Farming for pharma
The interview "Family farming is not a romantic idea. It is business" (November 1-15, 2014) was enlightening. The family farming in India means farming by a marginal farmer with the manpower available within his family. In recent years, most of the marginal farmers are forced to abandon their small land because of various reasons. Government agencies should help such farmers and educate them about the cultivation of medicinal plants, which could fetch them good money.
L R SHARMA