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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Vaidya R Kotecha | An integrated system of medicine to address India’s health care concerns

G’nY. Do you believe that integrated medicine systems have the potential to deal with health care problems in India? Traditional systems of medicine, especially ayurveda, yoga and naturopathy, unani, siddha, sowa rigpa and homoeopathy (AYUSH) have a huge potential in addressing the health care needs of the society. Traditional medicines, in well codified systems can […]

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Anil Khurana | Broadening the role of homeopathy in India’s health care

G’nY. In the developed part of the world, homeopathy is not part of the mainstream health plan. In India, however it is. Do you think that the efficacy of homeopathic treatments is undermined in the health care trajectories of the developed nations? It is not only homoeopathy treatment, all complementary and alternative treatment options are […]

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G V V Sarma | Multi Hazard Disaster Risk Assessment

G’nY. What is the multi-hazard disaster risk reduction approach? How is it different from other approaches used in disaster risk reduction? The national vision as enshrined in the National Policy on Disaster Management, 2009 is to build a safe and disaster resilient India by developing a holistic, proactive, multi-disaster oriented and technology-driven strategy through a […]

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P C Mohanan | Migration will have a Bearing on Citizenship

G’nY. If people were to work on NSSO or Census data what are the primary difficulties of data compatibility would they face? In India we have two major sources of migration data at the national level; the decennial Population Censuses and the not so frequent nationally representative sample surveys of the erstwhile National Sample Survey […]

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