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  • Study: Heavy Air Pollution Tolerant Trees

    New Delhi: Degrading air quality in metro cities is a matter of concern for public health. Massive tree plantation drives are often conducted in order to provide oxygen to choking cities. But trees, much like humans, also are severely affected by pollutants in the air. In such a...

  • MSP Cobweb: Farmers Losing Crores Every Day!

    While increasing the MSP for 21 Rabi crops, including wheat recently, Government said that it's a historic step to double farmer's income. In July Government increased the MSP of Khareef crops as well. But, available government data portrays a different picture. Gaon Connection found astonishing...

  • India Declares Minimum Levels For Iron & Zinc In Pearl Millet To Fight Malnutrition

    The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has established minimum levels of iron and zinc to be bred into national varieties of pearl millet. The news comes during the National Year of Millets and as the government of India articulates its vision for a Kuposhan Mukt Bharat (Malnutrition...

  • A Day In The Life Of A Boatman

    It is seven in the morning and the ghat is packed with the pilgrims and locals arrived to take a dip in the holiest river of India, the Ganga. While the boatmen wait for their customers, lined up in one corner of the ghat, 71-year-old Jayant Kumar Shukla chants a prayer to the sacred river Ganga,...

  • "India Is Far More Urbanised Than Official Measures Suggest"

    India is more Urban or more Rural? We have always been told that India's 70% population lives in Villages. But, let's investigate the Indian 'urban' definition. It is based on three criteria – population size, population density, and proportion of adult males employed in agricultural...

  • The 10 Most Astonishing Villages Of India!

    Every Indian village has its unique culture and specialty. We'll take you to India's 14 most interesting villages where you would find everything different from the rest of the world. 1. A Village Where Milk & Yogurt Is For Free! Here you would get milk and curd for...

  • Buy Food For Nutrients Not Tablets

    Do you know your favorite ready to pop multivitamin tablets were primarily invented to cure nutritional deficiencies occurring in special conditions like trauma, surgery, chronic illness impairing oral intake or other digestion related issues?But, your doctor, your gym trainer, your friend working...

  • Sanitation Facilities Can Improve Educational Outcomes?

    The Indian government launched the School Sanitation and Hygiene Education programme in 1999 to build latrines in schools. Analysing data from nearly 140,000 schools in 2003 - some of which received a latrine and some that did not - this article shows that latrine construction positively impacted...

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