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Many plants are in equal danger of becoming as extinct as some animals. Does anyone care?

A fluttering butterfly or a dashing cheetah immediately bring vivid images to mind. Does the image of a plant stir us as much? Are we as fascinated watching a flower bloom? Probably not. Maybe that’s why there is such a large focus on endangered animals and birds and not so much on plant species that are dying out. The Western Ghats is a great example of this. The floral diversity in this area is still untapped as revealed by two recent research reports by famous botanists. 

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July 27, 2013 9:00AM - July 28, 2013 6:00PM
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This report published by the National Consortium of SRI presents the findings of a study that compares the performance of indigenous paddy varieties under the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) and conventional growing practices

This study of performance of indigenous varieties of rice under conventional and SRI practices was commissioned by National Consortiumof SRI (NCS) to assess and document the experiences of various organizations and farmers in regard to the on-site yield performances of IPVs under the SRI. The results of the study will help to identify specific areas for future action in research and policy on the subject.

The broad objectives of the study are:

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This report deals with two major indicators, the well being of the individual household and the female security concept, to gauge the well being of 588 districts in the country

To reach a consensus on the well being of districts across the country, 2 indexes have been calculated using the per capita expenditure as a surrogate for incomes in this report that include:

Well Being Index (WBI): Measures the well being of an individual household

Categories on which WBI is calculated:

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