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Gene revolution adds to farmer distress
Farming is said to be witnessing a “second GR” or Gene Revolution, after Green Revolution, with the introduction of genetically modified Bt cotton in India.
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The unique Himalayan wetlands
Wetlands are very important and productive ecosystems that support a wide range of plants and animals and provide livelihood opportunities to local communities in India.
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Frequently asked questions (FAQs) - Mangroves
This is a simple guide that lists out the most popular questions related to mangroves, to understand what they are and their ecological significance. Please click on a topic for detailed information.
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Antibiotic use in livestock and superbug risk
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is on the rise globally with the threat more severe in developing countries such as India. Antimicrobial resistance occurs when bacteria develop the ability to withstand the drugs (antibiotics) designed to kill them.
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Sacred groves, the water wizards of Uttarakhand
Sacred groves are undisturbed or preserved patches of vegetation or forested areas located on the outskirts of villages, towns or plains that are conserved by communities by dedicating them to local folk deities or ancestral spirits.
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The art of saving a river
River Mutha, the pride of Pune, lovingly called 'Muthai' or 'mother Mutha', is dying a slow death, thanks to the rapidly urbanising city which is depositing huge amounts of untreated sewage and dirt in its water. The pollution of the river is consistently rising.
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Frequently asked questions (FAQs) - Grasslands
This is a simple guide that lists out the most popular questions related to grasslands, to understand what they are and their ecological significance. Please click on a topic for detailed information.
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Desertification: Not just a North Indian problem
India is highly vulnerable to desertification.
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Maharashtra’s plastic ban: Another missed opportunity?
The recent plastic ban in Maharashtra has opened a can of worms and has raised many uncomfortable questions—about the setting of rules with clarity and foresight, better research to understand the challenges in implementing them and the role of citizens in making it a success.
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The mystery of the monsoon
Monsoon, the season of rains, has a unique place in the heart of the people of India. This passionate burst of showers has been extensively documented, observed and studied by travellers, poets, scientists, farmers and more. Extremely vital for agriculture and survival in India, the monsoon continues to be a mystery. But why?
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Maharashtra may exempt certain plastic items from ban
Maharashtra mulls exemption on 'certain' plastic items following crackdown on plastic
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When solving one health problem triggers another
Up until two decades ago, the main sources of drinking water in Rajasthan included surface water from perennial ponds, reservoirs, lakes, dams, rivers and streams with borewells and tubewells used sparingly and only in remote areas. All this changed when guinea worm infections started appearing in the state. 
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Teesta: Stuck between conflict and cooperation
River Teesta originates at Tso Lamo, Sikkim, flows through West Bengal and then enters the Rangpur division in Bangladesh.
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Not a drop to waste
The pressure on the water resources in India is on the rise. The available water resources in the country are highly variable. For example, the average annual rainfall in India varies considerably from one region to another; it is as high as 1000 cm in the Northeast and as low as 10 cm in western Rajasthan.
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Colour suitable for a water tank
Hello, I just want to know which colour is best suited for a water tank, black or white? Thanks
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Difficulty in operating a submersible pump
Hi, We have an query regarding compression pump / submersible pump for domestic use in our native place. We have shallow installed which is currently working via Hand pump. The shallow / bore well is 600 feet deep, with 70 - 80ft 4in pipe and remaining 520-530 ft in 2in pipe. During summer water levels go below 70 ft. This makes the handpump very difficult to operate.
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Sharing water, reaping benefits
Agriculture is of central importance to India’s economy with more than half of the workforce in the country depending on it for their livelihoods. However, it is increasingly being threatened due to climate-change-induced changing rainfall patterns and water scarcity having a negative impact on production.
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Is your bottled water safe to drink?
It is a fairly common practice among people to buy bottled drinking water while travelling in India with the hope that it will minimise the risk of getting ill due to contaminated water. But is this water safe to drink?
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Information about sewage treatment plant designs
Dear Sir,
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