Opinion  /  Published 19.10.21

Free fall: India slips on Global Hunger Index

India continues to perform poorly on global indices of progress and inclusion. A week after the Unesco report showing the precarious state of education in India came the 2021 Global Hunger Index&...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 01.10.21

Repeal farm laws: Channi to Modi

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence here and urged him to repeal the three farm laws. Channi also said that he has called for earl...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 21.09.21

Revamp on radar for wholesale hub

The state agriculture marketing department has decided to revamp the regulated market at Mallaguri in the northern end of Siliguri. This was decided at a recent meeting held by Biplab Mitra, Bengal m...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

Opinion  /  Published 14.09.21

Waste not: Urban compost

It’s better to bin it than bag it. We generate millions of tonnes of biodegradable solid and liquid waste every day. What do we do with those large mounds of rot? Some small towns are showing us...
By Jaideep Hardikar

Jharkhand  /  Published 14.09.21

Call to focus on co-op farming, agro industry

The Jharkhand government should adopt an alternative policy of development based on cooperative farming and crop-based agro industries, an All India Kisan Sabha leader has said. P. Krishna Prasad, fi...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur


Opinion  /  Published 30.08.21

Buzz fades: Decline of pollinators

Temporary solutions can lead to permanent problems. The scourge of global hunger has plagued the world for years: according to the Food and Agriculture Organization, the number of hungry people has in...
By The Editorial Board

Jharkhand  /  Published 16.08.21

A library crusade

A tribal official in the agriculture department in Jharkhand has earned the moniker of Kolhan’s “library man” for establishing as many as 25 libraries, including 12 digital libraries...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 16.08.21

Jharkhand minister makes time for field work

Far from the political hubbub in Ranchi, a cabinet minister in the Hemant Soren-led government in Jharkhand has found time from his schedule to work in his field during the sowing season. Rashtriya J...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Culture  /  Published 01.08.21

How green is my tally

The farm to table movement is no longer a fad but an earnest enterprise. In an urbanscape, however, land is scarce and that is why efforts are on to grow vegetables in vertical gardens or hanging seed...
By Anasuya Basu

Opinion  /  Published 20.07.21

Seeds of trouble: Agriculture sector

A quiet, reverse transformation is happening in the countryside, and it is disconcerting. This sowing season, growing numbers of farmers are falling back on their bullocks as fuel prices are piercing ...
By Jaideep Hardikar


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