Tuesday, April 5, 2016

NITI Aayog panel moots legalising Agril. Land leasing, yet another attempt of the anti-farmer Govt to CorporatiseFarming and snatch the sole source of Livelihood to the majority of Rural, Small & Marginal Land-holders.

Looming Drought in many parts of India, still Media & Govt. oblivious of the mis-happening in making.

Is agriculture, a business?

Agriculture; India’s largest private-sector enterprise, 119 million farmers (“cultivators”) and another 144 million landless labourers, 2011 Census.

“uttam kheti, madhyam vyapar, kanishtha naukri"
(supreme is farming, mediocre is trade and most lowly is service)”. 

Considered Most Respectable Business ; 
Ambanis, Adani, TATA, DS, Amitabh Bachchan,80% MPs, Nitin Gadkari, Sharad Pawar, etc


Agriculture; only business with both Production (Sowing- Harvesting) & 
Price Risks (Market Manipulations, Price Crash, Middlemen, Inadequate Market Infra)

Agriculture; only business you buy everything retail(Seed, Pesticides, Fertilisers, Machinery etc.) and sell everything wholesale (All Farm Produce). 

Agriculture; only business where expansion is a crime

Agriculture; only business where introduction of new technology is a matter of controversy (Dwarf wheat varieties - GreenRevolution & Cross-bred Cows - WhiteRevolution and currently GM crops)

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Agriculture Ministry Issues Directives to the Cotton producing States.

To check the adverse affect of white fly on cotton.

White fly had inflicted tremendous damage to cotton last year in Punjab and Haryana.

Elaborate assessment and analysis has been carried out about the loss inflicted last year
Sowing process of cotton is set in, in the beginning of April in the States of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan.

Directives/ Recommendations :
* Sowing process may be carried out within the precincts of scheduled timeframe.
* Only recommended seeds might be utilized.
* Close watch might be kept on the movement of pests.
* Timely sprinkling to check its spread culture Ministry Issues Directives to the States producing cotton.