Congratulations, it is an eye opener to other states that are thinking of such schemes.
In Hyderabad, the government...
Thanks. You have raised a very pertinent issue. My family is a great lover of Makhana and we use it in different ways. Slowly...
The incendiary Sardar Sarovar Dam project came to a head on March 15 this year, when Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) agitators, led by the redoubtable Medha Patkar, demonstrated in front of the ministry of environment and forests, asking the government to open the construction sluices that had been slyly closed three weeks ago.
In the shadow of the dam, the two Congress state governments of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh are wrestling out the issue of whether the dam's height ought to be reduced or not. The capricious realpolitiks of the issue often tends to smother the real one -- that, in the final analysis, the dam's worth lies in what it can do to, and for, the people and the environment, not in which chief minister's job it can help keep.
A controversy boiled over when the construction sluices were closed abruptly and affected scores of people
Non-governmental organisations are taking the government's proposal for cooperation in poverty alleviation with a healthy pinch of salt
RUBENS RICUPERO, 57, Brazil's suave and diplomatic minister for environment, has an unenviable job: charting the destiny of the beleaguered Amazonian rainforests, the source of...
Physicists offer a radical theory to facilitate understanding of the phenomenon of inertia
A software package allows material in unfamiliar Indian languages to be read in 10 others
Recent studies indicate that the greater the weight of babies at birth, the less prone they are to heart disease during their riotous adult years
Examining hair fibres could help determine when South Americans graduated from hunting vicunas to herding llamas
Porous layers of slurry, zapped with electricity, may revolutionise the treatment of contaminated clay soils
The aurora borealis is caused not by solar flares but by gigantic portions of the corona flowing out of the Sun
Forget dugout canoes and catamarans -- take a ride on a sewn boat
Traditional sailors are skilled in roaming the seas with nature as their guide
Maritime communities were discriminated against, but their technology is by no means inferior
Although India has a maritime history that dates back to the Harappan period, the conservation of its marine heritage has languished
Waste has become a global problem, and is demanding curative technologies that require almost preternatural efficiency to execute. And that keep collapsing nevertheless.
The Indian Ocean's boat-building and navigational techniques, though largely ignored, have survived over thousands of years
The mercurial success -- and equally rapid collapse -- of Germany's package recycling system is forcing a rethink on waste management policy
Asian countries risk becoming the dumping ground for the world's burgeoning waste trade
Beware of waste that can be recycled
Two legislations on plant genetic resources have been proposed. But who benefits?
Breeder's have a monopoly in seed transactions under the proposed plant variety legislation
Will the Plant Varieties Bill and the proposed Biodiversity Bill really help the farmers and the poor?
Under GATT it is illegal for farmers to sell seeds, but this can be ignored if the transactions are small, says the GATT chief
European companies fear that the plethora of environmental protection laws may blunt their competitive edge
In the face of mounting criticism at home and abroad, Japan's fast-breeder reactor programme is on the mat
The European Community has opposed injecting cows with the controversial hormone bovine somatrophin to boost milk production
Domesticating wild birds reduces their lifespan
It's high time that we invested wisely in a robust environment, a prerequisite for public health
The Calcutta tramcar system, perhaps the only eco-friendly feature in the city's ruined landscape, is heading towards extinction
Illegal marijuana cultivation leads to a systematic butchering of the rich rainforests of Kerala
Cattle in western Rajasthan struggle for survival as pastures continue to shrink
The increasing demand for organic food is causing shortages and adulteration
After years of killing his fields with pesticides and fertilisers, a sapota grower rediscovered cultivation without chemicals
Timely practices of mulching, watering and pruning have allowed the Kachares to thrive on "barren" ground
After setting the trend of grape cultivation in Sangli district, Ganapathyrao Mhetre is all set to introduce organic farming techniques
Schoolchildren in Uttar Pradesh delighted themselves collecting leaves and plants for a unique biodiversity competition