BHAWANIPATNA: Pest attacks are back to haunt farmers of Kalahandi district.

The monsoon was almost missing during June-July, the two crucial months of paddy transplantation, but Punjab is looking once again at reaping a record harvest.

Pranab says Bihar may see the second green revolution

Seven Eastern States appear to have brought about a Green Revolution in paddy cultivation.

GUWAHATI: State Agriculture Minister Nilamoni Sen Deka has requested Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar to enhance the subsidy to at least 50 per cent for hybrid rice, high yielding varieties

A second science-based Green Revolution is needed for increasing rice productivity as the health of rice-based systems determines the fate of Indian agriculture, Robert S. Zeigler, director general, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines, said here on Friday.

At a seminar on “Rice Research Innovations for Addressing Global Food Security in a Changing Climate” held at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in connection with the Centenary Year of the Paddy Breeding Station, he said that this revolution would be made possible by tapping innovations in genetics, molecular biology and plant physiology, and linking soil biology and chemistry.

Unless we put an end to baseless fear of GM crops, we will not be able to feed our growing population

West Bengal and Assam have failed to avail funds under Bringing Green Revolution to the Eastern India (BGREI) for FY13.

Four new varieties of seeds, two each in wheat and barley, developed by the Agriculture Research Station (ARS) at Durgapura near here, have been approved for country-wide introduction.

The All-India Wheat & Barley Improvement Research Worker’s meet, which concluded here the other day, approved a total of 10 varieties developed by various research stations after rejecting 22 others taken up for consideration.

Centre mulling alternative crops

The Union Government is looking at the possibility of replacing rice crop in Punjab and Haryana with alternative crops such as pulses, fodder and oilseeds that help in nitrogen fixation. The water-intensive rice cultivation over the years has become unsustainable in these two States and the water table has fallen to precarious levels.