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On ‘Evergreen’ Revolution

This is with reference to the letter “ ‘Evergreen’ Revolution” by Jaydev Jana (EPW, 28 May 2016). He has aptly praised the role of technology in increasing agricultural production. But, mere increase in production using technology is not the panacea for the problems of agricultural development.

On Falling Flyovers

The article, “Why Flyovers Will Fall: Decline of the Civil Engineering Profession in India” by Shirish B Patel (EPW, 14 May 2016) is an eye-opener.

Cattle Tattle

“Extension education” in agriculture is useful in teaching farmers to learn by doing, as one veterinarian discovered in rural Bengal.

Learning from Gandhi

It was enlightening to read the article “Gandhi before Gandhi: Two Little Prehistories of the Great Soul” (EPW, 26 July 2014) by Sumanyu Satpathy. It throws light on little-known aspects of the Gandhian philosophy and his ideas related to charkha, khadi and swadeshi.

Some Clarity Please

The Economic & Political Weekly is to be appreciated for launching “an occasional column that will take a ‘tongue-in-cheek look’ at economics and society” (“The View from Above,” Postscript, 4 April 2015).

Cleaning the Ganga: An Alternative Approach

The suggestions of Vijay Jagannathan on “Cleaning the Ganga River: What Needs To Be Done Differently” (EPW, 13 September 2014) are actually not “different” as claimed. And, even if different, they are easier said than done.


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