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Krishi Vichar

A story of fish cultivation in common water bodies at Chhattisgarh

This is the summary of a paper titled “Performance of Culture Fisheries under Alternative Property RightsRegimes in Chhattisgarh” by DINESH K MAROTHIA of the National Institute of Ecology, inINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES.  The full Article is available at

From Digital Divide in Agriculture to Digital Opportunities for Farmers

Article by: Dr William Dar, DG, ICRISAT

From Digital Divide in Agriculture to Digital Opportunities for Farmers[1]

William D Dar[2]

ICTs connecting people, touching lives

The Financial Times, Wednesday, November 21, 2012 ran an article entitled  -The Future of the Food Industry “Phones give farmers an edge when in  the field” which talks about how mobile phones can change the farming  industry.  Here is a summary-

The top 20 oryza districts of India

Which are the districts of India which grow the most rice? Let’s look at the country-level numbers for rice in 2007-08, in 2008-09 and in 2009-10. In 2007-08 the total tonnage reported by the rice growing districts was 90.071 million tons, grown in 553 districts that reported rice harvests, and which grew their rice over 41.306 million hectares (413,000 sq kilometres, a combined area bigger than Paraguay).

It's time to recognise the 'de-growth' imperative for agriculture

When ICT grows up, will it become development policy?

Now that the Twelfth Plan has begun, who will feed the towns?



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