Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Seed Crusader of India

Fortunate: we had with us one of the best agricultural scientists of India yesterday at Sambalpur.  Prakash Singh Raghuvanshi, an eight standard drop out, who is just a three and half acre small farmer, has developed 100s of indigenous seed varieties with wonderful production capacities.  He distributes his seeds for free to framers and asks to multiply them.  Ironically, our government goes to the MNCs to beg for terminator seeds...

Ranjan Panda

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