Pioneer of ZBNF (Zero Budget Natural Farming) in India: Subhash Palekar
Subhash Palekar is an Indian agriculturist who practiced zero budget agriculture and wrote many books on natural farming. He was born in Maharashtra & was awarded with one of highest civilian award Padma shri (2016)
Father of Agronomy: Pietro de’Crescenzi
- Pietro de’Crescenzi collected many literatures related to Agronomy in his book ‘Opus Ruralium Kamo Daram’ (Latin) for the first time. That is why he is called as Father of Agronomy.
- Jethro Tull wrote a book ‘Horse Hoeing Husbandry’ on which basis ‘seed drill’ & ‘Horse drawn cultivator’ were developed. The words ‘weed’ & ‘zero tillage’ were also firstly used by him.
Father of Global Green Revolution: Dr. N E Borloug
Dr. N E Borloug is also a wheat scientist. He also won ‘World Food Prize’ (1970). He is known as Father of Green Revolution at global level.
Father of Golden Revolution: Nirpakh Tutej
- The period between 1991 to 2003 is known as the period of Golden Revolution in India. The Golden revolution is related to the production of honey and horticulture.
- It is a part of the important agricultural revolutions of India. Nirpakh Tutej is considered to be the Father of The Golden Revolution in India.
Father of ‘White Revolution’: Dr. Verghese Kurian
Social entrepreneur whose “billion-liter idea”, made dairy farming India’s largest self-sustaining industry and the largest rural employment sector providing a third of all rural income. It made India the world’s largest milk producer.
Father of Golden Rice: Ingo Potrykus
- Golden Rice was engineered from normal rice by Ingo Potrykus and Peter Beyer in the 1990s to
help improve human health.
- Golden Rice produces beta-carotene, a molecule that becomes vitamin A when metabolized by
Credit of success of KVK: Dr. Chandrika Prasad
Krishi Vidnyan Kendra (KVK) were established on the recommendation of Mohan Singh Mehta committee. First KVK was started in Pondicherry in 1974.
Father of modern ecology: E P Odum (Eugene P Odum)