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  • The Devil Lies In The Detail!

    January 5, 2013 2:23 pm Published by

    Recuperating from a recurrent fever over the last few days was a blessing in disguise! As I mulled over the Delhi Agricultural Produce Marketing (Regulation) Act, and the proposed changes as per the Model Act of Government of India, I... View Article

  • Striking Gold At 1800-180-1551

    December 29, 2012 11:45 am Published by

    Agriculture has struck gold with this number. Yes, the Agriculture Pavilion at the IITF 2012 received the gold medal for the best pavilion award in the state governments’ and central departments’ categories. Designed and curated by the extension division of... View Article

  • A Three-Pronged Strategy For Delhi!

    December 22, 2012 12:56 pm Published by

    This writer was asked to give free vent to his thoughts on transforming the eco-system for the distribution of fruits and vegetables in the National Capital Territory in the short, medium and long run at a meeting convened by Chief... View Article

  • Rural Growth Story

    December 15, 2012 3:53 pm Published by

    Although the king is invested with authority and power, true sovereignty belongs to dharma, not the King —Mahabharata, XII.71.26 If China must be regarded as nothing else but a state, Hindoo political existence presents us with a people, but no... View Article

  • A Date With Dates!

    December 8, 2012 10:46 am Published by

    This writer led a delegation of the Agriculture Ministry to Oman for bilateral discussions on co-operation in the areas of food and nutrition security, agricultural research, extension, dairy development, micro irrigation, food processing and opportunities for investment in India’s storage... View Article

  • Saffron and Copra! Chalk And Cheese

    November 24, 2012 1:08 pm Published by

    This week this writer will discuss two commodities which are as different from each other as chalk and cheese—but hold a salient positions in their respective eco-systems. The first of these is saffron, which is grown in the Pampore region... View Article

  • Forecast

    November 10, 2012 1:48 pm Published by

    Week Beginning On November 03, 2012 Number 1 (Born on 1st, 10th, 19th, 28th of any month) Adjusting to a lot of changes lately has left you both excited and drained of energy. You really like where you are in... View Article

  • Seminar Sessions Retail In Agriculture!

    November 10, 2012 1:37 pm Published by

    In the week that went by, this writer was invited to make a presentation on “Organised Retail: Advantage Farmers, Industry and Consumers” by the Assocham, and deliver a valedictory address to the third International Water Summit organised by the Indian... View Article

  • God’s Gift To Humankind!

    November 3, 2012 2:16 pm Published by

    This writer was invited to deliver the keynote address at the International Conference on Cashew at Panjim, Goa earlier this week. Organised by the Directorate of Cashew and Cocoa Development in association with the ICAR, Goa government and the Cashew... View Article

  • Crop Diversification In Punjab

    October 27, 2012 3:11 pm Published by

    Finally, the government of Punjab has woken up to the fact that the paddy-wheat cycle will not go on for ever, and has convened a meeting at the highest level to draw up a road map for crop diversification in... View Article

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