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DROUGHT-PROOFING OLD STYLE
Kokkarni, saviour of paddy
What do you for water when you are a paddy cultivator and a good portion of the hills around you are rocky outcrops, not ideal for catchment? Enter the kokkarni. Shree Padre reports on the revival of the practice in Palakkad, Kerala.
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REVIEW: RECORDING THE CRUSADERS
Unearthing the nuggets
Down to Earth, a magazine of the New Delhi based Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) regularly carries stories of little-known men and women green crusaders. Compiling a number of those stories of struggle, CSE has recently published an impressive book. Darryl D'Monte reviews Agenda Unlimited, 2005.
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