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

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

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

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

A new (agri)culture

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

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

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


A living legend: Swaminathan@90

When National Commission on Farmers that he headed in 2004-06 recommended that MSP for crops be at least 50 per cent more than the weighted average cost of production, it caught on like wild fire.

A leadership vacuum

Their headlessness illustrates the mess in premier scientific research and higher learning institutions.

Polls and polarisation

Why the communal incidents in western UP may, in fact, be engineered.

Agriculture, a new story

Contrary to the popular narrative, the second green revolution is underway.

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Odisha capable of bringing second green revolution: PM Modi

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.