Prof Saleemul Huq | Thinking Differently, Smartly and with great Agility | Transforming Agriculture

G’nY. How can agroecology or nature based solutions help transform agriculture in the South Asian region? What we have had previously in the Green Revolution was a strong technology-oriented fertiliser-pesticide-irrigation combined agricultural productivity increase. This was successful to some extent. But on the other hand, it caused problems with preserving natural conditions. Going forward, we […]

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Prof Ramesh Chand | Moving from ‘grow more’ to ‘growth plus’

G’nY. What are your views on India’s grain surplus status? Food is a mixture of 50 to 60 commodities depending on the culture of the region. Each country is surplus in certain commodities while deficit in others. India till the mid-1960s was primarily food staple deficit. As self-sufficiency is identified based on essential food staple […]

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Unravelling the earth’s deep secrets, A unique Indian laboratory in Karad

The Borehole Geophysics Research Laboratory (BGRL) situated in Karad, Maharashtra is a first of a kind and the only laboratory in India that has been helping scientists to study earth’s deep secrets for nearly five years now (Fig 1). Set up in 2014, BGRL has enabled scientists to get access to a variety of samples […]

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India: Discovering the Desi Dinosaurs

Yes, yes, yes, even India had dinosaurs stomping through its lush forests and open pastures. Forgive us for breaking your pre-conceived notion that the makers of Jurassic Park series owned all dinosaurs, fossilized or otherwise. In the early 1800s European priests and doctors visiting India found ample dinosaur remains strewn about the place. In fact, one such […]

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