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Modern Concepts & Developments in Agronomy

The State of Indian Agronomy: Introduction of Modern Methods

  • Open or Close Pranab Roy*

    Haldia Institute of Technology, India

    *Corresponding author: Pranab Roy, Haldia Institute of Technology, India

Submission: January 12, 2018; Published: April 13, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/MCDA.2018.02.000526

ISSN: 2637-7659
Volume2 Issue1


Since our independence, India was a net importer of food grains to meet our domestic needs. We used to import wheat from USA under PL480 scheme and also oilseeds, pulses etc. from Australia. However, after the green revolution ushered in mid-60’s, the country became self sufficient in food production. The annual production of food grains increased from 50 Million Metric Tonnes (mmt) to 200mmt in a span of 20 years, a remarkable achievement. This was possible due to the introduction of high yielding varieties of seeds, dwarf varieties of rice and wheat and usage of chemical fertilizers, insecticides, pesticides and fungicides.

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