1st Edition

Innovations in Agriculture for a Self-Reliant India

    808 Pages 744 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The book brings out an encyclopaedic picture of the potential areas of transformative Indian agriculture through innovations in science, technology, institutional and policy affairs directed in building a self-reliant India (Atmanirbhar Bharat). The book has addressed the challenges to make India free from hunger, poverty and undernutrition, and suggested interventions with focus on all-inclusiveness and sustainability, peace and prosperity, and resilience to climate and other volatilities. Most of these propositions are analogous to the Sustainable Development Goals – Agenda 2030, which India has committed to achieve. The book especially covers critical needs for development on different fragile ecosystems such as coastal, desert, hill, ravine and other marginal ecosystems. The book will act as very useful guidance for the policy makers, and development communities, and a reference document to academicians as well.
    Note: T&F does not sell or distribute the hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. This title is co-published with NIPA.

    Theme 1: Agriculture Sector in India: Challenges Now and in Future 
    1. Indian Agriculture: Issues, Challenges and Priorities 
    P.K. Ghosh, P.N. Sivalingam, Debashis Chakraborty, Debashis Mandal and Prabhat Kumar 
    2. Innovations in Agriculture: An Overview  Theme 2: New Trends and Future Research and Development in Crop Improvement 
    Jagdish Kumar, P.N. Sivalingam, Mallikarjuna, J, S.K. Jain Sridhar, J, K. Kiran Kumar, Sujay Anand and P.K. Ghosh 
    Theme 2: New Trends and Future Research and Development in Crop Improvement 
    3. New Plant Breeding Techniques and Current Trends in Plant Breeding Research 
    Kumar Durgesh, Gyan P. Mishra, Rekha Joshi and S.M.S. Tomar 
    4. Innovations in Seed Sector and Its Regulations for Atmanirbhar Bharat 
    D. Vijay 
    5. Innovations on Agrobiodiversity for Sustainable Agriculture in India 
    K.K. Gangopadhyay, Anuradha Agrawal, Gowthami R. 
    6. Innovations to Make India Self-Reliant in Edible Oil Production: The Story of Oil Palm  Theme 3: Innovations and Strategies for Abiotic Stress Management 
    R.K. Mathur, K. Manorama, B. Kalyanababu, G. Ravichandran, K. Ramachandrudu and M.V. Prasad 
    Theme 3: Innovations and Strategies for Abiotic Stress Management 
    7. Natural Resource Management for Building a Self-Reliant India 
    Debashis Mandal, Nishita Giri, Gopal Kumar and Raman Jeet Singh 
    8. Innovations in Water Management in Agriculture 
    K.G. Mandal, Dibakar Ghosh, Amod K. Thakur and R.K. Mohanty 
    9. Innovations of Controlling Desertification and in Renewable Energy 
    Priyabrata Santra, Mahesh Kumar, N.R. Panwar, R.K. Goyal, H.M. Meena, R.N. Kumawat, Akath Singh and B.L. Manjunatha 
    10. Innovations on Climate Smart Agriculture and Structural Reforms for Self-Reliant India 
    Gouranga Kar and Ritesh Saha 
    11. Carbon Neutral Roadmap for Green India 
    Shrikant Badole, Dibakar Roy, Love Kumar Singh, Ashim Datta 
    12. Innovative Solutions to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 
    P. Bhattacharyya, S. Neogi, S.R. Padhy, P.K. Dash 
    13. Disaster Management: New Strategies 
    Joydeep Mukherjee and K.K. Bandyopadhyay 
    Theme 4: Innovations and Strategies for Biotic Stress Management 
    14. New Innovations and Approaches for Biotic Stress Management of Crops 
    Kiran Kumar, J. Sridhar, V.K. Choudhary, H.K. Singh, B. Parameshwari, K.M. Senthil Kumar, Bhimeshwari Sahu, Narasimham Dokka, P.N.Sivalingam 
    15. Pest and Disease Monitoring and Surveillance for Ensuring Food Security 
    S.N. Mandal and Parimal Sinha 
    16. Novel Approaches for Biotic Stress Management in the Emerging Production System 
    Jeer, M, Sahu, M.P.and Choudhary, V.K. 
    Theme 5: Innovative Technologies for Agroecosystem Development 
    17. Innovations on Farming System Models 
    U. K. Behera 
    18. Innovative Farming Systems for Self-Reliance of Farmers in Eastern India 
    M.S. Malik, P.K. Ghosh, Pinaky Rai, Nikita Kumari and Christina Minz 
    19. Agroforestry for Sustainable Intensification in Agriculture: Necessary Structural Reforms for Self-Reliancy 
    R. Kaushal, S.B. Chavan, A.K. Handa, R. Dhiman, D. Mandal, Chhavi Sirohi, and O.P. Chaturvedi 
    20. Innovations on Hill Agriculture: Research and Development 
    Anup Das, Lopa Mudra Sahoo, Subhra Saikat Roy, Jayanta Layek, Raghavendra Singh, G.S. Yadav, Saurav Saha, M.A. Ansari, Vinay Singh, Subhash Babu, K.P. Mohapatra and B.K. Kandpal 
    21. Innovative Approaches for Agriculture in Coastal Fragile Ecosystem in India 
    Uttam Kumar Mandal, Subhasis Mandal, Tashi Dorjee Lama and Dhiman Burman 
    22. Structural Reforms for Inclusive Agricultural Growth and Self-Reliance of Bundelkhand Region 
    Sunil Kumar, Gaurendra Gupta, A.K. Handa and P.K. Ghosh 
    Theme 6: New Science and Speciality Agriculture 
    23. New Vistas in Secondary Agriculture 
    Krishnasree, V., Sujatha R., Seema, B.R. and Archana, P. 
    24. Trends in Hi-Tech Agriculture Sector 
    Prabhat Kumar, S. Gorantiwar, S.M. More, Awani Kumar Singh and Pinaki Roy 
    25. Use of Space Technology in Agriculture: Innovations for a Change of Paradigm 
    Debashis Chakraborty, Sunayan Saha and Saurav Saha 
    26. Role of Digital Solutions in Agricultural Sector 
    Gopal, U. Shinde, Prabhat Kumar and P.K. Ghosh 
    27. Waste to Wealth: Innovative Ideas and Technological Initiatives 
    Shiv Dhar, Renu Singh, Manoj Shrivastava and Seema Sangwan 
    28. Post-harvest Management Through Convergence of Innovation and Technology 
    Sudheer K.P., Sreelakshmi, K. Unni and Vithu Prabha 
    Theme 7: Research and Development in Allied Sectors 
    29. Research and Development, Innovations in Livestock and Fodder Sector 
    Sunil Kumar, B.G. Shivakumar, S.K. Mahanta, Deepak Upadhyay and P.K. Ghosh 
    30. New Developments in Fisheries Sector  Theme 8: Agricultural Education, Extension and Socio-economic Reforms 
    Gopal Krishna 
    31. Innovations and Reforms in Agricultural Marketing 
    R.S. Pundir, Ganga Devi and Rachana Bansal 
    32. Innovations in Infrastructure Development for Agricultural Growth 
    Pawanexh Kohli, Raka Saxena, Ritambhara Singh and Vinita Kanwal 
    33. Innovations on Extension Models for Self-Reliant India 
    P. Mooventhan, R. Roy Burman and Souvik Ghosh 
    34. Innovations on Agricultural Education and Policy 
    Prabhat Kumar and P.K. Ghosh 
    35. Structural Reforms of KVK for Atmanirbhar Bharat 
    Subrata Kumar Roy, Jyotirmayee Udgata and Partha Pratim Pal 
    Theme 9: Governance and Policy Reforms 
    36. Governance and Policy Reforms 
    P.K. Ghosh, P.N. Sivalingam, Debashis Mandal, Debashis Chakraborty and Prabhat Kumar 


    P.K. Ghosh, Director and Vice Chancellor, ICAR-National Institute of Biotic Stress Management, Baronda, Raipur, Chhattisgarh-493 225, India; Former National Coordinator, ICAR-National Agricultural Higher Education Project, KAB-II, PUSA Campus, New Delhi-110 012, India; Former Director, ICAR-IGFRI, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh-284 003, India
    Prabhat Kumar, National Coordinator, ICAR-National Agricultural Higher Education Project, KAB-II, PUSA Campus, New Delhi-110 012, India
    Debashis Chakraborty, Principal Scientist and National Fellow (ICAR), Division of Agricultural Physics, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, PUSA Campus, New Delhi-110 012, India
    Debashis Mandal, Principal Scientist and National Fellow (ICAR), Indian Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, 218, Kaulagarh Road, Near SBI Bank, Dehradun, Uttarakhand-248 195, India
    P.N. Sivalingam, Principal Scientist, ICAR-National Institute of Biotic Stress Management, Baronda, Raipur, Chhattisgarh-493 225, India