This website began as an effort in February 2015 to change the narrative on Indian agriculture from that of gloom and doom to its inherent vibrancy. This is not to say that Indian agriculture is not distressed: in fact, we have carried reports on the pain suffered by farmers on account of failed monsoons in Vidarbha and Bundelkhand, the havoc wrought on Punjab’s cotton growers by whiteflies and the distress of potato and pulses producers due to lack of effective procurement. But we believe that agriculture can be profitable if policies help consolidation of land holdings, allow farmers to get a greater share of the prices consumers pay and insure against erratic weather through irrigation, insurance and climate-resilient seeds. We believe that contract farming arrangements will be of great help. Over the past two years we have carried 340 articles, most of them reports from the countryside. Such reporting is expensive. We urge our readers to support us. We can, for instance, do paid branded content (labelled as such) for agribusinesses that wish to reach out to a niche audience. We have so far about 1.8 million unique visitors and the number is growing. You may get in touch with us on email. Smartindianagriculture@gmail.com is our ID. Thank you.