A report of the expert committee on the road map for ethanol blending in India 2020 to 2025 was released by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The report has been prepared by the NITI Aayog in collaboration with the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti has said that the Eco Sensitive Zone, which was announced by the previous Central Government, needs to be rev

The recent trends of increasing awareness of economic and environmental cost of conventional landfilling are being developed in accelerating pace for the degradation of the organic fraction of municipal solid waste (MSW).

This study reveals detailed geochemical investigation of inorganic constituents including heavy metals in the ground water surrounding the dumpsite area at Muzaffarpur. The pH was found to be increased in some cases. Few water samples showed the total hardness and alkalinity value beyond the standard limit. COD value was found to be maximum in nearest points to dump sites.

In order to sustain and promote the economy of livestock sector as complimentary component, fodder-based feeding strategies provide ample opportunities for economising the economic productivity. A vast array of forage species are grown under varying management situations in different agro-ecological regions. April 2008

Three trees, including Cassia siamea (Cassia), Azadirachta indica (Neem), Holoptelia integrifolia (Holoptelia)belonging to three different families were identified from a manganese mine tailing dump. Manganese content in dump soil and in the stem, green leaves and dry, fallen leaves of the plants was determined. Values were compared with similar samples collected from normal vegetation.

fiscal deficit. Diesel, the largest consumed petro-product in India is
also largely used in rural areas for agricultural purposes as well as meeting other energy needs. Cheaply available kerosene is being mixed with diesel and used in place of pure diesel. This is not only causing misuse of subsidized kerosene, damage to plant and machinery using it but also