The solution cannot be the controversial GM crop technology

By Devinder Sharma|September 19, 2017   |0  Comments

Unfortunately Maharashtra has given a ‘no-objection certificate’ for field trials of GM varieties of five crops – rice, brinjal, maize, chickpea and cotton. This approval comes at a time when most States have refused to permit field trails Continue reading


Nuclear Energy is past its expiry date, renewal energy is the future

By Devinder Sharma|September 19, 2017   |0  Comments

In a country which has the largest population of cattle in the world – roughly 300 million cows and buffaloes as per the 2012 Livestock census – harnessing alternate sources of energy from cowdung and biomass should have been accorded topmost priority. Continue reading


SEZs continue to fail to perform

By Devinder Sharma|September 19, 2017   |0  Comments

Seven years later, the SEZ turned out to be a misplaced idea. According to an economic newspaper it was an idea long past its expiry date. Continue reading


Why does the world need SHG’s, just ask World Bank to perform the rope trick

By Devinder Sharma|September 19, 2017   |0  Comments

While most governments across the world have failed to stem poverty, the international financial institutions are bending backwards to demonstrate that economic liberalization helps in reducing poverty, and often drastically. Continue reading


This is how the World Bank destroys economies

By Devinder Sharma|September 19, 2017   |0  Comments

The moment you read an analysis like India to Become Fastest Growing Big Economy published in Wall Street Journal on Jan 14, 2015 you realize how the World Bank destroys economies. Continue reading


India awakening to desi breeds will give boost to A2 milk consumption

By Devinder Sharma|September 19, 2017   |0  Comments

India is finally waking up to the importance of its native cow breeds. After the Govt provided some funds for the Gokul Mission, Ministry of Agriculture is setting up two research stations for improve the neglected breeds. Continue reading


A good year for agriculture, a bad year for farmers

By Devinder Sharma|September 19, 2017   |0  Comments

Despite a deficient monsoon, 2014 was a year of record agricultural production. But the buoyancy in production failed to translate into a higher income for farmers. It was a year of disappointment for farmers. Continue reading


Bharat Ratna C Subramaniam’s dream of transforming agriculture needs a push

By Devinder Sharma|September 19, 2017   |0  Comments

Although, the NAF has a lot of activities in food and nutrition security, technology transfer, horticulture, farm machinery, water management etc, it hasn’t been able to communicate its role with the people and the policy makers. Continue reading


While Indian farmers are forced to dump tomatoes in the streets, Indian food processing industry merrily imports cheaper tomato paste from China

By Devinder Sharma|September 19, 2017   |0  Comments

Most of the big brands of tomato ketchup and tomato puree are using imported paste and pulp from China. This is happening at a time when farmers are repeatedly being forced to throw tomatoes onto the streets for want of buyers. Continue reading


Importing food without shortfall only destroys farm livelihoods.

By Devinder Sharma|September 19, 2017   |0  Comments

There has hardly been a year in memory when farmers have not thrown potato on the streets in protest against low prices. And yet, the government has allowed import of potato for the first time ever. Continue reading