The \'green revolution\' has\' increased the total food production in the country from 55 million tonnes of food grains during the fifties to 209 million tonnes in recent years. Both basic and applied agricultural research are responsible for this endeavour. Agricultural Universities, State Department of Agriculture, ICAR and other private agencies have got themselves involved in this process. Most of the agricultural research till date has however concentrated on improving cereals, while oil seeds and pulses have not received much attention.
High yields
by S M Shanthaveerabhadraiah, The Deccan Herald, 04 November, 2003