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Girish Chandra Bose : a pioneer in Indian agriculture

Author: Palit, Chittabrata

Keywords: Bose, Girish Chandra, -- 1853-1939
Agriculture

Issue Date: 2012-01

Publisher: National Council of Science Museums, Kolkata

Description: In 1881 Girish Chandra Bose went to London on a Bengal Government Scholarship for higher studies in agriculture. He believed that economic self-sufficiency was possible only through the development of agriculture. In 1886 he set up Bangabasi School for the dissemination and expansion of agricultural knowledge. Girish Chandra was a man of liberal and progressive views. The great contribution of Girish Chandra was in the field of education. According to him Indian agriculture is pre-eminently a petite culture and forms the backbone of the Indian village community of which the cultivator or ryot is the unit. The great problem of agriculture in India is the storing of water in the soil. Considering the soil, the climate, and the other conditions under which they have to work, the cattle are well adapted to the purposes of the ryot. It is true that there is never a dearth of wheat. For western India it is bajra or millet which sustains the entire belt of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. The traditional wells and tank irrigation in India particularly in south and artesian Wells in Rajasthan can be better means of rain harvesting and permanent solution to drought. To sustain agronomy, commercial agriculture has to be encouraged in area specific regions.

Description: Includes bibliographical references.

Source: National Council of Science Museums

Type: Article

Received From: National Council of Science Museums


DC Field Value
dc.contributor.author Palit, Chittabrata
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-15T10:53:23Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-15T10:53:23Z
dc.description Includes bibliographical references.
dc.date.issued 2012-01
dc.description.abstract In 1881 Girish Chandra Bose went to London on a Bengal Government Scholarship for higher studies in agriculture. He believed that economic self-sufficiency was possible only through the development of agriculture. In 1886 he set up Bangabasi School for the dissemination and expansion of agricultural knowledge. Girish Chandra was a man of liberal and progressive views. The great contribution of Girish Chandra was in the field of education. According to him Indian agriculture is pre-eminently a petite culture and forms the backbone of the Indian village community of which the cultivator or ryot is the unit. The great problem of agriculture in India is the storing of water in the soil. Considering the soil, the climate, and the other conditions under which they have to work, the cattle are well adapted to the purposes of the ryot. It is true that there is never a dearth of wheat. For western India it is bajra or millet which sustains the entire belt of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. The traditional wells and tank irrigation in India particularly in south and artesian Wells in Rajasthan can be better means of rain harvesting and permanent solution to drought. To sustain agronomy, commercial agriculture has to be encouraged in area specific regions.
dc.source National Council of Science Museums
dc.format.extent 37-40p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher National Council of Science Museums, Kolkata
dc.subject Bose, Girish Chandra, -- 1853-1939
Agriculture
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.issuenumber 1
dc.format.medium text
DC Field Value
dc.contributor.author Palit, Chittabrata
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-15T10:53:23Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-15T10:53:23Z
dc.description Includes bibliographical references.
dc.date.issued 2012-01
dc.description.abstract In 1881 Girish Chandra Bose went to London on a Bengal Government Scholarship for higher studies in agriculture. He believed that economic self-sufficiency was possible only through the development of agriculture. In 1886 he set up Bangabasi School for the dissemination and expansion of agricultural knowledge. Girish Chandra was a man of liberal and progressive views. The great contribution of Girish Chandra was in the field of education. According to him Indian agriculture is pre-eminently a petite culture and forms the backbone of the Indian village community of which the cultivator or ryot is the unit. The great problem of agriculture in India is the storing of water in the soil. Considering the soil, the climate, and the other conditions under which they have to work, the cattle are well adapted to the purposes of the ryot. It is true that there is never a dearth of wheat. For western India it is bajra or millet which sustains the entire belt of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. The traditional wells and tank irrigation in India particularly in south and artesian Wells in Rajasthan can be better means of rain harvesting and permanent solution to drought. To sustain agronomy, commercial agriculture has to be encouraged in area specific regions.
dc.source National Council of Science Museums
dc.format.extent 37-40p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher National Council of Science Museums, Kolkata
dc.subject Bose, Girish Chandra, -- 1853-1939
Agriculture
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.issuenumber 1
dc.format.medium text