Why UP CM’s Plan To Double Farm Income By 2022 Is Improbable


  Farmer pick potatoes from a field near Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. CM Yogi Adityanath aims to double farmers’ income over the next five years, but even if that unlikely proposition were to fructify, the UP farmer’s income would still be lower than the minimum wage for skilled agriculture labourers in 2017.   On November 11, …Read More

Top Official Wrong On Claim About Herbicide Tolerant Cotton; India Knew About Illegal Sale In 2009


A farmer works on his cotton field in Warangal district, Telangana. Nearly a million farmers have planted “unapproved” illegal herbicide tolerant cotton during 2017-18, the Indian Express reported on September 28, 2017.   “Information related to the cultivation of herbicide tolerant (HT) cotton was brought to the notice of GEAC very recently,” according to Amita …Read More