The people of the country have voted United Progressive Alliance to form the government. Dr Manmohan Singh and his new team will be formulated by the end of next week. But the faith and expectations that people have in the abilities of Dr Singh will be the tough task for the alliance. Though Left partiesContinue reading “The Challenges ahead for UPA Government”
Category Archives: Agriculture
And the farmer suicide continues….
BILL BRYSON once said that there are only three things that can kill a farmer: lightning, rolling over in a tractor, and old age. He would have not mentioned only these three things, had he been to Vidarbha in Maharshtra. Vidarbha has been in limelight for some time because of the farmer suicides in recentContinue reading “And the farmer suicide continues….”
Inflation: The Real Cause of Hunger
IN THE last decade or so India has made progress in tackling the hunger and malnutrition, but the latest global hunger index (GHI) report says that the situation is still very critical in the country. India ranks 66th on the 2008 GHI of 88 countries, a report released by the Washington-based International Food Policy ResearchContinue reading “Inflation: The Real Cause of Hunger”
Biofuels: The answer to India’s energy crisis
Bio fuels are being increasingly used as a climate friendly source of energy as opposed to other energy production methods. Bio fuels are derived from plants and emit less carbon dioxide and hence result in less green house effect. Bio fuels have been an important source of energy in the United States of America, BrazilContinue reading “Biofuels: The answer to India’s energy crisis”
Agriculture And Indian Economy.
AMIDST ALL the software and the IT boom, the one sector that has been most ignored is the agriculture sector. What used to form the backbone of the Indian Economy is not being given enough privileges by the government now. The sensex and certain sectors of the economy have seen unprecedented growth, but yet theContinue reading “Agriculture And Indian Economy.”
Agriculture seeks another green revolution
The original green revolution of 1960s was supposed to save 58 million hectares land. Today, 120 million of the 142 million cultivable hectare land, over twice the magnitude that the green revolution attempted to save in 60s, is degraded. In the state of Punjab, 84 out of the 138 developmental blocks are recorded as havingContinue reading “Agriculture seeks another green revolution”