Arupratan Ghosh is a visionary agricultural technologist, who is driven to solving the crisis that food production industry is expected to face in the coming years. His goal is to reach out to farmers and researchers who may be otherwise unaware of the advances in specific fields of agriculture. The goal is that every piece of cultivated land should be optimally productive.
He did his B.Sc. (Ag.) Hons, with Agri-engineering and Soil Science, and also did M.Sc. (Ag.) in Soil and Water Conservation from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, West Bengal.
He has acquired vast experience in rural and agricultural development works. His career, in this field, spans 32 long years in 6 different organizations. He has worked in all types of agro-climatic situations available in tropical and subtropical areas. His deep insight and wisdom have helped him to pioneer many novel works and has made him recognized innovator and idea provider. He tries to assimilate the recent advances in technology and to disseminate these in a manner that farmers can use in an affordable way.
He has written numerous articles in different newspapers and magazines. He has also presented his works and ideas in many scientific workshops and seminars.
In 2005, he co-authored a book “Dryland Farming – A concept of Future Agriculture”, with Dr. P. K. Jana, published by ‘Kalyani Publishers’ Ludhiana. The book was revised in 2010.
He has been awarded as one of the “Innovators of 2013” by the DST Lockheed Martin India Innovative Growth program (IIGP) for his work on bamboo greenhouse technology. He was invited to present this innovative technology in the Global Forum for Innovative Agriculture (GFIA), 2014, at Abu Dhabi.
Presently in greenhouse front, he is working to popularize bamboo greenhouse technology in hot and humid climatic conditions like India and Africa.
Design of greenhouse - the collection of Matured bamboo of desired variety - sizing, curing, treatment, and processing of sized bamboo - Arrange skilled team and necessary tools - start and complete the greenhouse.