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PGS 506 HISTORY OF AGRICULTURE                                                                                             (1L+0P) III

Objective
To learn about the evolution and achievements of agricultural science in India, lessons learnt and vision for future

UNIT I
Agriculture in ancient India: archaeological findings and literature.

UNIT II
Ancient literature on: farm implements, forecast of weather and rains, types of lands, manure, irrigation, seed and sowing, pests and their management, horticulture and arboriculture, cattle management etc.

UNIT III
Agricultural research, education and extension in pre-and post-independent India. Green revolution, success, associated problems, lessons learnt.

UNIT IV
Challenges to Indian agriculture: future needs and capabilities, environmental problems, international agriculture and partnership. Emerging scenario and expectations.

Suggested Readings

 

History of Agri Class - I, II, II

History of Agri Class - IV