; Bibekananda Ray
Globalisation has significantly influenced India's industrial policies and practices. Models of holistic development, envisaged and practisedby Mahatma Gandhi, RabindranathTagore,Jayaprakash Narayan,VinobaBhave.and PannalalDasguptahave been ignored by our planners. Applied science and IT-based technologies are radically transforming societies.
High-yielding varieties of foodgrainand other crops have reached a plateau. Farming has become expensive with increasing prices of seeds, pesticides, fertilisers and other modern inputs.
Food insecurity is looming large in India, as in many other countries. The food intake came down to 155 kg per …