Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicGreen Revolution

Topic: Green Revolution

Aditya Pandey of Divine Magnitude, an NGO on green revolution, gets Rashtriya Sewa Samman

Aditya Pandey of Divine Magnitude was awarded Rashtriya Sewa Samman by Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. The award ceremony was hosted at the Governor’s...

Millets never had ‘marketing gurus’ like rice, wheat. Thanks to Modi govt, now they will

Corporate brands, the Modi government, and even the UN have told us about the benefits of millets. But there's a gap–it's still unclear to people.

Hungry India, a nawabi US President, ‘Mexican blood’ — The real story of Green Revolution

I don’t ever want us to have to beg for food again, Indira Gandhi said after a call with US President Lyndon Johnson. Science, Swaminathan and Subramanian made sure she didn’t have to.

Save Punjab from desertification, move paddy-wheat to UP, Bihar, Bengal — agronomist SS Johl

93-year-old Dr Johl explains why Punjab has been in an agrarian crisis for years, and how the lives of its stressed farmers can be made easier.

4 lessons that Modi govt and Twitter warriors should take from the farmers’ protest

Farmers of Punjab, Haryana and UP know that the wheat-rice cycle cannot continue forever. Anxiety over MSP is its result.

Why Partap Singh Kairon, man behind Punjab’s industrial and agricultural growth, was killed

As development minister and then CM, Kairon boosted higher education and restored communal harmony in Punjab. Then, he was killed by 3 men in February 1965.

MS Swaminathan and his co-authors are not helping Indian farmers at a moment of crisis

Swaminathan and P.C. Kesavan's latest piece trashing the use of GMOs is littered with scientific untruths and misrepresents the technology.

Game-changing Green Revolution may have led to Congress party’s decline in India

Green Revolution was comparable in magnitude to the impact of the industrial revolution on manufacturing and led to the rise of agrarian opposition parties in India.

Price controls at such a scale will bring bureaucracy at every mandi, breed corruption

Price controls at such massive scale would require intervention of bureaucracy at the level of every mandi and would breed corruption everywhere.

On Camera

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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