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As per the second advance estimate of the Agriculture Ministry, rice production is estimated to be down marginally at 103.61 million tonnes (MT) in 2015-16 crop year (July-June), as against 105.48 MT last year.
Jute vs WPP: A Worldwide Debate
Mr. Rajen Sundaresan
May 31, 2012
The invention of Woven Polypropylene bags (WPP bags) brought a revolution in the packaging industry. It made transportation easier and provided more durability to the goods. Over the years, concern grew over the use of these bags.
Feedback is very important for any innovation to take off. I presented the prototype of the Egg Removal device at the first Global Rice Summit organised by AIREA in Karnal during February, 2011.The feedback, from many Basmati Rice exporters...
A new Centre of Learning
Mr. Vijay Setia and Dr. B. S. Modi
May 31, 2012
The agricultural growth rate in India has the potential of exceeding the 4 per cent target of the national planners-in view of the hardworking nature of our farmers. However, our farmers are starving of scientific and technical knowledge of modern agriculture.
Revolutionising Indian rice
Dr. V.P. Singh
May 31, 2012
Born in 1945, Dr. Vijay Pal Singh received his M.Sc. (Ag) in Agricultural Botany in 1966 and Ph.D. in Agricultural Botany in 1977 from Agra University. In 1968, he joined the Division of Genetics, IARI, New Delhi as a Research Assistant.
India lives in its villages
Mr. Rajen Sundaresan & Miss Nidhi Jha
May 31, 2012
In recent years the concept of sustainable development has become fundamental to a nation’s overall success. The process of sustainable development is more effective when local people join hands in the process of change.
Backward Integration
Mr. Rajen Sundaresan & Miss Nidhi Jha
May 31, 2012
A few years back Dr. Manmohan Singh openly admitted on a national platform that the Agriculture Extension Services in India had failed. He called for a review and reworking of extension approaches. He suggested that the onus of technology transfer....
In favour of Brown Rice
Rajen Sundaresan & Miss Nidhi Jha
May 31, 2012
As the second largest produced cereal in the world, Rice is the staple food and an important source of nutrition for millions. The grain is so highly valued that in Asian countries like Thailand, the translation of the word ‘to eat’ literally means ‘to eat rice.’
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