FIGHT FOR AMRUT MAHAL KAVAL Diversion of forest land denounced The grant of close to 10000 acres of forest land in Chitradurga district for non-forestry purposes threatens the ecology as well as the means of subsistence of local communities, leading irate villagers to decide to boycott the impending State Assembly elections.
Scientists bless betelnut leaves for cattle fodder
It has been known informally for long. But recently, animal nutrition scientists announced that areca leaf sheath fodder can replace paddy straw. This is timely, since paddy straw supply has been declining, notes
Panipat power plant pollutes with impunity
It has been happening for several years under the nose of the Haryana adminstration.
The nation's top government auditor has issued multiple indictments. And yet they have polluted
tells the tale.
Relief cows are milking Vidarbha farmers
The Maharashtra government claims that a huge transformation is taking place in Vidarbha;
the milk collection has risen 37 per cent. Distressed farmers, who were given the 'princely'
cows as relief, feel otherwise.
does a reality check.
Will herders be heard?
Tending livestock is difficult enough for settled communities, but for migrants the hardships are even worse.
Without formal laws providing them access to water or feed, they must continually negotiate these, or bribe
forest officials to obtain passage rights.
reports on recent studies highlighting their woes.