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    Prof Shanthu Shantharam

  • Visiting Professor, Seed Science Centre, University of Iowa, USA: Was the President of Biologistics International (www.biologistics.us), a biotech management and consulting company in the USA, and a former senior research scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Institute of International Affairs and Public Policy’s Science, Technology, and Environment Program at Princeton University.
  • Dr Umakant Mishra

  • India Information Service (Retd). Formerly Principal Director, Press Information Bureau, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting; Director General, Directorate of Advertising & Visual Publicity, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting; Chairman, National Media Campaign Committee on Flagship Schemes, Prime Minister’s Office.
  • Dr C D Mayee

  • C D Mayee is former chairman of the Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). He was also former co-chairman of the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) and head of the Agriculture Ministry’s committee on Endosulfan. He was also Co-chair of the apex regulatory body, GEAC of Ministry of Environment, Govt. of India (since 2006). President, Patron, Chairperson of several academic professional societies, Dr Mayee is invited to deliver thematic talks in special policy groups. Dr Mayee is a Fellow of Maharashtra Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Agricultural Sciences.
  • Dr Jay G Varshney

  • Dr Varshney, currently a Professor, Agriculture and Environment Sciences, National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM), a Deemed University at Sonipat in Haryana. He was former Director, Directorate of Weed Science Research, Indian Council of Agriculture Research ICAR, Government of India and with Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kanpur. Dr Varshney has vast experience in teaching, research, management and consultancy. He has also served as Principal Scientist which is equivalent to University Professor in Agricultural Research Service of ICAR. He has authored 12 books and over 250 research and other publications.
Interviews

Policies are responsible for poverty of farmers, India: Anil Ghanwat

27 Aug 2020

Mr Anil Ghanwat
President, Shetkari Sanghatana
 

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Name : Mr Anil Ghanwat

Designation : President, Shetkari Sanghatana

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Name : Dr Bindu R. Pillai

Designation : Acting Director and Head, Aquaculture Production and Environment Division, ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture

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Name : Dr O.P. Yadav

Designation : Director, ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur

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Name : Ravishankar C.N.

Designation : Director, Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (ICAR-CIFT)

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Name : Shubh Swain

Designation : Asst Director, Tata Cornell Institute, TARINA

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EDITOR'S NOTE

13 Jul 2020

Uniting India's farmers: FPOs will strengthen the rural economy

The proposed creation of ten thousand new Farmers’ Producer Organizations (FPOs) until 2023-24 by the government is a big step in the right direction. The empowerment of farmers in a country where 86 perce