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Essay on the India’s Agri Vision 2020

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ii. Enhancing productivity through evolution of high-yielding hybrids and varieties. iii. Research on diversification, quality improvement, post-harvest technology, value-addition and export-oriented commodities. iv. Sustaining enhanced productivity of irrigated agriculture and judicious development and use of energy, especially renewable sources of energy. v. Characterization and development of sustainable land-use models for rainfed agriculture in high-rainfall areas. […]

Essay on National Horticultural Mission of India

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The Government has cleared a Centrally- sponsored scheme on National Horticulture Mission (NHM) with an outlay of Rs. 2,300-crore in the Tenth Plan. This is likely to bring under horticultural crops about 33 lakh hectares additional area and to rejuvenate 16 lakh hectares of senile plantation by the end of the Eleventh Five Year Plan […]

Short Essay on Natural Farming

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Principles of Natural Farming: The following steps are important to make farming in natural way. 1. No cultivation-stirring of the soil by plough 2. No chemical fertilizers-addition of crop residues and organic manures 3. No tillage-mulching with plant materials 4. No dependence on chemicals-plant extracts can be used for plant protection The main purpose of […]

Essay on National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture

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The Mission acknowledges that the risks to the Indian agriculture sector due to climatic variabilities and extreme events would be accentuated at multiple levels including at the levels of crop or livestock, farm or cropping system and the food system. Adverse impacts on agricultural production would be severe in the absence of appropriate adaptation and […]

Essay on the National Agriculture Innova­tion Project (NAIP)

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Objectives: 1. To give the agricultural research and technology development system an explicit development and business perspective through innovative models. 2. To make the National Agricultural Research System a ‘pluralistic’ system where every organisation having stake in agricultural research: public, private or civil society, has to play a role. 3. Working in well defined partnership […]

Importance of Field Design and Test of Significance in Agriculture

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2. Experimental Units: Experimental material is divided into a number of ultimate units to which the treatments are applied and are known as experimental units. 3. Experimental Material: This is the name given to the material on which the experiment is performed e.g., a field, soil, patients in a hospital etc. Basic Principles of Field […]

Advantages and Disadvantages of Greenhouse Technology to Agriculture

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i. It can be called as “food factories” ii It includes many of the followings: (i) Bench/Beds. (ii) Misters/pogger. (iii) Drainage. (iv) Light (Fluorescent/PAR lamps). (v) Heating & cooling system. (vi) Irrigation systems. (vii) Co, enrichment. (viii) Controlled system. Benefits: (i) Raising crop anywhere, anytime, any crop. (ii) Yield is maximum. (iii) High Quality product […]

Use of Biotechnology in Agriculture – Essay

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India has lagged much behind in commercializing the GM crops. In May 2002, three cotton hybrids have been cleared by Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC). The increase in yield is to the extent of 10-15% with IPM and a considerable saving in pesticides. India has identified 12 major field crops (Rice, What, Maize, Sorghum, Cotton, […]

Short Notes on “Blindness” – Causes, Prevention and Control

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In India nearly 12 million blind people exist and the number is gradually increasing due to industrialisation, malnutrition, poverty and so many other factors discussed below. Causes of Blindness: (i) Communicable diseases responsible for blindness are smallpox, measles, leprosy, trachoma and sexually transmitted diseases. (ii) Non-communicable diseases responsible for blindness are diabetes, hypertension, and diseases […]

Essay on Sustainable Agriculture in India

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Characteristics of sustainable agriculture: Maintaining a diversity of plant and animal species as a basis for ecological balance. i. Sustainable use of local resources. ii. Minimal purchase of inputs. iii. No adverse effects to the environment. Need for sustainable agriculture: i. For sustainable use of inputs. ii. Low input for high return. iii. To improve […]