What are the laws governing acquisition? What is the social impact of a development-at-all-costs policy? Can those who owned and lived off the land have a stake in its development?
Enormous funds are being poured into research aimed at improving seed varieties, with a heavy focus on developing hybrid rice. Is it the right option for millions of small rice farmers who are already battling high input costs and increasingly unpredictable weather? Or does part of the solution lie in efficient methods of cultivation that will cut down water use and improve yield?
"Gujarat farmers fight against climate change: Adopt technoloxxgy to conserve resources and maximize benefits" : News roundup (15-21 October 2010)Posted on 22 Oct, 2010 11:25 AM
"Malwa is thirsty: Indore under water emergency": A Down To Earth Feb 15 2009 report, on the severe water crisis in Indore city and the ineffective measures taken by the local government to find long term solutions.