02 June, 2016

Suresh (Bhayyaji) Joshi Releases Agricultural Atlas of Madhya Pradesh In Delhi

We all know what geographical atlas is, but its time to learn and understand newly prepared "Agricultural Atlas" which gives illustrated compendium of all aspects of agriculture of Madhya Pradesh state. This was released by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sarkaryawah Suresh alias Bhaiyyaji Joshi on Wednesday at Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA) auditorium in Delhi.

Union Minister for Agriculture Radha Mohan Singh; Member of Parliament Murli Manohar Joshi; Organising Secretary of Bharatiya Kisan Sangh Dinesh Dattatreya Kulkarni and Chairman of the IGNCA Ram Bahadur Rai addressed the gathering.

The Agricultural Atlas is a bilingual illustrated compendium of all aspects of agriculture in Madhya Pradesh comprises detailed maps on the geography, rivers, soils, climate, demography, livestock, changing cropping patterns and production of different crops in the State.


The map also rigorously records the extraordinary growth in all aspects of agriculture that has taken place in Madhya Pradesh during the last about one and a half decades. It has made Madhya Pradesh the fastest growing state in agriculture and the state with the largest share of agriculture in the state domestic product.

The Atlas is produced jointly by the Centre for Policy Studies and the Madhya Pradesh Council for Science and Technology. 

Dr. J. K. Bajaj, Director, Centre for Policy Studies, has submitted the presentation on the contents of this Atlas.

Resource Atlases of Datia and Tikamgarh districts in Hindi were also released in this occasion. This was probably the first function organised by IGNCA after it was revamped by the Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma, in which top RSS functionary was present. Former VC of Kushabhau Thakre Journalism University of Raipur, Sachchindanand Joshi was appointed as its Member –Secretary and senior journalist Ram Bahadur Rai as President.

The function was attended by many top RSS pracharaks and swayamsevaks including the secretary of Vijnan Bharati Jay Kumar.

Hinting at the changes to come in the future, Joshi said that the centre has completed 25 years. “Now the Minister has asked us to formulate the vision for the next 25 years”, he added. He said that they want to throw the IGNCA open to all sections in order to make it inclusive in character.

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