Beyond mining: There's wealth in our farms, for all of us
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Goa, Aug. 2 -- here is a revolution brewing. It's not yet a patch on the green revolution that enveloped the country, led by Punjab. A revolution so-called due to the infusion of technology, seeds, machinery and so on and so forth in agriculture, a movement led by the eminent Dr MS Swaminatahan.
What that revolution did was to make economic sense of agriculture, giving hope and reliance. In Goa, as we grapple with a sense of economic loss and uncertainty, with industries like mining, which has all but collapsed, barring the machinations of mining barons and the government to do some backdoor and in some cases illegal reviving; people are getting back to the farms. And while it is too far down the line to give credit to the government for...
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