Farms Acts necessary for Green Revolution 2.0; transparency, income support, incentives and communication are key
India's Farm Acts are a much needed step to get us to Green Revolution 2.0, which in turn will ensure food security at an environmentally appropriate cost. But the laws need transparency, appropriate incentives, and good communication to happen right.
In Bihar as well as in the country, the need of the hour is to revisit the old decisions and make course corrections
The UN body announced that healthy diets resilient to climate shocks & supportive of biodiversity is a dire need.
Is the Green Revolution broken to go back to Zero Budget farming? Nirmala Sitharaman should have waited for official panel's study reports
The Green Revolution in Palekar’s view is a disaster. His website says the land has been laid waste wherever it has been practised.
As water tables in Punjab fall, desperate farmers are digging deeper, getting trapped in debt and depleting aquifers. Punjab is warned of turning into a desert state in 25 years. Paddy, biggest water guzzler, sees continued cultivation as agricultural reforms fail.
Bringing Green Revolution to Eastern India (BGREI) was initiated by Pranab Mukherjee as finance minister. He provided Rs 400 crore for it in 2010-11 budget
Punjab govt's decision to advance paddy sowing aims to placate angry farmers ahead of polls, but ignores impact on groundwater
While the Amarinder Singh-led Congress government's decision to prepone the date for paddy sowing in Punjab to 13 June may ease the angry farmers ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, early sowing will put further pressure on the already depleted groundwater of the state
BJP manifesto: Continuity for sure, but some goals are aspirational; where will the money come from?
The BJP manifesto promises continuity which is assuring as there will be more of the same with certain toppings directed to the poorer sections.
Surprisingly, the wheat genome is, by far, the most complex genome to ever be sequenced.
Paddy in Punjab, Part 2: High-cost farming is degrading quality of soil, driving small farmers to ruin
Punjab's priority for paddy has not been an entirely favourable business for the state's agriculture. This series examines the challenges faced by small cultivators, and the alternatives available on the field
India deserves gratitude for its stand on food security, says MS Swaminathan, scientist behind green revolution
Ending hunger and ensuring food security should be the basis for negotiations on agriculture at the WTO, eminent farm scientist MS Swaminathan said, as he appreciated India's strong stand on food security
Dr Soumya Swaminathan, director general of the ICMR, has been appointed the Deputy Director-General, Programmes, of the World Health Organisation
Several scientific and technological developments have touched the lives of people in the last seven decades, though very few get highlighted.
The septuagenarian Babulal Dahiya recalls that in his childhood there were vast varieties of indigenous crops in his native Pithurabad in Madhya Pradesh. These gradually reduced to only a few bio-engineered varieties thanks to the green revolution. A retired postmaster, he decided to start collecting and preserving the indigenous seed varieties of paddy by growing them in his field. Today he has managed to save over 100 varieties of indigenous paddy.
The free milch cows, goat scheme which was suspended due to drought, will be resumed next month, Tamil Nadu Minister for Animal Husbandry P Balakrishna Reddy said
Punjab loan waiver: Govt will bear liability of over 7,000 farmers' from state, says chief minister Amarinder Singh
Punjab government will bear the liability of the outstanding loans of over 7,000 farmers in the agrarian state who have committed suicide in recent years
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday rejected BJP president Amit Shah's proposal that Prime Minister Narendra Modi be allowed to decide on a presidential candidate, media reports said.
Video Volunteers: In Odisha's Niyamgiri a quiet revolution is underway to bring back traditional farming
The Panga Kondhs are showing the way to a sustainable and food secure future. They are preserving the genetic diversity of crops, battling climate change and protecting forests from rapacious industrial profit motives.
Madhya Pradesh farmer protest: Loan waivers are worst form of populism, they won't solve real issues
Farmers must be encouraged to grow crops that require less water like pulses and millets, which are more nutritional too. Instead, the government is incentivising rice and wheat cultivation, as it procures only these
MS Swaminathan, is hailed as the mentor of the Green Revolution that saw India achieve self-sufficiency in foodgrain.