Experts have pointed out the need to set up an environmental surveillance centre for Vembanad lake with statutory powers to check the increasing pollution in the lake.

Over 1.14 lakh get degrees at the 80th convocation of Annamalai University

On the occasion of the 80th annual convocation of Annamalai University on Thursday, M.S. Swaminathan, Chairman of the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, asked the university to promote seawater farming. Delivering the convocation address, Mr. Swaminathan said the founders of Annamalai University had established the Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology at Parangipettai with great vision. Its role was quite important at a time when humanity was facing the travails of climate change, global warming and marine pollution.

In the event of climate changes occurring due to an increase in temperature,the world will face a common but differentiated impact.

Saving the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) — the centrepiece of UPA-I’s achievements in the social welfare sector — from its many critics in government and the m

With several states reeling under a drought-like situation as they await the monsoon, experts have pointed out that not enough is being done to deal with the situation arising out of scanty rainfall.

Drought management, they say, assumes significance in view of changing weather patterns. “We are not prepared to handle the effects of climate change on agriculture. It is reflected through our management of drought situation in states like Karnataka, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh,” veteran agricultural scientist M.S. Swaminathan told IANS.

Renowned agriculture scientist M.S. Swaminathan has called for ensuring the sustainability of agriculture, while promoting indigenous varieties of food grains.

He lauded the provisions of the Food Security Act, which acknowledges the right to food. He said tribal people and the rural folk are a treasure house of wisdom when it came to traditional methods of cultivation. He spoke of the relevance of crops such as pokkali rice.

While leading nations of the world are engaged in conflicts over the entire range of physical resources, from rare earth minerals to oil, this week the U.S. recognised the importance of a resource that matters much more to the vast numbers of the poor the world over — water.

It was recognition of the importance of efficient water use in agricultural practices that undergirded the announcement of this year's winner of World Food Prize (WFP), Israeli scientist Daniel Hillel.

Says educated youth can be attracted to create skilled jobs

Introducing modern technology and bringing in educated youth in the primary agriculture sector will help Kerala produce its annual requirement of four million tonnes of rice from the one million hectares of land under paddy in the State, M.S. Swaminathan, visionary agriculture scientist, said here on Sunday.

New Delhi Noted agricultural scientist MS Swaminathan on Thursday urged the government to invest in building infrastructure for post-harvest technology before it implements the food security Bill.

Pointing out a huge mismatch between grain production and storage facilities, Swaminathan said for ensuring adequate supply of grain under the food security law, a modern procurement system needs to be in place.

Says national commission for farmers a must to understand their problems. Wants MSP for crops to be announced well before the sowing season