GREEN REVOLUTION

  • Israel, Australia lend support to India's 'Second Green Revolution' quest November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: India's agricultural sector contributes 16 per cent of total GDP & 10 per cent of export earnings in the economy. Despite being largely self-sufficient in food production, Indian agriculture currently faces a slew of problems its growth is much slower than other sectors of the economy; productivity is...
  • Modi combining best of Gandhi, Nehru to bring '3rd revolution' in India: Shimon Peres November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Nobel Prize winner and former President of Israel Shimon Peres lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he is paving the 'third revolution' in India by combining tradition with the right technology to take the country to new heights. "I met yesterday your Prime Minister and he himself is running...
  • 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 journalistanalyst, 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 22May 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...
  • 'States must submit projects for green revolution' January 22, 2012

    Kolkata: Funds for the Centre's proposed second green revolution in the eastern states would not be a problem if the state governments submitted their proposals, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said on Sunday. "We allotted Rs 300 crore (for the programme) in the first year and another Rs 300 crore in...
  • 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, 30yearold Sandeep Khode is perhaps the face of the new technosavvy Indian farmer, who gets expert agricultural advice by posting queries...