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  • Father’s Day 2021 | WHO chief scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan says she learnt how to handle criticism, solve problems from her father M.S. Swaminathan Jun 13, 2021 01:56 PM IST

    Father’s Day 2021 | WHO chief scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan says she learnt how to handle criticism, solve problems from her father M.S. Swaminathan

    When M.S. Swaminathan, known as the Father of India’s Green Revolution, faced criticism about the effects of pesticides, he did not take it the wrong way but looked for solutions instead, she remembers.

  • ICAR Entrance exam date 2020: NTA to conduct test for UG programmes in agriculture on September 7-8 Aug 24, 2020 06:45 PM IST

    ICAR Entrance exam date 2020: NTA to conduct test for UG programmes in agriculture on September 7-8

    ICAR entrance exam date 2020 will be conducted by NTA on September 7-8. Date for downloading ICAR exam admit card will be declared soon on nta.ac.in

  • ICAR says gathering inputs from global research bodies on 'mystery seeds' parcels Aug 10, 2020 07:02 PM IST

    ICAR says gathering inputs from global research bodies on 'mystery seeds' parcels

    ICAR has started interacting with global agriculture research institutes on this issue and is gathering inputs about the suspicious parcels.

  • PM to open 1st Int'l Agrobiodiversity Congress tomorrow Nov 05, 2016 04:42 PM IST

    PM to open 1st Int'l Agrobiodiversity Congress tomorrow

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will tomorrow inaugurate the first International Agrobiodiversity Congress in the national capital where 900 delegates from 60 countries will discuss conservation of genetic resources.

  • 270 million ton foodgrain production expected this year: ICAR Jun 25, 2016 12:16 PM IST

    270 million ton foodgrain production expected this year: ICAR

    The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) said a production of 270 million tons of foodgrains was expected during the kharif and rabi seasons this year, thanks to the forecast of a normal monsoon

  • No order to states to limit water-intensive crop farming: Govt May 10, 2016 07:04 PM IST

    No order to states to limit water-intensive crop farming: Govt

    "There is no central or state law under which cultivation of water-intensive and water-guzzling crops can be restricted. However, steps are being taken to promote less water requiring crops like oil seeds, pulses, coarse cereals etc in drought-prone areas," Minister of State for Agriculture Mohanbhai Kundariya said.

  • Health research budget risen by 13% in FY 2016-17: Govt Apr 26, 2016 04:20 PM IST

    Health research budget risen by 13% in FY 2016-17: Govt

    Naik said a separate research budget is earmarked for other scientific organisations, including department of science and technology, department of Bio-Technology and Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICMR).

  • Wheat output may drop for 2nd year straight due to warm winter Jan 03, 2016 04:37 PM IST

    Wheat output may drop for 2nd year straight due to warm winter

    Wheat output had declined to 88.95 MT in 2014-15 due to poor monsoon and unseasonal rains in February-March, as against a record 95.85 MT achieved in the previous year. Sowing of wheat, a major rabi (winter) crop, begins from October and harvest starts from April. for 2nd year straight due to warm winter

  • 'Technology, infra key to second green revolution' Jul 02, 2015 11:51 AM IST

    'Technology, infra key to second green revolution'

    This is where biotechnology, genetically modified (GM) crops and marker assisted breeding technology will help," G Padmanaban of Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, told agency here.

  • Fish Processing Plant to be set up in Himachal Pradesh Apr 29, 2011 06:39 PM IST

    Fish Processing Plant to be set up in Himachal Pradesh

    With a view to increase the Trout fish production by more than five times in the Himalayan region, the National Fisheries Development Board in collaboration with Indian Council of Agricultural Research has decided to set up a fish processing centre in Patlikuhal.

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