Is Narmada water being made to flow in Sabarmati not supplied to city of Ahmedabad? This has furthered the idea of river...
I have been selling glass for commercial buildings talking about light, thermal/solar heat gain etc.etc..but I...
Dear Saxena ji,
Thank you for inquiry.
West facing windows can be a big source of heat, first measure which you...
Faltering steps and narrow vision thwarts decades of research
India's road networking plan, one of the few projects that are progressing ahead of schedule, is flouting a number of environmental guidelines
Contradictory state of affairs in two Uttaranchal villages highlights both potential and obstacles of organic farming. The paradox has cropped up despite two ongoing government-run programmes in the hill state to propagate the process...
Manufacturers sign declaration at the Sixth Conference of Parties (CoP-6) to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal
No fishing on island without government's permission, says Supreme Court committee
In all the media hype, the legacy left behind by the Columbia (STS-107) crew was almost forgotten -- a wealth of information gathered from more than 80 experiments
What were The Royal Indian Engineering College grads really up to? A history...
In theory, rainwater harvesting can drought-proof every village in India. In theory, drought-proofing requires strong and functioning village-level institutions. Travelling through Chattisgarh state officially declared drought-hit -- gives me a chance to see if theory and reality intersect
Learning from Lorenzo's oil
An extension of the 'pursuit of inner purity' to purer forms of energy
Located on the banks of river Niranjana in Bodhgaya, south Bihar, the holy mahabodhi tree under which Buddha sat and meditated is infested with millibugs, that are sucking the sap out of it
In the Indian context, the term 'deep sea' has very little to do with depth. It refers to India's Exclusive Economic Zone: the 188 nautical miles of waters beyond the 12-mile territorial sea.
Soon after the declaration of the Indian EEZ in 1976, there were a number of efforts to develop 'deep sea' fishing. It was, in fact, one of the few areas where foreign investment was solicited. The development efforts have consistently faltered.
On November 10, 2002, people wearing 'Bollgard' caps visited cotton farmer R Narsimha Reddy at his home in Aleru, a village in Nalgonda, Andhra Pradesh. Bollgard cotton (Bt cotton) is Monsanto's proprietary gene technology developed to defend the pest-prone cotton crop from the notorious bollworm. Seeds impregnated with a toxic gene from the bacterium Bacillus thurigensis (Bt) are marketed in India by the Mahyco-Monsanto joint venture, in which the US agrochemical giant holds a 26 per cent stake.
Reddy's visitors were interested in knowing how his Bt cotton crop was faring
At the time of Independence, India saw 'big' science and technology as the only way ahead. Perhaps with good reason. Fifty-odd years later, though, there are many who wonder whether the opportunity cost of investment in science and technology is reflected in the dearth of even basic facilities like drinking water to a majority of Indians. Those disenchanted by science in the face of continued poverty and widening inequality, as well as those who recognise its limits, ask: Now what? What lies beyond science?
Prime Minister Vajpayee is terribly interested in rural development these days. On his birthday he inaugurated Swajaldhara, a nation-wide water conservation programme, and promised a drought-stricken rural populace that every village would have water by 2004. In December 2002 he addressed and heard out a rare gathering of panchayat leaders in Delhi. There, he promised to amend the Panchayati Raj Act, enabling central funds to be directly routed to village panchayats. Moreover, he has met district rural development agency chief executives. State rural development ministers have been asked to update him on programmes. There is a plan to call a meeting of chief ministers, to ask them to take rural growth more seriously
The Indian plate is underthrusting the Eurasian plate by 4 to 5 centimetres a year. But our scientists move even slower. Are they waiting for the Big One to come, again without warning?