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-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

Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project

Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project has been launched by the Ministry of Environment and Forests based on the recommendations of the expert committee report of the Prof M. S. Swaminathan. The project is being assisted by World Bank with a budget outlay of Rs.1580.10crores (US$262 million). An Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project has been launched by establishing … Continue reading Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project