Water use effeciency
Op-ed

The Vogue of Water Users’ Association in Tamil Nadu

In Tamil Nadu, the rapid growth and relative importance of groundwater as a source of irrigation demonstrates the progressive improvement in the quality of irrigation in terms of assured, adequate and timely supply of water to crops. Especially in the surface irrigation systems where scarcity in supply is experienced. The Tamil Nadu Water Resources Consolidation […]

Green Heroes Organic Farming Success Stories

‘Soil health, the real wealth of farmer’ says a turmeric farmer, who follows multi-varietal seed sowing for that purpose

Indian soil has gone through lot of hardships, if I may say. The soil quality and soil health has deteriorated considerably. We now require a lot more input to continuously achieve the same level of production year after year. But it seems that every rose has its thorn. Some farmers have recognised this and are […]

Shallots small onion processing increasing shelf life
Food Science Processing & Value Addition

Low price ? No more dumping onions in roads.. Incubation Center for Shallots in Perambalur have solution for that !

There are many infamous instances where the farmers dump their own produce on roadsides and dump yards. In the case of fast perishables like small onions also known as ‘shallots’ the occurrence is quite familiar. “Dumping the onions in roads is more profitable than taking it for sale” says a small farmer. But for Permabalur […]

wake up call for GM science in India
Plant Biotechnology

Wake up call for GM science in India

Having dealt with the fundamentals of GMOs in our previous issues, now it’s inevitable to focus on the regulatory bodies managing the research, safety and commercialization of GMOs. As described in our earlier articles, the research involving in genetic manipulation is strictly coordinated at various levels in India. At the university level, any researcher willing […]