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Farming

Ten things that can add more life to Uzhavar Santhai

After almost a decade, Uzhavar Santhai, Tamil Nadu government's farmers’ market scheme, gets its due mention in the farm budget presented by Agriculture Minister M R K Panneerselvam recently. The minister has set aside Rs 15 crore to upgrade infrastructure facilities and another Rs 10 crore to...

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Grow your own food on terrace gardens

Our food and vegetables largely come from farms that use chemical fertilizers and pesticides which leave a toxic trace on what we eat. There is a certain perception that we eat has much poison. Many campaigns have been launched to popularise organic and natural farming. Outlets purportedly...

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Farm laws: Here’s what some TN farmers say

Poor prospects in upcoming state polls may have driven Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to repeal farm laws. Here's what a cross-section of farmers in the state say about the decision. “This is a victory for farmers who protested on a sustained basis. If we struggle for just demands with...

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Farmers markets are a good idea. Need more, better ones

Farmers’ Market is a popular concept in Europe in which the farmers who produce food could directly market to the consumers. The objective of the farmers’ market is that the farmer who produces food should be able to fix the price of their produce. It eliminates middlemen interference and...

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Farmer speaks out against free, subsidised rice

‘Arasiyal’ is the Tamil word for politics and some elders used to say that it originated from ‘arisi’, the Tamil word for rice. Yes, it is true and it is obvious that this tiny foodgrain has even overturned many governments. It is no exaggeration to say that the Dravidian parties came to power...

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