Renewed focus on soil health

Monday, 12 Mar 2018 | RAJESH AGGARWAL | in Oped

The pressures of constantly increasing production have resulted in a persistent decline in soil fertility — this is the major challenge that Indian agriculture is facing Increasing penetration of agricultural inputs has helped the Indian farmer achieve record food grain production year-after-year. As per available data, the Government estimates an all-time...

Hand that feeds needs nurturing

Tuesday, 03 Jun 2014 | RAJESH AGGARWAL | in Oped

Agriculture continues to remain the backbone of the country’s economy. If it lags behind, it will surely drag down growth, writes RAJESH AGGARWAL India achieved a record food grain production of 259.29 million tonnes in the 2011-2012 crop year. The output was an increase over the previous crop year's production of...

Agro-chemical industry must grow up

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | RAJESH AGGARWAL | in Oped

Unless this sector looks beyond re-producing generic substances and invests significantly in research and development to generate new molecules, it will neither be able to realise its full potential nor contribute to national development, writes RAJESH AGGARWAL Much like the pharmaceutical sector, India’s agro-chemical industry too has thrived on making generic...


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