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Seeds of Hope

By Neha Khator | USAID| January 8, 2018 Improved seeds and better access to water have proved a winning combination for these Indian farmers. Three spokes in his back wheel have almost come off, but farmer Kunwar Munda adjusts his feet and continues to cycle. Even as the breeze rushes through his hair, it is never enough …

Better farmer access to machinery eases crop residue burning in India

by Julie Mollins / November 14, 2017 EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) — In conjunction with recent state regulations outlawing the use of fire to destroy field crop waste in northwest India, some farmers are benefitting from technological innovations that can help prevent damaging smog levels in the capital Delhi and other areas, according to scientists. Currently, the majority of farmers …

Kalam-inspired fellowships for environment researchers soon

Abdul Kalam (File Photo) New Delhi, Oct 16: Updated: Friday, October 16, 2015, 18:18 [IST] The Environment Ministry will launch post-doctoral research fellowships in the name of former president late A P J Abdul Kalam to nurture young scientists working in the fields of environment and ecology. “The main focus of the new fellowship programme and …

India’s Rush For Development That Is Making Tribals Sacrifice Their Lives And Livelihoods

Image source: Young Baiga Women, India, Wikimedia commons By Antara Mukherjee Over the past few decades, the rate of development in India has increased steadily. The methods to encourage this development have become harsher, rougher and prudential in a way that has led to complications on a large scale. As the rate of development rises, …

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