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Delivering delicate plums from the orchards of Himachal to consumers in southern India is a race against time.
Nearly 75% of Indian farmers own less than two acres of land. Farmer producer companies owned and managed by small farmers offer a way out of chronic distress.
India’s wild tomato or onion price fluctuations make farmers and consumers cry every year. Solutions needn’t involve rocket science.
Populist, consumer-focussed subsidies are making several state milk cooperatives unhealthy. A cash-rich Amul could certainly benefit.
‘While promoting rainfed and sustainable agriculture, lessons from the Green Revolution have to be kept in mind and rigorously followed’