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Green Revolution – II, with Eco-Responsibility!


- M. Prabhakar Rao


It is excellent if we pay less, while our Ryots get better prices – by boosting our farm productivity through another Green Revolution along with a robust & more farmer-friendly agro-products’ marketing networks via corruption-free and effective “Farmers’ Cooperatives”.   Given the impending exigency that, soon, we may need to start import the milk, in spite of our being the world’s largest producer of it, another White Revolution may also be in the offing.  But, while achieving these twin goals, we have to, consciously, avoid committing the same blunders we have done, in the past, while accomplishing the earlier revolutionsfake watches for sale


It is now recorded history that both these, have successfully, fed the hungry lots of the world & especially, India, since the sixties of the last century.  They, actually, converted our country from a net importer of basic foods (edible oils & oil seeds being one of the exceptions), to a net exporter of agro-products, albeit in a small way.  Correspondingly, it is also a widely confirmed fact that they also have contributed to the raising ‘Global Warming’ that resulted in the current day phenomenon of ‘Climate Change’, with the large scale production of the energy guzzling, Agrochemicals – inorganic fertilizers, insecticides, weedicides, etc..  The residues of these chemicals have, deteriorated, drastically, the health of both the Humans and the Animals due to the mass-scale contamination of our food-chains and water-bodies including seas, subsequently all the live stock, aqua-species – resulting in the highly depreciated digestive, metabolic & inherent infection-resistance systems of ours.  This, directly, added – along with other factors like, sedentary life-styles, acquired food habits, et al –  to the ever growing childhood obesity, early onset of puberties, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, stress, skin-disorders and all.


Further, the erratic crop failures of genetically modified (GM) seeds, resulting in the extensive suicides of our farmers has not been adequately investigated nor published, which we should do without succumbing to any form of lobbyism, on a war footing basis.  And we also have to remember that these GM seeds require heavy irrigation that has already began to show up on our significantly depleted ground-water levels, which have been steadily declining, since long, across India and elsewhere.  Thus, in the light of these realities, we should reengineer our mindsets and accordingly redesign our national policy on the G.M. seeds that were, actually, expected to give us augmented harvests, while being resistant to the pests, weeds, et al?


The synthetic Growth-Hormones like, bovine somatotropin and such others to, exponentially, swell the milk-yields in case of the milch-cattle and to accelerate the physical growth in case of poultry and other live-stock / aqua-life, raised for the human consumption, have also started to enter our bodies, thus precipitating the already debilitating human health condition as a result of the regular intake of the remainders of the harmful chemicals through the ingestion of milk, milk-products, grains, pulses, cereals, vegetables, fruit and other agro & animal-products, as previously elaborated.


“How do we do the balancing act?”


…….is our zillion dollar question, for which I propose the following suggestions, here, for a general debate before we arrive at a consensus on our national plan-of-action.


01)   Pending the development & implementation of a futuristic and far better alternative – we should deliver the plantations with only as much as is absolutely required inorganic agrochemicals, through the adaptation of all-round implementation of the drip-irrigation, as it was fruitfully done in Israel.  This would, no doubt, eliminate both the release of  excessive chemicals, consequently mitigating the scope of their leftovers poisoning our food & water chains and also the scale of irrigation, that we are, currently, forced to do;


02)   The Honorable Prime Minister should Announce a ‘National Organic Farming Mission’ under which, inter alia,  the following measures to be initiated, immediately:-


Create R&D centers with supporting budgetary grants – in all the Indian Agricultural Universities and other related research bodies,


a)     To enhance the efficacies of organic fertilizers, plant drawn insecticides, weedicides and the like;


Let us do the above, not only for wheat or rice, but also for all our traditional native, foods – Millets, Corn, jowar, bajra, vegetables, fruit, pulses and so forth – which had been staple or supplementary foods for many pockets of India, which, now, have been replaced with wheat & rice, owing to our skewed emphasis on the ‘wheat & rice alone public distribution policy’, of the last several decades;


b)    To re-invent the organically cultivated farming science & technology of all the above to improve the crops;


c)     To establish the ‘Agronomy’ of each of the above eatables;


d)    Similarly, to develop & document the Methodologies & Techniques & for organic poultry breeding, dairy farming & pisciculture;


e)     To increase the effectiveness of farmyard manure (FYM) and composts and plant based feeds to the poultry, dairy & aqua-life;


03)   Strengthen the Organic Farming, Animal Husbandry & Pisciculture Extension Mechanism, across all States;


04)   Comprehensive Capacity Building Initiative through rapid training and transfer of the healthy, organic farming techniques including the re-introduction of domestic scale production of organic fertilizers, plant based nutrition and distributive-production of all the seed derived insecticides – neem, pongamia-pinnatta, jathropha, et cetera & turmeric based bio fertilizers / liquid micro nutrient organic fertilizers & pesticides, crop-protectors, biocides and what have you?


05)   Extensive dissemination of the knowledge on organic farming animal husbandry & pisciculture science, technology, methods & techniques;


06)   Grants for public, private and public-private  R&D on plant derivatives like plant based nutrients, plant protectants, plant based growth hormones & herbal inputs, for the production on distributive-scales;


07)   Incentive schemes for the production and cheap breitling replica uk distribution of the above;


08)   Educating, Motivating and Incentivising the contribution towards ‘population stabilization’;


It is high time we realize that whatever we are, irrespective of our occupations & stations in life, we all must have three meals a day and for this, if for no other reason, the society does require economically sound “Anna-Datha”, whose population amounts to over 55%, with all our economic progress since the independence.  So the following too should be included in our current agenda.


09)   A special Act by the Parliament for the “Protection of Farmers Rights” – calling for non-bailable warrants, sever punishments & speedy adjudications in cases of willful cheating of hapless farmers – to the  nefarious traders of spurious seeds, fake fertilizers & ineffective insecticides, along with instant economic-relief to the aggrieved through constituting “The Anna-Datha Fast-Track Courts”, in all Revenue Blocks across India, as the existing Laws have proved, time and again, to be hopeless, in case of the affected farmers of such crimes;


10)   Finally, liberal crop insurance schemes to provide for quick mitigation against the abnormal monsoons and other natural calamities, which have been the order of the day, because of the outcome of the highly unpredictable environment, we have created and live in;


Also, keeping in view of the grave emergency for our lives to integrate with the Nature to ensure both a better health to all and to our animal kingdom as well as the vital necessity of ensuring the perpetual sustenance of the “Mother Earth” itself, which - if I may be allowed to use a cliché – is the only known home of the mankind, we could do with going back to basics, to make the best cheap replica watches for men of the old practices of our forefathers with the latest technological developments the soonest, whether some of us may like it or not!


M. Prabhakar Rao,

[Green, Sustainable Conduct & Eco-Responsibility Advisor]

Chief Executive, GreenTek Indika,

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