February 19, 2020

Ageing with dignity – A dream worth pursuing

February 12, 2020

How some FPC balloons can become durable high flyers – IV

It is essential to keep the staff of FPCs motivated and introduce financial incentives and insurances to cater to their well-being, for the success and sustenance of FPCs

February 5, 2020

How some FPC balloons can become durable high flyers – III

Understanding local markets, evolving strategies to develop longstanding engagement with customers, and adopting norms to maintain rapport with members would help FPCs create a sustainable business model

January 29, 2020

How some FPC balloons can become durable high flyers – II

Members of farmer producer companies being of limited means and the avenues to raise capital being less, the companies can sustain by adopting preventive measures in their operation

January 24, 2020

Lack of basic amenities adversely affect tribal women’s health

Limited livelihood options forcing tribal men to migrate, women bear household responsibilities. Fetching water and firewood, besides farm work being arduous in the hilly terrains, women endure health challenges

January 22, 2020

How some FPC balloons can become durable high flyers – I

The success of farmer producer companies floated across the country, would depend on the company’s relationship with its members and delivering on promises made during the launch

January 17, 2020

Regressive cultural practices lead to skewed sex ratio

Preference for boys disturbs expectant mothers during the very fertility rituals that are meant to bless them, affecting their psyche, besides resulting in low sex ratio and inferior status of women

January 8, 2020

Of cow urine and human waste: faith, folklore and science

While there is a surfeit of folklore on cow urine as a miracle material, the waste of other cattle and humans, which are also dependable resources, should be checked for efficacy

December 11, 2019

Farmer producer companies: let a thousand balloons float

While farmer producer companies mushroom across the country because of government’s financial incentives, problems in input delivery and sale of produce persist, making their long-term sustenance difficult

November 27, 2019
Providing farmers with latest technical information is essential to raise productivity and earnings (Photo by Ashlesha Khadse)

India needs poverty fighters to boost rural incomes

Ending endemic economic poverty in the central and eastern parts of rural India needs more numbers of trained foot soldiers to deal with the complex realities on the ground