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  • Crop Diversity~I

    Crop Diversity~I

    Despite years of neglect, India continues to be the largest producer of millet in the world. Compared to water-guzzling cereals like rice and wheat, its yield is low, but it has higher nutritional value.

    April 30, 2022
  • Plan  for  social  development

    Plan for social development

    Instead of imposing policies and programmes on the farmers in the name of development, there is a need to help farmers in availing inputs at a reasonable price and disposing of their produce at a remunerative price.

    August 30, 2021
  • Green Revolution~I

    Green Revolution~I

    The Green Revolution was indeed a package deal, a combination of radical changes in the political economy of Indian agriculture, with several path-breaking interventions. The technology of the Green Revolution involved bio-engineered seeds that worked in conjunction with chemical fertilizers and heavy irrigation to increase crop yields. It also produced significant social and political changes in Indian villages.

    August 21, 2021
  • Green Revolution~II

    Green Revolution~II

    Our self-sufficiency in food grain production has been achieved through the pursuit of exploitative agricultural practices in the name of the Green Revolution, which laid emphasis on the production of two water-intensive crops  rice and wheat. It has wrested areas from coarse cereals, pulses and oilseeds and left a trail of ecological hazards depletion of soil nutrients, biodiversity, resurgence of pests and plant diseases, creation of salinity and water logging.

    August 21, 2021
  • Planetary Boundaries~I

    Planetary Boundaries~I

    Carrying capacity itself is a well-known and widely accepted concept in ecology. It is a basic idea relating to sustainability. It often serves as a basis of sustainable development policies that attempts to balance the needs of today against the resources that will be needed in the future.

    June 29, 2021
  • Let’s reduce farm imbalances

    Let’s reduce farm imbalances

    The third imbalance has emerged in the overall foodgrains basket between cereal crops on the one hand and pulse crops on the other hand.

    July 9, 2020
  • Menace & the Myths~II

    Menace & the Myths~II

    The worst of all myths is that it is impossible to grow enough food without the widespread use of pesticides. Pesticides are one of the invaluable inputs in sustaining agricultural production and ushering in the Green Revolution. However, for protecting future generations it is time to dispense with the myth that foods from farming systems that use synthetic pesticides are safe to eat.

    December 4, 2019
  • Flip side of farming

    Flip side of farming

    The Green Revolution model was never designed to solve the problems of hunger and famine, which is primarily shaped by inequity in access to food. All it gave was more on wheat, which did not even form the staple diet of the majority of Indians at that time.

    October 9, 2019
  • Overdue outreach

    Overdue outreach

    More than all Rahul Gandhi’s ranting about corruption in the Rafale acquisition, the chowkidar being a chor etc, what hurt the Modi-Shah duo was their making light of farm woes, and a skewed belief that higher minimum support prices (MSPs) would suffice.

    December 30, 2018
  • Puerile, populist

    Puerile, populist

    Alas, Rahul has displayed few signs of recent successes resulting in his acquiring the maturity required of an aspirant to the Prime Minister’s Office in South Block, for in a major address targeting rural discontent he could come up with nothing more “concrete” than writing off farm loans.

    December 20, 2018
  • Chronic hunger

    Chronic hunger

    Nutrition is both a maker and a marker of development. Improved nutrition is the platform for progress in health, education, employment, empowerment of women and the reduction of poverty and inequality, and can lay the foundation for peaceful, secure and stable societies. ~ Ban Ki-moon Secretary-General of the United Nations One of the most complicated …

    November 15, 2018
  • A battle to preserve seeds

    A battle to preserve seeds

    Vijay Jardhari, who started the 'Beej Bachao Andolan' Uttarakhand in 1986 along with fellow farmers, has dedicated his life to conserving traditional seeds, which otherwise would have disappeared due to wide acceptability of hybrid seeds among farmers

    August 11, 2018
  • Capt reminds Modi of Cong role in Green Revolution

    Capt reminds Modi of Cong role in Green Revolution

    Even as the Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi blamed policies of the Congress governments for the misery of farmers, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday reminded him his party’s role in the Green Revolution and ensuring the country’s food security. Expressing disappointment at PM’s failure to address any of the major concerns of the …

    July 12, 2018
  • Newborn daughters to usher in green revolution

    Newborn daughters to usher in green revolution

    In a unique initiative that would not only promote the cause of ‘Save Girl Child’ campaign but also help in increasing green cover in Himachal Pradesh, Tharjoon panchayat in Seraj assembly constituency of Mandi district has decided to plant a tree on the birth of a newborn daughter. The initiative has been started by the …

    March 25, 2018
  • Innovate to increase agricultural production: President Kovind at IARI

    Innovate to increase agricultural production: President Kovind at IARI

    The President of India Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said that Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) played a critical role in the Green Revolution that changed the course of food production in the country, he was addressing the 56th convocation of the IARI. #PresidentKovind addresses 56th convocation of Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi; says students …

    February 9, 2018
  • Kalahandi on road of green revolution

    Kalahandi on road of green revolution

    Kalahandi district collector Anjan Kumar Manik said the district is on the road of green revolution and after completion of the lift irrigation canal of major projects like Indravati and Ret more areas will be irrigated. Kalahandi is the lead district in paddy, cotton and pulses production, he said while felicitating 12 farmers including three …

    January 18, 2018
  • Pitching millets as ‘smart food of 21st century’

    Pitching millets as ‘smart food of 21st century’

    Karnataka is dressing them up as “siridanya” or rich grains that should be on every thinking eater’s plate. For Icrisat, the Hyderabad-based international crops research institute for semi-arid tropics, they are “smart foods of the 21st century” which are “good for you — the planet — the farmer”. Millets are officially classified as coarse cereals …

    December 8, 2017