Heavy rainfall and hailstorm events occurred in major wheat-growing areas of India during February and March 2015 causing large-scale damages to the crop. An attempt was made to assess the impact of hailstorms in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh (UP), Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh (MP) using remote sensing data.

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Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) signals penetrate through the dry snow and cloud providing crucial data over the Himalayan temperate glaciers and complement the optical images. In the present study, RISAT- 1 C band and AWiFS images of winter/ablation period over Samudra Tapu and Gepang Gath moraine dammed lakes (MDLs) in Himachal Pradesh have been analysed.

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A field experiment was conducted to know the effect of rice sowing and transplanting methods as well as nutrient management through 12 treatments were assessed during kharif 2004 at Crop Research Centre, Pantnagar. The maximum methane flux was recorded in 100% NPK + straw + manual transplanting practice (7.70 mg m

Point sources such as landfills can release high concentrations of pollutant into the groundwater because of migration of leachate from its bottom, which is generated primarily as a result of precipitation falling on an active landfill surface, leaching out the potential organic and inorganic contaminants from landfilled waste and discharging the same to groundwater in underlying aquifer.

Considering the stiff competition from various fruit producing countries, Indian growers have the great responsibility to keep the pesticide residue levels to the minimum to meet international standards. Various research organisations have developed integrated approaches to control pest and disease problems.