Green Revolution In India

A Critical Review of the Green Revolution in India

The Green Revolution in India began in the mid-1960s marking a transition from traditional agriculture in India and the introduction of high-yielding varieties of seeds and the associated agricultural techniques. The need for introducing the Green Revolution in India arose due to a shortage of food-grains in part due to the legacy of colonial regime. […]

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Food Security

Moving Towards Food Security in Developing Nations such as India

What is food security? Food security is the ability to assure at all times the physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets the population’s dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. The basic elements of food security are food availability, food accessibility and food adequacy. […]

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Agro n Social Forestry: A Modern Look at a Traditional Practice

Agro n social forestry have been traditionally practiced in India. Policy inclusion of agro n social forestry have not however brought in desired results. The essay examines how agro n social forestry can be revisited and norms revised to make it more sustainable and meaningful. Agroforestry Agroforestry is the cultivation of trees and shrubs as […]

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Water Rights Imperative in Sustainable Water Management

The persistent and widespread symptoms of an imminent water crisis across India are a clear evidence of the failure of our water-related policies and institutions. It is urgent to seek for more durable, but politically harder and technically challenging options such as the institution of a water rights system. Why do we need a water […]

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Diversifying India’s Food Basket: NBA outlines the critical role of biodiversity

Biodiversity is critical to the sustainability, resilience and adaptability of agricultural production system. Of the 250,000 globally identified plant species, about 7,000 have historically been used in human diets. At present, however, only about 30 crops from the basis of world’s agriculture and just three species of maize, rice and wheat supply more than half […]

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Parliamentary Committee recommends for a National Policy on Forest Fires

The Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science & Technology, Environment & Forests, under the Chairpersonship of Renuka Chowdhury, Member of Parliament presented its Two Hundred and Ninety-third Report on ‘Forest Fires and its Effect on Environment, Forests, Bio-diversity and Wildlife and remedial/preventive measures’ to both the Houses of Parliament on December 16, 2016. Uncontrollable and […]

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Crop Productivity in India

Agromet services to enhance crop production in India

Growing weather and climate uncertainties pose a major threat to India’s food security. The combination of long-term changes and the greater frequency of extreme weather events are likely to have an adverse impact on food production in the coming decades.Agromet advisories is the need of the hour. In this regard, India Meteorological Department (IMD), under […]

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New National Policy on Marine Fisheries: Reviewing changes

With a coastline of 8,118 km, India harbours a huge potential for its aquaculture and fisheries industry and is already a major supplier and producer of fish in the world. As per National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB), India is ranked third in fish production and second in aquaculture in the world. Fisheries contribute 1.07 per cent of […]

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Land Acquisition Act

Land Acquisition Policy in India

There was no major land acquisition in India for industry or infrastructural development during the British Rule except for building public utilities. However, the first Act to regulate land acquisition in India was brought by the British some 120 years ago. Termed the Land Acquisition Act, 1894, it governed all land acquisitions by the subsequent […]

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