Ken-Betwa river linking project is an ambitious project with considerable benefits so much so that Ms Uma Bharti, Union Water Resources Minister, threatened to go on hunger strike last month if the project is not cleared soon. The project, if successfully initiated, will pave the way for taking up many more such projects, crucial to meet country’s irrigation needs and change the face of Indian agriculture.
Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), in collaboration with OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development), released its report for the period 2016-25. The report projects an end of era of high prices for most of the sub-sectors, main crops, livestock, fish and dairy products. The decline is achieved through higher supply induced thorough high demand growth over last decade, lower oil prices and moderation in demand.