Thursday, 17 February 2011

Agricultural Biotechnology Part 2

With increasing population and the concern about food quality organic farming has gained focus in the recent past in India. Farmers in India are looking at the GM seeds, biofertilizers, biopesticides, which they expect more from their investments and also increase productivity. Farmers currently receive a premium for organic products. With this I am able to export their products at much higher prices. Much research initiatives have been launched to explore in the area of new technologies and new UPS tie and joint ventures were set up and get approvals from the government on technologies to improve agricultural yields and use a decent

GM seeds

The challenge to feed the production of more food grains to a growing population of India already has a billion exceeded with fewer resources companies such as Mahyco, Monsanto, Syngenta, Hindustan Lever bought, Advanta invest in GM crops. It was in 2002, a joint venture called Mahyco Monsanto and Mahyco-Monsanto Biotech AG has given the green signal from Indian government for commercial production and sale of Bt cotton (Bollgard) were obtained in six southern states of India.

Making a lot of awareness-raising campaigns to get in contact with the farmers to inform them of the benefits of using seeds that are resistant to pests, diseases, herbicides should be told and cultures, tolerance to drought, cold, salinity and other harsh environments. This will lead to trust between farmers and people in the industry.

Biofertilizers, biopesticides

In addition to genetically modified seeds are given to farmers also looking bio-fertilizers, biopesticides more benefits. Now farmers use Bt-based formulations, viruses such as NPV and GV, and neem-based pesticides. To meet the growing demand, the industry is to scale up investment in bio-fertilizers and biopesticides. conservative estimate shows that 10 percent will result in savings through the use of organic fertilizer to annual savings of 1.094 million tons of nitrogen fertilizer at a cost of about RS 550 crore.


A look at the opportunities in the biofuels sector has the central government to promote the initiative in this sector in a big way. The total consumption of ethanol-blended petrol would be 4.6 million tons per year. This industry not only helps the sugarcane farmers, sugar cane is used as a raw material for ethanol production, but also helps the security of oil than to trust and environmental benefits. E 'can save foreign currency for an amount of Rs 80,000 crore, while imports from India by 70 per cent of its crude oil requirements.