Attempting to ascertain whether the skewed sex ratio in three northern districts of India has led to a change in sex-selective behaviour and related practices, this study finds that a shortage of brides is associated with
willingness to compromise on rules of clan exogamy, and with a reduced demand for dowry. There is also a shift in inheritance patterns and increased societal acceptance of husbands living with their wives’ parents

The study was conducted in three districts of Punjab to find out the indigenous techniques for management of insect-pests and their scientific background. It was revealed that several indigenous practices are useful for pest management and are relevant even in modern agriculture.

In India, chemical degradation of lands is taking place at an annual rate of 0.15-Mha. This is about 10 per cent of the annual global rate of about 1.5-Mha. Due to this, about 3.22 per cent of land area in the country has already become salt affected. Literature search reveals that a myriad of experiments for assessing impacts of varied land/water management strategies on the root zone soil salinization and crop yield reductions have been conducted for managing salt affected lands of India.