Father of Green Revolution MS Swaminathan in a candid interview with Tafeem Siddiqui says the government should invest more public sector agriculture research which is transforming agriculture and gene editing technology is the new mantra for higher productivity
The second largest employment provider in India, handloom and handicraft sector is the most neglected and undermined by policy makers. It is only social will of some individuals and organisations, the sector is witnessing a transformation from within. R&M brings to fore unsung heroes of the sector.
The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) seeks complete control over organisations which do not come under its administrative control but has onus of developing business related to these agencies. Tussle with two other ministries has now reached to the highest level-PMO
With an aim to ensure higher productivity, the Government is expected to pay more and adequate attention on agriculture in the coming Budget. Can we expect a higher budgetary provision, incentives, cheap farm credit, measures for better outcome, efforts for efficient implementation of existing schemes and announcement of a few new schemes? R&M reports
The Indian Agrochemicals industry is dominated by insecticides which contribute to 60 percent of the overall demand. Efficient usage of crop protection solutions are the need of the hour. Rural Marketing analyses the challenges which need to be addressed on priority for the sustainable and desired growth of agriculture sector.
Doubling farmers' income would require effective contingency plan for bad weather, proper farm credit system, effective crop insurance, affordable input cost, adequate market access, sufficient warehousing and storage facilities and price support. Undermining these factors would lead to failure of this ambitious plan. R&M analyses the scope and prospects of the scheme
Industry estimates that 40 percent of crop protection chemicals sold in India are non-genuine which is developed by bypassing regulations and field trials with inferior formulations and sold by the strong nexus of manufacturers, retailers and local administration.
Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd (JISL), envious to its contemporaries, has touched new highs globally in micro irrigation, onion processing, agri research, renewable energy and many other segments with unique business models – ethos and dedications of four brothers to the basic philosophy on which the foundation of the empire was laid.
With ASBAH, Delhi-based DCP India has created a Social Brand by aligning all its retail staple products range with women empowerment. The unique business model combined with a social cause has created a buzz. In an exclusive interview with R&M, DCP India-ASBAH Director Kuber Seth spoke about the company’s mission and vision
Within six years of its operations, Agri-logistics company Origo Commodities is on the verge of accomplishing ‘Farm-to-Fork’ with foraying into retail segment. The company also plans to enter into financing the farmers with a separate entity to complete the whole agri-chain.