FAO Country Director in India Tomio Shichiri interviewed by Abhimanyu Chakravorty (The Indian Express)
-The Indian Express
"We currently rely on only three crops (wheat, maize and rice) to provide nearly 50 per cent of the global dietary energy supply. This needs to change," said FAO Country Director in India Tomio Shichiri.
There is an urgent need to make healthy...
Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Chief scientist at World Health Organization, interviewed by Anuradha Mascarenhas (The Indian Express)
-The Indian Express
According to the findings of the India State Level Disease Burden Initiative, published in the Lancet Child and Adolescent Health recently, if trends upto 2017 continue the National Nutrition Mission (NNM) 2022 and WHO and UNICEF targets 2030 will not be achieved in...
Ashok Dalwai, CEO, Doubling Farmers' Income Committee, interviewed by Rajalakshmi Nirmal (The Hindu Business Line)
The Hindu Business Line
In an article on Monday, this writer pointed out how it is a challenging task to double farmers’ income, given the fall in output prices and the higher cost of farm inputs. In an interview, Ashok Dalwai, CEO, Doubling Farmers’ Income Committee,...
Noted Gandhian economist Dr Sudarshan Iyengar interviewed by Rutam Vora (The Hindu Business Line)
-The Hindu Business Line
Noted Gandhian economist Dr Sudarshan Iyengar surveys the distressed agricultural landscape, pinpoints its weaknesses, and prescribes solutions with their roots in Gandhian agronomics. Edited excerpts from an interview to BusinessLine:
* Given the agrarian crisis in India today, how relevant are Gandhi's economic...
Prabhat Patnaik, an economist and former economics professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, interviewed by Kaushal Shroff (The Caravan)
In the budget unveiled in July, the finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ambitiously claimed that India’s economy would hit $5 trillion by 2025. In the weeks that followed, the Central Statistics Office revealed that the gross domestic product growth rate for the April–June quarter fell to...