The ‘Reviving the Green Revolution’ initiative was operationalised by the Sir Ratan Tata Trust
Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust
in April 2002, to promote diversification in agriculture to make it sustainable and economically profitable, especially to small and marginal farmers. The overall success within the initiative, coupled with a major expansion and coverage under the projects, encouraged the Trust to upscale the level of funding individual projects to a centralized organization with a dedicated team through operationalizing the “Reviving Green Revolution (RGR) Cell”. The Cell, established in 2008, is now a registered body housed in PAU with formal institutional structure and is responsible for prioritization of thrust areas of funding in PAU, besides monitoring progress of ongoing projects. Moreover, the Cell also functions as an idea incubator.
The key objectives of the RGR Cell are to:
- support large scale activities for adoption of technologies by the farmers in prime areas of concern in agriculture.
- support development departments of state governments and the private sector in frontline extension activities for increasing agricultural productivity and augmenting economy of farmers.
- support activities that build market linkages of farmers, growth of subsidiaries and encourage agro-based entrepreneurship.
- support researchable issues in agricultural universities to fill in the gaps of agricultural technologies developed.