Biotechnological Advances In Agriculture

By: Prof. R K Yadav (Deptt of Genetics and Plant Breeding 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 production.…

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Scope Of Plant Breeding In Agriculture Sector

By: Prof. R. K. Yadav, Deptt. of Genetics and Plant Breeding C.S.Azad Univ. of Agril. & Tech.,Kanpur & Executive Editor-ICN Group KANPUR: Man is almost absolutely dependent on plants for his food. The things he eats, virtually without exception, are either plant materials or derived rather directly from plants as are, for example, meat, eggs and dairy products. Plants are also the major source, directly or indirectly, of most clothing fuel, drugs, and construction materials. Moreover, as ornamentals, they are both useful and aesthetically pleasing. Considering the prime importance of plants, it…

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Timely Snow And Rain Brings Cheers To Farmers

By: Rakesh Lohumi, Sr. Editor-ICN Group  SHIMLA: Frequent spells of snow over the past one month in mid and high hill areas and widespread rain in the lower areas have brightened the prospects apple, the main fruit crop, and the rabi crop in Himalayan states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. For once the weather god has been kind to the hapless hill farmers who are entirely dependent on snow and rain for a good harvest. Adequate precipitation at the onset of winter ensured timely rabi sowing. Unlike…

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Sustainable Agriculture and beyond….

By: Rajiv Saxsena, Sr. Associate Editor-ICN  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.…

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Role Of Agriculture In National Economy: Part 2

By: Prof. R K Yadav, Deptt of Genetics and Plant Breeding C.S. Azad Univ. of Agril. & Tech. Kanpur & Executive Editor-ICN Group India is agriculture based country where more than 60 per cent of population depends upon agriculture or allied activities. KANPUR: Agriculture sector is the backbone  and crucial in our Indian economy which provides the basic ingredients to mankind and raw material for rapid industrialisation sector development. No doubt that beside manufacturing sector, agriculture sector provides great employment opportunities for rural people/ youth on large scale for their livelihood…

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Role Of Agriculture In National Economy: Part 1

By: Prof. R K Yadav, Deptt of Genetics and Plant Breeding C.S. Azad Univ. of Agril. & Tech. Kanpur & Executive Editor-ICN Group) KANPUR: Agriculture is most important sector of national economic system and considered the backbone of the Indian economy. Despite the fact that in last six decades of planned development era since India became a republic, a tremendous success India has achieved in the field of industries, agriculture and allied activities of agriculture still continues to provide employment to around 60 per cent the total workforce. India is the world’s…

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CONCEPT OF CO-OPERATIVE COMMUNITY AGRICULTURE

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…

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THE WORLD OF AGRITOURISM

By: Subhashini, Asstt. Editor-ICN The small landholders are the most precious part of a state- Thomas Jefferson, 3rd president of the United States NEW DELHI: Agricultural tourism or Agri-tourism has been a widely discussed topic since the last 15-20 years. However, what I believe is that this phenomenon has been a part of our economy since thousands of years in many different forms. Agritourism is the idea of bringing urban residents to rural areas for leisure travel and spending. In today’s world, where the mechanization has expanded many-fold, people seem to have…

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Sustained Agriculture: Can we do it in India….? Why not…

By: Rajiv Saxena, Sr. Associate Editor-ICN  BANGKOK: World may not have enough food by 2050 a report from the Global harvest Initiative, states that world population expected to be atleast 9 billion by 2050, the demand for food,fiber and fuel will likely outpace food production if the current rate of output remains the same. World may not have sufficient food to eat by 2050..CNBC .com,It all sounds logical therefore many countries and their governments along with many NGOs and Farmers associations have embarked on a path to redress this impending problem…

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Dr. Sushil Solomon: An Agricultural Scientist of Great Repute

By: Dr. Mohammad Aleem, Editor-ICN Group NEW DELHI: Agriculture sector needs constant scientific and administrative attention. To ameliorate the bad conditions of farmers, who are forced to live in utter penury and hardship due to many natural and man-made disasters, such intervention and support is highly appreciable. We should salute to all those scientists, who in any way are contributing to make the lives of poor Indian farmers better. Sugar industry is also one of the major components of this important sector. Production of sugar is directly related to the…

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