Backdrop: Millets are cereal crops with high nutritive value and categorized as small-seeded grasses. The key varieties of millets include Sorghum, Pearl Millet, Ragi, Small Millet, Foxtail Millet, Barnyard Millet, Kodo Millet and others. High in dietary fiber, nutri-cereals are a powerhouse of nutrients including iron, folate, calcium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, vitamins and antioxidants. … Read more

Direct Income Support (DIS) To Farmers

Direct income support (DIS) is can be solution to the structural challenges facing farmers. Telangana’s Rythu Bandhu, Odisha’s KALIA scheme and Centre’s PM-KISAN are important examples of DIS schemes. KALIA Scheme Odisha’s KALIA scheme offers some important lessons for DIS schemes everywhere. Odisha used a three-step framework, called “Unification-Verification-Exclusion”, to identify beneficiaries. Unification- The first … Read more

Farmer’s Protest

This article talks about the farmer’s protest regarding three bills that pertain to agricultural marketing reforms in the parliament. Farmers from various states such as Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh are protesting against the three farm bills.  They have surrounded national capital borders and made a call for Bharat bandh on 8th December. Reason … Read more