Introduction of scientific farming
About: Scientific farming
AFTER a decade of academic exercises, Indian planners have decided to incorporate the concept of agroclimatic regional planning in the Eighth Five-Year plan to ensure sustainable crop yields and spread of agriculture through ecologically-sound land and water management programmes.
"We are moving from Ram rajya to science fiction," was the initial reaction of V M Dandekar, noted economist of the Indian School of Political Economy, Pune. Later, convinced about its utility, he helped in formulating the conceptual package for this new planning approach. The idea had originated during Y K Alagh's tenure as member in charge of agriculture in the Planning Commission.
Still, the aura of fiction began to fade away only after Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao asked the Planning Commission to divert additional funds to agriculture and rural development in ...more
1) Improve water supplies by better irrigation and drainage system
Better irrigation can help developing semi-arid land to farm land and help increase yield per unit of land by enabling double cropping.
2)Use of machines such as combine harvesters and tractors
Use of machines can help improve farming efficiency.
Biotechnology is widely used ...more