Monday, 25 January 2016

Rice genome under threat in unique rice growing valley

The Wayanad plateau in Kerala, which had rice cultivation for centuries, is losing its paddy fields to the cultivation of banana and other crops. This could mean the death of the traditional rice varieties of Wayanad and the knowledge of their use. Experts and farmer-conservationists are working to protect these varieties. MORE ...

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Indian scientists develop low-cost arsenic water filter

The nano-filtration technology developed by the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, and recommended by the Government of India for promotion across the country, can provide arsenic-free water of international quality at Indian prices. MORE ...

Friday, 22 January 2016

The dam debate

Even as there are national discussions on cleaning the Ganga, there are people's movements to allow the river to flow unfettered. MORE ...