The good, the bad, and the ugly of urban farming

Over the years, urban and peri-urban farming in Bangalore and Mumbai has been practiced extensively at the micro level but it fails to reach the macro level. “Welcome home” reads the sign board at Hamsah Organic Farm and Sustainable Living located 25 kilometers (km) from Bangalore city in Dommasandra. Surrounded with farmlands, narrow lanes, etc., […]

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Sugar is not sweet for state farmers

Farmers continue to grow sugarcane in the hope that the commercial cash crop will bring them riches, but surplus sugarcane production has led to fall in sugar prices and lesser profits By Abbinaya Kuzhanthaivel Bengaluru April 19 2019 Vimala Vital Halur, a 45-year-old woman is worried that she can’t afford to pay her daughter Cauvery […]

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