Category Agriculture, Food, Nutrition Security and Rural Development

Nurturing Change: Exploring Careers in Public Policy for Students of Rural Development in India

Nurturing Change: Exploring Careers in Public Policy for Students of Rural Development in India

As India strives for inclusive growth, the significance of rural development has taken center stage in the policy discourse. In this context, students pursuing degrees in rural development find themselves at the forefront of transformative change, equipped with the knowledge and skills to address the unique challenges faced by rural communities. This article aims to guide students of rural development in India through the diverse and impactful career opportunities within the realm of public policy, emphasizing the role they play in shaping the future of rural India.
Indian Agriculture's Bright High-Value-Added Future

Indian Agriculture’s Bright High-Value-Added Future

India Business and Trade engages in conversation with Dr. Parashram Patil and explores the symbiotic relationship between agricultural value addition and MSP. Dr. Patil emphasizes the need for value addition to increase farmers’ profitability, reduce post-harvest losses, and promote exports. He also underscores the potential of the food processing industry in enhancing the value of agricultural produce and transforming the Indian agricultural landscape. 
Managing fires without harming farmers

Managing fires without harming farmers

SENIOR officials of the government are certainly very different from quantum particles. Yet, both have a common quality: their state changes when they are observed — the very act of observation induces the change. Now that the Supreme Court has ordered the authorities of north Indian states to put an end to stubble burning, leaving it to them to figure out how, we can expect to see some action. Here are a few suggestions as to how to act on the court directive without creating a conflict with farmers, who need to clear their fields of the crop residue in order to plant the next crop.
Rationalization of Price Support Policy is Essential for Better Crop Procurement

Rationalization of Price Support Policy is Essential for Better Crop Procurement

It is essential to promote diversification of crop production to pulses, oilseeds and millets. There is a need to spur the development and adoption of innovative technologies and practices for resource use efficiency and reducing the cost of production. Such innovations should also focus on adaptation to climate change. The integration of farmers into the value chain of agricultural commodities should be prioritised for ensuring better incomes with a larger share in consumer prices.