The government is being severely criticised for the wheat it is now planning to import. Rightly so. India s season for wheat ended a few months ago. When the crop was being harvested the

Having to write a happy story makes me uneasy. Ten journalistic years of persistently sifting for what's wrong in every event/statement has taken its toll. Cynicism, an assortment of palliatives,

The agriculture minister told parliament last week that 100,000 farmers had committed suicide from 1998 to 2003, a period for which his government had data. This means 45 farmers killed themselves

Instead of designing a low priced indigenous tractor, industry copies models used abroad

What runs the small farming economy?

The needs of the small farmer require attention: small tractors or animal power? Both?

Elsewhere the bubble may have burst, but in rural India infotech is alive and kicking