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Rays of hope for the ‘local’ in Meghalaya

Write to the AuthorBio DiversityAdivasis 19 March 2016 - Meghalaya is a delightful, hilly state carved from the erstwhile state of Assam in 1972. Fabled for...

‘Sarso mein IP ka tadka’ leaves local farmers in the dock

Write to the AuthorGM CropsGovernment opinions 29 June 2015 - Can the provisions on farmers’ rights in India’s intellectual property (IP) law on plant varieties help...

Farming for self-reliance in Kalahandi

Write to the AuthorFood SecurityOrganicLivelihoodOdisha 12 January 2015 - Kalahandi is one of the most backward districts of Western Odisha. Persistent crop failure, drought, starvation, malnutrition,...

What’s working, what’s not

Write to the AuthorLabour IssuesPublic Funds 28 July 2016 - In a country where 56.6% of the workforce, according to 2011 Census data, is employed in...

Skills-building an imperative for rural India too and here’s why!

Write to the AuthorAgricultureLabour IssuesLivelihoodWork+Life 01 May 2015 - Not everyone is paid equally across various occupations under agriculture. Between November 2013 and June 2014, the agricultural...

Why Jaitley’s budget has failed to bring cheer to our farmers

Write to the AuthorAgricultureAgriculture Policy 28 February 2015 - When Finance Minister Arun Jaitley mentioned raising agriculture income as the first among the four challenging tasks...

Reversing fate through love for land, forests and water

Write to the AuthorForestsAdivasisOdisha 03 June 2015 - “A good crop will last till June-July while a bad crop lasts till March-April. How can we survive?...

Extraction exceeds recharge

Write to the AuthorWater 20 May 2016 - Earlier this month, Members of Parliament in Lok Sabha discussed the situation of drought and drinking water crisis...

Kerala pioneer eyes new horizons for jackfruit industry

Write to the AuthorEconomyKerala 25 May 2015 - Artocarpus Foods Private Limited, is a newly started food processing company in Kerala. Located at Thaliparamb in Kannur...

Kokkarni, saviour of paddy

Write to the AuthorAgricultureWaterKerala 12 April 2009 - Paddy is the main crop of Padayetti hamlet in Erimayoor village of Palakkad district, Kerala. The hamlet comprises...

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Keppel-Puravankara Development acquires Metro Cash & Carry India’s land for Rs 405 crore in...

Keppel Puravankara Development Pvt. Ltd. (KPDL), is an associate of Bangalore headquartered and Singapore based Keppel Land, one of Asia’s premier property companies. Ashish R....

Haryana RERA acts tough, notices sent to 52 developers for delays The Haryana...

Officials from the authority said their first priority is completion of delayed projects. Of the 1,150 complaints received in the past year, as many as...

AAI starts shuttle service at Srinagar airport The Airports Authority of India (AAI)...

“Taking note of the inconvenience faced by air travellers at the Srinagar airport, the AAI has, on the instructions of K Vijay Kumar, advisor...

Accidents on Indian Railways reduce in last 12 months Safety comes first, says...

The safety performance review meeting was held by Chairman Railway Board Ashwani Lohani and the meeting was attended by all Railway Board members and...

Monsoon blues hit highway construction Monsoon blues hit highway construction the hardest in...

As a result, the highway construction rate during the April-August period fell to 23.26 km/day from the 25.55 km/day logged during the April-July period...