Concept Of Cooperative Community Agriculture: Part 2

By: Subhashini, Asstt. Editor-ICN NEW DELHI: Agriculture is the foundation of all the activities since the civilisation came into existence. You can’t survive without food, can you? As recent evidence suggests, the first organised agricultural activity was founded in India in the Hoshiarpur district. Any civilized society has its roots in farming. Local and national level creation and management of funds All these entrepreneurs would create a fund by contributing a small part of their earnings. If necessary, the Government and the bank would also contribute to this fund. This fund would…

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Concept Of Cooperative Community Agriculture: Part 1

By: Subhashini, Asstt. Editor-ICN NEW DELHI: Agriculture is the foundation of all the activities since the civilisation came into existence. You can’t survive without food, can you? As recent evidence suggests, the first organised agricultural activity was founded in India in the Hoshiarpur district. Any civilized society has its roots in farming. In this article, I will discuss about the drawbacks of the current agricultural trends and would present a new concept which could increase the productivity and versatility of India’s agriculture. Drawbacks of agriculture in India From the past 25 years,…

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Biofertilizers– Need Of Todays For Sustainable Agriculture

By: Dr.Ripudaman Singh, Associate Editor-ICN  NEW DELHI: According to an estimate 240 million tonnes of food grains will be required to feed about 1.2 billion population in India and to achieve this milestone, a sizable quantity of mineral fertilizers will be required. India is fourth largest user of chemical fertilizers (12.5 million tonnes of NPK nutrients) in the world. Its soils are still being depleted of their inherent nutrients reserve as a result of wide gap between addition and removal. One tone of produce removes an average of 32kg nitrogen,…

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Nutritionally Rich Fruit-Drumstick

By: Dr. Shweta, Deptt. of Genetics & Plant Breeding C.S. Azad Univ. of Agril. & Tech. Kanpur & Sr. Associate Editor-ICN KANPUR: Drumstick (from the long, slender, triangular seed-pods), botanically known as Moringa oleifera. It is also known as the miracle tree, the ben oil tree, or the horseradish tree. It is a fast-growing, drought-resistant tree belongs to the family Moringaceae. Its native place is tropical and subtropical regions of South Asia. It is a perennial multipurpose tree and commonly grown in home gardens in India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines. It can be grown in a…

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Sustainable Agriculture And Beyond….

By: Rajiv Saxena, Executive Editor-ICN International BANGKOK: The goal of sustainable agriculture to meet society’s food and textile needs in the present without disturbing the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.Practioners and users of sustained agriculture seek to integrate three important goals. Every person involved in the food system. Growers,food processors,distributors,retailers, consumers and waste managers can play a role in ensuring sustainable agriculture system. There are many practices used in sustained agriculture and food system by people. Growers may use methods to promote 1. Soil health 2. Minimum water…

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Biofortification-To Overcome Malnutrition

By: Dr. Shweta, Deptt. of Genetics & Plant Breeding C.S. Azad Univ. of Agril. & Tech. Kanpur & Sr. Associate Editor-ICN KANPUR: Biofortification is the process by which the nutritional quality of food crops is improved for a feasible and cost-effective means of delivering micronutrients to populations that may have limited access to diverse diets and other micronutrient interventions.This is agriculture-based method of addressing micronutrient deficiency through plant breeding works.All over the world people in farm households in developing countries are now growing and co mmmnsuming biofortified crops.  Micronutrient deficiencies afflict quite 2 billion people, or one in…

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Facts Of The Matter, Flowers & Honey Bee Therapies

By: Dr. Ripudaman Singh, Associate Editor-ICN Utilities of Flowers NEW DELHI: Few tips on how to rejuvenate yourself amidst flowers and exotic herbs.The therapeutic properties of flowers like Rose, Hibiscus, Jasmine, etc. are being used to develop the treatments keeping in mind their cooling, balancing and toning, etc. properties. Rose Flower Therapies The properties of the rose help our skin and senses. Acting as an excellent aphrodisiac, it is anti-depressive, its odour and chemical properties calm, balance and provides joy. It is not only beautiful and seductive, it’s lightly toning and…

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Health Benefits Of Flax Seed Or Linseed

By: Prof. R K Yadav, Dean, College of Agriculture, Lakhimpur Kheri Campus C.S. Azad Univ. of Agril. & Tech. Kanpur & Executive Editor-ICN Group KANPUR: Linseed or flax seed was cultivated Babylon as early as 3000 BC. In the 8th century, King Charlemagne believed so strongly in the health benefits of flaxseed that the passed laws requiring his subjects to consume it. In general, there exist two common cultivars of flax; one is predominantly grown for its oil seeds and the other variety for fiber. Seed flax generally features brown, and yellow or golden-yellow…

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Biotechnological Advances in Agriculture

By: Prof. R K Yadav, Dean, College of Agriculture, Lakhimpur Kheri Campus C.S. Azad Univ. of Agril. & Tech. Kanpur & Executive Editor-ICN Group KANPUR: Agriculture production in India has increased considerably during the last five decades largely due to the development and large scale cultivation of high-yielding dwarf varieties of rice and wheat, and greater applications of water and nutrients. This increase in food production has made India self-sufficient and contributed tremendously to food security. However, the population expected to reach 1.8 billion in 2050 will impose great demand for increased food…

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The Potential Progress Of Agritourism

By: Subhashini, Asstt. Editor-ICN  NEW DELHI: I would like to start this post by sharing one of my personal experiences with you. Once during Dussehra vacations (in October), my grandfather’s cousin invited us to visit his village, which is in the Kanpur dehat district. I was the least interested one for this trip, but since my cousins were also there, I thought this might turn out to be something fun. We reached there around two in the afternoon and the lunch was ready for us. When I was served pumpkin that…

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