect farmers, and the new Essential Commodities Act is a windfall for speculators—but the fear on APMCs and MSP is very misplaced

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‘No Government Can Survive With Anti-Farmer Laws’

Swaraj India president Yogendra Yadav talks to Jyotika Sood about why farmers are angry and the new agriculture laws

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So Shall They Reap

Would the new farm legislation harm farmer interest, end the MSP-based procurement regime and benefit corporates? Or, would these give farmers freedom to trade across states, double their income, bring prosperity? The jury is out.

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