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'Evergreen' Revolution

This is with reference to the article “Agriculture Is Injurious to Health” by Atul Deulgaonkar and Anjali Joshi (EPW, 7 May 2016). If we do not have appropriate technology, natural resources are of no value. Indian agriculture is immensely technology deficit and average yields are below the best in...

Water Literacy Essential

The water situation in India presents a baffling picture. While Jaisalmer, situated in the midst of the desert in Rajasthan, normally faces no shortage of water in spite of an annual rainfall of 100 mm, Cherrapunji, one of the wettest regions of the world with an annual rainfall of 15,000 mm, has...

Farming Needs Young Blood

Indian agriculture has an image problem. There is decreasing interest among educated rural youth to enter agriculture-related professions due to the persistent perception of agriculture as an outdated occupation with minimal financial returns. Technology could make agriculture more attractive to...

The Proverbial Frog

This is with reference to the incisive article, “The Paris Agreement” (EPW, 16 January 2016), by T Jayaraman and Tejal Kanitkar. Climate change is truly the toughest public policy problem that humanity has ever faced. The challenge is complicated as well as large because for climate negotiators...

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