Sunday, June 25, 2017
http://www.firstpost.com/business/maharashtras-agriculture-conundrum-how-sugarcane-politics-roiled-other-nutrition-crops-over-years-3522263.html Its roots lie in exploitation of water and power, primarily by sugarcane RN BhaskarJun, 06 2017 12:13:53 IST Part 1 can be found at http://www.asiaconverge.com/2017/06/maharashtra-farmer-agitation-conceals-65-years-of-politician-self-enrichment/ The battle for the rural heartland has commenced in full earnest.  Even though the two main...
http://www.firstpost.com/business/maharashtra-farmers-strike-a-handy-tool-for-congress-and-ncp-to-hide-65-years-of-self-enrichment-3519481.html Could Maharashtra’s farmer strike be a strategy to conceal 60 years of self-enrichment? RN BhaskarJun, 05 2017 17:01:57 IST The Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) have together supported a strike by agitating farmers demanding complete waiver of all agricultural...
http://www.firstpost.com/business/maharashtras-rural-revolution-2-dairy-livestock-and-fisheries-help-de-risk-the-farmer-3472244.html Unlike UP, Maharashtra has begun promoting livestock, poultry and fisheries as well to de-risk-farmers May, 23 2017 15:50:27 IST This is the second and concluding part of the two part series on Maharashtra's rural revolution. The first part can be found...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/interviews/we-as-government-want-to-make-a-history-mahadev-jankar/1072647 Mahadev Jankar wants to create history — By Pankaj Joshi and R N Bhaskar | May 23, 2017 08:25 am Mahadev Jankar is a cabinet minister who is in charge of animal husbandry, dairy and fishery development for Maharashtra (from the representing...
http://www.firstpost.com/business/maharashtras-rural-revolution-i-make-way-up-and-gujarat-state-aims-to-be-the-countrys-no-1-milk-producer-3467222.html Maharashtra focusses on milk RN BhaskarMay, 22 2017 13:24:54 IST (This is the first in a two-part series about the Maharashtra government policies for rural development. The second part can be found at http://www.asiaconverge.com/2017/05/maharashtra-promotes-livestock-poultry-fisheries-as-well/) If the government of Maharashtra has its way,...
http://www.freepressjournal.in/interviews/going-beyond-germany-trying-to-help-other-countries-to-deal-with-paedophilia/1069539 Paedophilia is an ailment that needs treatment — By RN Bhaskar | May 17, 2017 06:22 pm Dr. Klaus M Beier was in India in March 2017 (http://bit.ly/2pBWCh1). He is a full professor at the Charité, the University Hospital of Berlin, which...
http://www.firstpost.com/business/govts-refusal-to-tax-agriculture-raises-many-questions-it-goes-against-principles-of-equality-3437302.html Should agriculture be taxed. No says, Jaitely. Why not, say others. RN BhaskarMay, 11 2017 11:18:37 IST In the last week of April 2017, Niti Aayog member Bibek Debroy lobbed what could euphemistically be called a hot potato into the lap...
http://www.firstpost.com/business/how-to-protect-indias-agriculture-sector-from-over-zealous-govt-functionaries-3435752.html Pulse of the nation - V Pulses and some simple ways to protect India's agriculture Part I – Introduction. Misplaced fallacies. Part 1I will talk about why wheat and rice have grabbed the politician-policymakers minds’.  And how this has pushed back focus...
http://www.firstpost.com/business/importing-pulses-to-maintain-buffer-stock-but-govts-move-at-times-hurt-domestic-producers-3433380.html Pulse of the nation - IV The govt’s power to permit import of pulses can sometimes hurt domestic producers Part I – Introduction. Misplaced fallacies. Part 1I will talk about why wheat and rice have grabbed the politician-policymakers minds’.  And how...
http://www.firstpost.com/business/why-did-the-government-continue-importing-pulses-when-domestic-production-was-growing-3430972.html Pulse of the nation - III A story of how pulses imports drove domestic growers to the ground Part I – Introduction. Misplaced fallacies. Part 1I talks about why wheat and rice have grabbed the politician-policymakers minds’.  And how this has...