A research on gender in sheep and goat keeping was conducted in Namakkal district of Tamil Nadu to assess gender roles in participation and decision making. Data was collected from the sample size of 233 respondents using a well structured pretested interview schedule. The study revealed that most of the regular activities in sheep and goat keeping were performed by women while the occasional activities by men, although, women participated to a certain extent. Decisions on all the regular activities were taken independently by women.

Distillery effluents represent a heavy source of environmental pollution owing to high concentration of readily decomposable organic matters. In this study, biogas potential of distillery wastewater treated in an anaerobic sequencing batch biofilm reactor (ASBBR) was investigated.