Researchers probe the secrets of how plants cope with water stress to improve crop yields.

Food prices are on the rise and not only in India. The increase has been sharper still in in other Asian counties, such as Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia and Myanmar. The continent is paying for its neglect of agricultural research and irrigation. There has neen a dwindling of prime land and shrinkage of water supplies owing to industrialisation. The UN's Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific has stated that a boost in farm productivity is the only way out of the crisis. India urgently needs another Green Revolution.

While the country is actively engaged in discussing the nuclear deal, there is little dialogue on another Indo- us deal, which is being quietly implemented. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had signed

Agricultural sector has played a major role in the economic development of the country. India has achieved self-sufficiency in the foodgrain production. We could go back to our past and see how the development has taken place. How we have reached to a state of food security from a stage of situation where a major section of our population had very little or no access to food.

India needs second green revolution to bring food security to its billion plus population, to remove distress of farming community and to make its agriculture globally competitive. For achieving these goals, yield rates of foodgrains, pulses, oilseeds, dairying and poultry, horticultural crops and vegetables needs to be enhanced.

The importance of agriculture in the development strategies of Indian economy continues to remain paramount. This paper assesses the Eleventh Five Year Plan vision and evaluates the recent performance of subdued production response to those very inputs that had been instrumental in triggering the green revolution in the past, with particular reference to ferilizers.

According to Norman Borlaug, the label Green Revolution got started in 1968, when the administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) observed that the big improvement in food production in India and Pakistan looked like a "Green Revolution." In India there is growing awareness of the compelling need for a second "Green Revolution".

In this paper an attempt has been made to demonstrate that there are enormous possibilities to increase wheat production in the country by taking some corrective measure in the production process.

This paper argues for a broader definition of agriculture than mere production of crops, in which the women in farm families participate for greater value addition to agriculture. Such an approach gives a special place to the economic empowerment of women as an objective in a search for a more gender balanced society.

the circle of Green Revolution seems to be complete. Punjab's agricultural growth of 1.86 per cent last year was just a plot in a declining graph since 1970. It is clear that the farming system