Current Science

Current Science
Patterns of diversity and conservation status of freshwater fishes in the tributaries of river Ramganga in the Shiwaliks of the Western Himalaya – A paper in Current Science
This paper is based on a short study to assess the species diversity and composition of freshwater fishes in three tributaries of Ramganga. Posted on 20 Mar, 2011 09:47 PM

 One tributary was within a protected area (PA; Corbett National Park); the other two were outside the PA (Lansdowne Forest Division). Cast nets were used for fish sampling, which was done from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Effective interventional approach to control anaemia in pregnant women through avoidance of flouride - Current Science paper
Infant and maternal maternal mortality still plague India despite nutrition counselling, iron and folic acid supplements. Another approach to combat this is of fluoride avoidance Posted on 11 Nov, 2010 07:33 PM

This paper from Current Science deals with anaemia in pregnancy and low birth weight babies, which can lead to maternal and infant mortality, and continues to plague India and several other countries despite nutritional counselling and maternal iron and folic acid supplementation. It reports the results of fluoride avoidance as an approach to address the issue. The methodology of the research entailed the following -

Estimation of replenishable groundwater resources of India and their status of utilization - A research paper by CGWB
The paper describes the methodology used in the groundwater resource estimation and the results of the latest country-wide assessment. Posted on 19 Apr, 2010 09:49 PM

The paper describes the methodology used in the groundwater resource estimation and the results of the latest country-wide assessment. In India, dynamic groundwater resources are estimated jointly by the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) and State governments at periodic intervals. The latest estimates of dynamic resources are based on groundwater resource estimation methodology-1997 (commonly known as GEC-1997). These estimations are widely used in formulating various groundwater development and management plans. The paper also discusses future strategies on groundwater resource estimations.