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It’s time to MODERNISE AGRICULTURE

Under the Indian Constitution, agriculture is in the concurrent list. The states have a significant say in framing agricultural policy and implementation. This is often not in sync with national policies and requirements. The federal government allocates considerable resources and massive subsidies for food production and consumption. It also has

IE 1968-running

Over the last 50 years, a few happenings grabbed our attention. And we have taken a strong stand on some of these. Here’s an incomplete list. THE teenage YEARS The 20th annual issue (Jan-Feb 1990), a 200-page tome began with a dramatic statement. Editor Viswanathan said that the most signifiant aspect of

Freeing the shackled GM technology

Six year old ‘genome editing’ technology, with exceptional applications in agriculture and medicine, is sweeping the world of biotechnology. Although modern biotechnology began in India on a big note with the establishment of the Department of Biotechnology in the mid-1980s, the progress of commercialising products through Genetically Modified crops and animals

Modernised farming for modern times

It's time to herald ‘Integrated farming system,’ a novel and all-encompassing ideology which aims at making agricultural processes sustainable. This arrangement offers a win-win situation for both farmers and consumers. The Green Revolution, unleashed in the late 1960s, succeeded in achieving food security for India. For that, we must thank the

To the farmer’s aid…

A university-farmer connect promises better communication and networking, regular contacts and sharing common goals. The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) has played a significant role in modernising agriculture. The university has been training farmers and on improved farm technologies and practices. Connecting Farmers with University (CFwU) is an integrated programme

Bring the full play of technology to agriculture

F C Kohli (93) is the father of India’s software industry. A Padma Bhushan awardee, the first CEO of Tata Consultancy Services, India’s software major, raised the College of Engineering Pune, into IIT standards. IE spoke to the big daddy for his views on computerisation and agriculture. Your view on India’s performance

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