Sharad Pawar AGRICULTURE MINISTER OLD HAND In 2009, Pawar retained the UPA I portfolio. But his alleged connection with DB Realty’s Vinod Goenka, a 2G scam accused, caused Pawar embarrassment. FARMED OUT The ministry has refused discussion on the issue of power subsidy to farmers for over a year. The Planning Commission wants it stopped. The ministry has not discussed why its Green Revolution technology failed in states like West Bengal. Senior bureaucrats have had severe differences on contentious bills such as the Seeds Bill, Land Acquisition Bill and the National Biotechnology Regulatory Authority Bill.