13 types of crops improves yield, vigor and short life cycle of Rice & Wheat: Scientist


Scientist discovered 13 different types of crops which could improve the yield, vigour and short lifecycle of principal cereals and food-grain likely to bring revolution in the field Rice and Wheat cultivation in various parts of the Country. This was stated by Dr. P. L. Gautam former vice chancellor of G.B. Pant University and Technology Pantnagar (Uttrakhand) while delivering popular lecture series at Govt. Degree College, Bilaspur organised by Himachal Pradesh Council for Science, Technology and Environment today.


Dr. Gautam who had been work with National Bureau of Plant Genetics Resources shared his experience with the students and emphasised at the determination to do something is must and can bring out great differences in your own life and also in others. “As a scientist, I discovered 13 types of crops with improved yield, vigour and short life cycle could make the revolution in the field of rice and wheat cultivation in various parts of the country.” he informed.


He emphasised that science not only enhances your knowledge and understanding and also changes the way of thinking and in this language plays a vital role. ”In order to encourage students in developing scientific attitude and also to take up science and technology in the future.” he said. He narrated the discoveries and inventions of several great scientists like Archimedes Galileo, Newton, Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Marie Curie etc. These scientists were from the humble background not great students in schools but had the zest of discovery. Dr. Manoj Kumar Patairiya, Director, CSIR, National Institute of Science Communication and Dr. Manoj Kumar Patairiya, Director, CSIR, National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources, said in life we don’t need to be the great scientist but we need to have the scientific analytical temperament.


He gave an example of drinking water which could be purified by using several layers of clean cotton cloth which could prevent about 65% of water-borne diseases. Rest could be taken care of if we stop throwing industrial waste and effluent in water bodies. Students must question their teachers and seek reasons. Accepting thing as told is not scientific. He also quoted an example of death due to carbon-monoxide poisoning in newspapers. Proper reporting with reasons is not done. Several lives are lost due to repeated similar accidents such small science would bring big impact. The lecture was attended by about 400 college and school students.

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