Dehradun : Cloudbursts, floods and landslides brought on by incessant rain over the past 48 hours have left a trail of destruction across north India, killing at least 60 people, injuring scores an

The capacity for better moisture storage and its retention by the soil is a key factor for avoiding crop failures in drought-prone and water-limited environments. Such properties of soils are mainly dependent upon their texture and structure, which

Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is the staple food for about half of the world's population. Naturally, in view of the limited land resources to support the ever-rising human population, multipronged efforts are called for enhancing rice productivity aimed at aiding the world food security. As a result, enhancement
in rice production over the last few decades has come from new rice plant architecture with greater yield sink potential and better production management.