Green Revolution

  • Father of green revolution remembered in United States August 9, 2013

    Dr Norman Borlaug, known as the "father of the green revolution", was remembered for "his great contributions to the advancement of agriculture and food production in India" at a function in Washington. "When you consider the achievements of Dr Norman Borlaug, you realise that this is what legends are made of,"...
  • India's transformation is not orderly but accidental: Shankkar Aiyar April 9, 2013

    In 'Accidental India: A History of the Nation's Passage through Crisis and Change', noted journalist-analyst, Shankkar Aiyar, examines India's ascent through the paradigm of seven game changers: the economic liberalization of 1991, the Green Revolution of the sixties, the nationalization of banks in 1969, Operation Flood in the seventies, the...
  • Will pass food bill in budget session, says Thomas April 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The government will enact the proposed right to food bill, covering 67 per cent of the population, in the second half of the budget session from April 22-May 10, 2013, Food Minister KV Thomas said in New Delhi on Wednesday. "We will pass the bill in the second half...
  • Need to check corruption in MNREGA: Sonia February 2, 2013

    New Delhi: UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Saturday strongly pitched for utilising MNREGA to increase agricultural production, saying the flagship scheme can play a big role to usher in second green revolution in India. "I am of the belief that MNREGA has tremendous potential to increase agriculture production, which we...
  • PM conferred honorary doctorate by IARI February 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was on Monday conferred honorary doctorate by the country's premier agriculture research body Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) in recognition of his contributions to the development of the farm sector. Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar presented the 'Degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa)' to the...
  • Pranab 'losing sleep' over rising subsidy bills February 8, 2012

    New Delhi: A worried Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said he is losing sleep over the rising subsidy bills, notably on food, fertiliser and petroleum products. "As finance minister when I think of the enormity of the subsidies to be provided, I lose my sleep," Mukherjee said in New Delhi...
  • Inflation has fallen drastically: Congress December 8, 2011

    New Delhi: Congress leader P C Chacko, speaking in the Lok Sabha on Thursday, said that inflation had fallen drastically in the country. "Inflation has fallen from 22 per cent to 18 per cent to below 8 per cent in India. We are not an isolated country. The world is one...
  • Indian Green Revolution didn't work: Prince Charles August 13, 2008

    London: Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, said in remarks published on Wednesday that the Green Revolution in India only worked for a “short time” and is now leading to “disasters”. Charles, a keen environmentalist and campaigner against genetically modified agriculture, made the controversial claim about India in...
  • Farmers hook on to the net to reap a rich harvest December 30, 2007

    Mumbai: IITians are helping farmers find answers to their crop problems. And they do this with SMSes. Standing in the middle of his vineyard with a laptop in hand, 30-year-old Sandeep Khode is perhaps the face of the new techno-savvy Indian farmer, who gets expert agricultural advice by posting queries...