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  • 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
  • Don’t play games with farmers

    Don’t play games with farmers

    I n the 1960s when India was facing an acute food crisis, the proud Prime Minister Indira Gandhi felt humiliated begging for foodgrain from the United States. Once, when she hung up the phone after talking to President Lyndon Johnson she was reported to have said angrily, “I don’t ever want us to have to …

    June 10, 2017
  • Now, a threat from GM mustard

    Now, a threat from GM mustard

    On 11 May, the central biotech regulator, the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) recommended that the environment ministry should approve GM Mustard. With this India has come one step closer to the entry of genetically modified (GM) food crops. Here it needs to be mentioned that most countries have so far resisted the introduction of …

    May 27, 2017
  • ‘Farmers will have to turn entrepreneurs to solve problems’

    ‘Farmers will have to turn entrepreneurs to solve problems’

    Progressive natural farming expert from Indonesia Helianti Hilman has urged that farmers should increasingly become entrepreneurs to find homegrown solutions to their problems rather than relying on the government. "When you are an entrepreneur, you think of innovations. An entrepreneurial mindset is very important for farmers because most of the time they keep complaining that they …

    May 24, 2017
  • The food court

    The food court

    According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), food security is achieved when all people at all times have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. Food security has three important and closely related components — availability of …

    November 27, 2016