Farmer is the loser
"Pray before you sow" (July 1-15, 2014) was a touching article showing the vagaries of the monsoon. Indian agriculture is so raindependent that it would not be wrong to say agriculture
in our country is a big gamble. Monsoon has become erratic in recent times. And now the possibility of an El Nino phenomenon is giving our farmers sleepless nights. It is said that agriculture is an art, science and business. Either ways, it is the farmer who suffers as a result of crop failure, not the agricultural scientists and ministers.
AGNIMIRH BASU / CSE