Jyoti Singh

Jyoti Singh
Hydroponics may provide better agriculture solutions
Hydroponics offers opportunities to young farmers for startup business for the production of nutrient-rich spices, herbal and high value crops which has huge demand in the urban market. Posted on 26 Dec, 2019 07:45 PM

New Delhi, December 20 (India Science Wire): With rise in the population size the demand for food is also increasing and expected to increase up to 59 percent to 98 percent by 2050. Looking at this emerging demand hydroponics may be seen as a better technique of agriculture.

Hydroponics is the technique of growing plants without soil. Image source: India Science Wire
Scientists intervene to save dry toilets
Dry toilets have long been hailed as a sustainable solution to the sanitation and waste management crisis facing India today, but have been overshadowed by more modern toilet designs. Posted on 11 Dec, 2019 11:16 AM

New Delhi, December 10 (India Science Wire): Even as efforts are underway to replace dry latrines with modern septic toilets, a group of scientists at Council of Scientific and Industrial Research’s Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (CSIR-IHBT) have worked to save one type of traditional dry toilet. 

A traditional dry toilet. Image: India Science Wire
Glacial lake keeps disaster managers on toes in Sikkim
An experiment to siphon off water from glacial lakes to avoid floods from lake outbursts may soon prove to be successful.
Posted on 02 Oct, 2018 12:30 PM

Disasters managers and scientists in Sikkim are keeping a close watch on a lake formed due to the melting of glaciers to see how successful is an experiment they began two years back to siphon off excess water from the lake to prevent it from bursting.

South Lhonak lake (Pic by ISW)