Union Budget 2011-12 has allocated additional Rs.400 crores under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana for extending green revolution to the Eastern Region of the country  in continuation to the allocation made during 2010-11. These are the guidelines issued by the agriculture ministry for extending green revolution in this region.

The budget comes in the backdrop of an emerging global food crisis, caused partly by extreme weather events in some major food producing countries including China, and partly by escalating petroleum price arising from the battle for democracy in the Middle East. It also comes in the wake of continuing food inflation.

Karnal: Governor Jagannath Pahadia today stressed the need for a second Green Revolution to ensure food security for the poor. Inaugurating a conference on reproductive biotechnology at the NDRI here, he said the livestock sector could play a crucial role to overcome this problem, but improvement in the genetic potential of milch animals through the use of embryo transfer and cloning was needed.

India is facing severe food inflation due to lack of focus by the government in India and RBI is helpless in containing inflation with its monetary policy. What we need to do to tackle this long term problem is with a credible plan using organic farming to set our food coffers right before it is too late and food import become like oil imports.

This report analyses major new developments regarding genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in various regions around the world, including new evidence and testimony from Friends of the Earth International’s member groups.

LAST week, many leading figures in business, government and civil society gathered in Davos, Switzerland, for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. And Kraft Foods was there, listening and sharing what we have learnt, and urging action to tackle three of the greatest challenges facing the world today: food security, environmental degradation and economic development.

Proceedings of the ninety eighth session of the Indian Science Congess, Chennai, 2011 (Agriculture and Forestry Sciences).

In more ways than one the calendar year 2010 would go down the memory lane as a watershed year for the food and agriculture front in the country which recorded unprecedented growth rate of 4.4 per cent in July-September quarter but by December unprecedented price hike of essential food items especially left consumers in tears.

As the year comes to an end, an embattled government and the Union a

UDAIPUR: President Pratibha Patil on Wednesday called upon agricultural scientists in the country to launch

Udaipur: President Pratibha Patil on Wednesday said the country needed another Green Revolution as the population growth is set to increase on already scarce resources.