Friday, Sep 30, 2022

Green Revolution


Meet the blockbuster 'rice man' who fed the world

September 10, 2022 7:05 am

No food crop in history has been planted in as much area as the varieties developed by Gurdev Singh Khush, the world’s most prolific, and perhaps greatest, rice breeder

Mina Swaminathan: Institution builder, friend to India’s children

March 18, 2022 8:52 am

Uma Mahadevan Dasgupta writes: Mina Swaminathan's work laid the foundations for important welfare programmes, including Integrated Child Development Services.

Current agitation is a reflection of lack of large-scale industrialisation in Punjab

December 21, 2020 8:50 am

Punjab remains an “agricultural” state and, unfortunately, is proud about it. The current agitations should be a wake-up call for Punjab’s policy makers

We need a new Green Revolution — one that focuses on the environment

November 14, 2019 10:00 am

What India needs is a holistic approach to the issue — affordable nutrition and commercially profitable agriculture that are environmentally clean and leave minimum impact on natural resources.

Pioneer of India’s Green Revolution Dr Gurcharan Singh Kalkat passes away at 92

January 28, 2018 6:50 pm

Known for his contribution during the Green Revolution era which led to a boom in the production of wheat and rice in the country, he was the one who even ushered a soybean revolution in Punjab.

India’s Green Revolution pioneer Dr Gurcharan Singh Kalkat dies

January 28, 2018 1:59 pm

Born in Hoshiarpur’s Sahora village, Kalkat undertook various international assignments, working as senior agriculturist with the World Bank. Posted at Washington DC, he worked for countries like Nigeria and Ghana.

The classroom and the field

August 08, 2017 1:04 am

Agriculture education is in a poor state. ICAR must be revamped

A new (agri)culture

July 21, 2017 12:55 am

Unless we quickly get our act together, we must be prepared to face the consequences. In any food crisis, it is the top of the food chain that suffers the most. In the case of farmer’s distress, the top of food chain is us — the end consumer.

From the lab- Coming soon: a zinc-rich variety of wheat

April 03, 2016 10:43 am

Wheat is the staple diet in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The farmers here typically have very small landholdings and consume about 70 per cent of what they produce.

Plate to Plough: The hands that feed us

August 17, 2015 12:00 am

Indian agriculture has made remarkable progress since 1947 and credit for this goes mainly to the farmer. Now we need to repay our debt to the agricultural community


Odisha capable of bringing second green revolution: PM Modi

February 21, 2016 2:21 pm

Bargah (Odisha), Feb 21 (ANI): Addressing the farmers in Odisha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said Odisha is the only state in India capable to bringing second green revolution. Modi said the state has is rich in natural resources and it can be nation's number one agricultural state. He added that the Centre, state and farmers together can increase the income of farmers in India by two fold by 2022. Modi further urged the farmers to join the 'Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna' as the scheme can solve all the problems they have been facing from years.