Exploiting earthworms for fertilisers
Vermicampost - worm excreta - is emerging as a feasible substitute for chemical fertilisers
Farming by extension
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Villagers unite to conserve resources
The Academy of Development Sciences has brought tribals in the Konkan region of Maharashtra together to make efficient use of scarce resources.
What rural folk need is motivation
V B SALUNKE, a 58-year-old social worker, abandoned his engineering firm in 1972 to mobilise villagers towards community participation in the …
The spirit of water
Mahadapur goes green the 'group irrigation management' way
Hoarding the rain
Check dams have marked a watershed in the chronically parched village of Hivare in Maharashtra
How COVID-19 has jammed South India’s jackfruit economy
With no harvest, contractors, farmers, transporters and labourers are suffering huge losses
Coming to grips with survival
Moulded plastic handles enable the farmers of the Tahirpur leprosy colony in Delhi to harvest high yields
The fruits of water
Orchards in Vansda transform distant dream into reality as people unite to store and use the water that would usually run off
Subabul biscuits boost milk yield
Cattle fed with subabul biscuits can produce up to 20 per cent more milk. The fast-growing tree also produces useful timber.
Quandary over eradicating useful lantana weed
Forest officials are confronted with the spread of a weed that stifles tree growth but is useful for making baskets.
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COVID-19: Spice growers of Tamil Nadu, Kerala face looming crisis
With roads leading to plantations shut, spice cultivation has been badly hit
Removing toxins makes kesari dal safe food
A new, non-toxic variety of kesari dal is being field-tested in different parts of the country by IARI scientists.