DESCRIPTION OF COURSES
PGS 506 HISTORY OF AGRICULTURE (1L+0P) III
To learn about the evolution and achievements of agricultural science in India, lessons learnt and vision for future
Agriculture in ancient India: archaeological findings and literature.
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.
Agricultural research, education and extension in pre-and post-independent India. Green revolution, success, associated problems, lessons learnt.
Challenges to Indian agriculture: future needs and capabilities, environmental problems, international agriculture and partnership. Emerging scenario and expectations.