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Devinder Sharma

  • To plough a lonely furrow

    Elections 2014 are around the corner. And when elections draw nearer, the Government suddenly wakes up and thinks of its duties towards the people. This year is no exception. Whether it is the one-rank-one-pension for the retired defence personnel or the legal monthly entitlement of 5kg of wheat/...

    Wednesday, 12 March 2014 - 6:03am
  • Migration back to villages

    The government’s lack of focus on agriculture shows its lopsided priorities.

    Monday, 17 February 2014 - 6:00am
  • FDI curse in retail

    One has to look at the US to realise the damage retail giants have inflicted on farmers.

    Monday, 20 January 2014 - 7:53am
  • Farmers don't benefit from rising food prices. They need minimum support prices to survive

    Several years back, the late Nobel laureate Norman Borlaug had shared an interesting insight into the way Nobel prizes are awarded. At the peak of the solidarity movement in Poland, when Lech Walesa was leading a popular workers’ uprising, the Nobel prize committee decided to find out whether...

    Monday, 30 December 2013 - 6:46am
  • Small farmers not big gainers

    The Budget was certainly a political statement with its focus on women, youth and the poor.

    Saturday, 2 March 2013 - 4:17am
  • Budget 2012: Farmer has a lot going for him

    There has been a clear effort towards making more credit available for agriculture.

    Saturday, 17 March 2012 - 10:15am
  • Budget 2011: Finally, some money for soil health

    It is after long that a finance minister has presented a budget which provides a sense of direction to agriculture.

    Tuesday, 1 March 2011 - 1:31am
  • Killer technologies will not increase our food production

    If more than 1 billion people go to bed hungry globally, it is because of the faulty distribution process rather than the unavailability of food. The same holds true for India.

    Wednesday, 19 January 2011 - 2:34am
  • Scammed in the name of economic growth and science

    Institutional corruption in science, technology, and economics has taken a massive human toll, with the public sector now becoming subservient to the private sector.

    Thursday, 23 December 2010 - 9:54pm
  • Sweet mass poison

    India’s middle class and affluent are steadfast in one respect: they love sugar. Over the years, the craving for anything sweet has been growing enormously.

    Friday, 28 August 2009 - 9:27pm

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