Zero Budget Natural Farming

Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) is a farming practice that believes in natural growth of crops without adding any fertilizers and pesticides or any other foriegn elements. The word Zero Budget refers to the zero net cost of production of all crops (inter crops, border crops, multi crops). The inputs used for seed treatments and … Continue reading Zero Budget Natural Farming

Summary-The Hindu-Neither New Nor Undesirable

Author: D. Shyam Babu Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has moved towards lateral entry in government service and has invited applications from “talented and motivated Indian nationals willing to contribute towards nation building” to be appointed as joint secretaries in 10 Departments/ Ministries at the Center. The lateral entry decision is based on the assumption … Continue reading Summary-The Hindu-Neither New Nor Undesirable

Summary-The Hindu-Handling a Threat

Authors: N.K. Ganguly & S.L. Hoti Lymphatic Filariasis (LF), a mosquito-borne parasitic disease, has been a public health problem in India since a very long time. In 1955, the Government launched the National Filaria Control Programme and currently, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is in the process of finalising an Accelerated Plan for Elimination … Continue reading Summary-The Hindu-Handling a Threat

Water Crisis in Shimla

Shimla is witnessing acute water crisis. Water almost dried up in the Nauti-Khad stream, a water-body which is one of the key sources feeding Gumma, which is Shimla’s oldest water supply scheme. The main factors leading to the problem of water shortage include: Adverse climatic conditions leading to reduced flow in the streams and scant … Continue reading Water Crisis in Shimla

Society of Integrated Coastal Management

Society of Integrated Coastal Management (SICOM) has been established under the aegis of Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate change, Government of India. The main objectives of SICOM are as follows:- To support implementation of Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) activities in India. To implement the World Bank assisted India ICZM Project To provide Research Development (R&D) and stakeholders … Continue reading Society of Integrated Coastal Management