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Fri, Nov 16 2018. 03 40 PM IST

Australia takes India to WTO over sugar subsidies

Australia alleges that the subsidies on Indian sugar production far exceed the level of ­farmer assistance permitted under WTO rules

Tue, Nov 13 2018. 02 27 PM IST

Indian palm oil imports unlikely to rise despite fall in prices

India is the world’s biggest importer of palm oil

Sun, Nov 11 2018. 10 34 PM IST

India dismisses US’ notification that it has breached cotton MPS

It is Washington’s second notification similar to the one on India’s rice and wheat several months ago

Tue, Oct 23 2018. 05 16 PM IST

Maharashtra declares a ‘drought-like situation’ in 180 tehsils

A government report says nearly 11,500 of Maharashtra’s 40,000 villages face water scarcity due to a combination of less than normal rainfall and consequent exploitation of groundwater

Tue, Oct 23 2018. 03 15 AM IST

Green Revolution and the decline of Congress in India

India’s Green Revolution has become the subject of a new research that seeks to study the impact of technology on democracy

Mon, Oct 22 2018. 09 59 AM IST

Economic logic of setting paddy fields on fire

Since the paddy straw cannot be used as animal feed, farmers set fire to it to get the field ready for the next crop of wheat

Mon, Oct 22 2018. 09 54 AM IST

The real reason behind the north Indian smog

The pollution problem is about the allocation of right resources in the right areas. It is a political problem more than an economic one

Sun, Oct 14 2018. 09 35 PM IST

The land challenge underlying India’s farm crisis

With shrinking farm sizes and lack of accurate land records, farmers find it difficult to generate enough income to provide for their households

Sat, Oct 13 2018. 02 23 AM IST

India asks Bangladesh for details about Mahyco’s Bt brinjal

India’s biotech regulator Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee request comes in wake of Mahyco’s application for the commercial release of Bt brinjal in India

Thu, Oct 11 2018. 06 38 AM IST

Farmers hit as prices of kharif crops plunge below MSPs

The low wholesale prices come in the wake of the third consecutive year of record harvest in 2018

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