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Penny unwise, pond foolish

7 May 2016 7:34 PM GMT
Manwati, 38, has been trying her luck with the hand-pump for close to two hours now. The effort has yielded half-a-bucket of water. Exhausted, she...

Will it rain?

5 April 2016 10:14 PM GMT
Kalaswamy, 35, a marginal farmer from Antharasan village of Mysuru, is dialing Varun Mitra, a government call centre helpline which issues weather...

Pulse politics and desperate responses

11 March 2016 9:08 PM GMT
Any fluctuation in the price and availability of pulses becomes a political hot potato in India for the simple reason that the country is the largest...

MGNREGS: Monument of failure

4 Feb 2016 9:41 PM GMT
The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), the world’s first and largest social programme of its kind, has brought with...

Minimising crop risk

30 Dec 2015 9:34 PM GMT
As world leaders congregated at Paris on November 30 to look for ways to mitigate the effects of climate change, an unusually strong northeast monsoon...

Crop survival: Dealing with the whitefly

14 Nov 2015 9:44 PM GMT
Look here, the red pest you see is Chrysopa,” says an excited Manisha, while navigating through her cotton field in Haryana’s Nidana village. “A...

The rise of women voters

9 Nov 2015 10:18 PM GMT
This time in Bihar Assembly elections, women voters outnumbered their male counterparts. If one goes by trends, the number of women casting vote has...

Harvesting organic crop in Karnataka

9 Oct 2015 8:51 PM GMT
Bengaluru, the Silicon Valley of India, is fast turning into an organic farming hub. The bustling city is home to India’s biggest organic restaurant,...

Dry monsoon spells grave danger

5 Sep 2015 10:31 PM GMT
Ashok Kumar Shukla is a worried man these days. A farmer of <g data-gr-id="83">Thithoura</g> village in Uttar Pradesh’s Fatehpur district,...

Missing pulses and rising food prices

25 Aug 2015 9:40 PM GMT
Rani Devi, 47, is drying chickpea (<g data-gr-id="137">chanaa</g> daal) in <g data-gr-id="138">Kuite</g> Khera village of...

Countering the monsoon deficit

2 July 2015 11:13 PM GMT
After the Centre’s ambitious target of constructing one toilet per second to spruce up rural development, more such records are in the pipeline. Now,...

Will India’s wheat imports lead to global food crisis?

30 May 2015 11:54 PM GMT
The unseasonal heavy rains and hailstorm of March and April this year, which left millions of farmers in north India in severe distress, may impact...
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