Sushma U N


Sushma U N is a sociologist-turned-business journalist, and lives in Chennai, India. She writes about technology, startups, and clean energy for Quartz. Prior to this, she wrote for Dow Jones’ MarketWatch in New York, and has also worked with The Times of India and The Hindu Business Line in India. Sushma is a graduate of the Columbia Journalism School, and is also a passionate Bharatanatyam dancer, and beach lover.

Climate change could ravage Indian farmers

A farmer channels water to irrigate his wheat field on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, December 15, 2015. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will recalibrate budget priorities in 2016 to focus on social initiatives, such as the country's first major crop insurance scheme, while capping previously prioritised infrastructure spending, officials say. Modi splurged on roads and railways this year in a strategy to spur economic growth. But it came partly at the expense of federal programmes for farmers and the poor, suffering through back-to-back drought years. Picture taken December 15, 2015.   REUTERS/Amit Dave - GF10000266582

Climate change is taking a toll on India’s agricultural productivity—and farmers’ incomes—the economic survey 2018 shows. Chief economic advisor Arvind Subramanian and his team have…

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