New technologies key to attaining food security

New technologies key to attaining food security
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India’s population is expected to reach 150 crore mark by the year 2030 and it will be a big challenge to ensure food security for all, said the Telangana University Vice-Chancellor, C. Partha Sarathi. In view of the massive increase in the population and near saturation in the food grains production in our country, he stated that new technologies will play a key role in ensuring food security.

Dichpally: India’s population is expected to reach 150 crore mark by the year 2030 and it will be a big challenge to ensure food security for all, said the Telangana University Vice-Chancellor, C. Partha Sarathi. In view of the massive increase in the population and near saturation in the food grains production in our country, he stated that new technologies will play a key role in ensuring food security for all.

Participating as chief guest at the inauguration of National Seminar on “Omic Technologies for Better Food and Nutrition,” organized by the Department of Biotechnology here at TU on Thursday, he explained that the climate change was posing a serious threat to agriculture in the country as it has cascading impact on the production of food grains. Quoting eminent scientist, M S Swaminathan, who is considered as father of Green Revolution in India, Mr Partha Sarathi stated that the Green Revolution must be turned into ‘Evergreen Revolution.’

He added that Omic technologies and plant genome projects and other innovations would hopefully come to the rescue of the mankind from the extreme weather conditions caused due to other climate change issues. Emeritus Professor Subash Karampuri, who delivered the keynote address, said that providing nutritious food to millions is the biggest challenge in the years to come.

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