Crops

Mutation Breeding for Crop Improvement

Crop improvement programmes through induced mutations were initiated nine decades ago. Nearly 3250 mutant varieties belonging to about 175 plant species have been developed and released. India has made a significant contribution in crop improvement through mutation breeding.

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Flood-Prone Areas | Requisites for a Coordinated Response

Flood prone areas of India The tragedy of the monsoons is often floods and landslides -- 2017 was no different. The Government of India claims that by July 28, 2017, a period by when the monsoons had made their onset over most of India, about 600 deaths have occurred across the country due to floods and landslides. The government made this announcement during the declaration of compensation to the tune INR 500 crores for flood victims in Gujarat, where heavy showers and subsequent flooding claimed...

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Organic Cultivation- A Boon for Small Farmers

Organic cultivation is a form of farming that does not introduce any synthetic elements into crop habitats. All the inputs utilized in this form of cultivation are organic i.e. elements that form part of biochemical inputs that are utilized by crop plants. As such it can be said to be a form of farming based on a symbiosis between humans and nature. https://www.geographyandyou.com/agriculture/organic-farming/organic-agriculture-prospects-and-potential/ Organic farming uses natural processes as the model...

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Farmer’s Incomes and Agrarian Crisis

A strong trend towards agricultural diversification from food to commercial crops and from enterprise to allied activities is emerging. This shift is driven by both, state policies and the domestic market and has a bearing upon small and marginal landholders.

Agriculture # Crops

The GM food Imbroglio

Genetically modified crops have been under scrutiny for being unhealthy, destroying the traditional cropping practices and yet they seem to be providing answers to burgeoning food requirements. A careful system of scientific monitoring has to be in place prior to the induction of such endeavours in India.

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Mutation Breeding for Crop Improvement in India

Crop improvement programmes through induced mutations were initiated nine decades ago. Nearly 3250 mutant varieties belonging to about 175 plant species have been developed and released. India has made a significant contribution in crop improvement through mutation breeding.

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Sugarcane- Cultivating the sweet bounty of India

Sugarcane is an industrial crop that is extensively used in a variety of industries. This crop with its variety of uses can generate great economic prospects.

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Cultivating Rice Crop in India – A Production Update

Rice is a staple crop of India, and its importance in the country cannot be negated. The rice crop is water intensive and is becoming increasingly dependent on groundwater.

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Wheat Crop in India – the Productivity Woes

Wheat Crop has lot of importance from Indian point of view. With India being a leading consumer and producer of the Wheat, it is important to know about it

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Stevia: The Sweet Leaf

Stevia: the sweet leaf, also known as the honey herb, is nowadays being used as an alternative for sugar. It is also used to treat a gamut of problems from diabetes obesity, hypertension, physical fatigue, and heart burn to even dental decay as the leaves are endowed with significant medicinal properties. A native of Paraguay and named after the Spanish botanist P. J. Esteve, the plant has been used as a natural sweetener for centuries in South America, especially by the Guarani Indians in Paraguay....