A noted Gandhian historian, DHARAMPAL has enquired into variousfacets of M British Indian society. He has authored several books, including Indian Science and Technology in the 18th century and The Beautiful Tree. In a conversation with MAX MARTIN in

Water will become the most prized and precious commodity in the coming years. Internecine conflicts over the resource are already the order of the day and a global water crisis seems not too far away. But the water-guzzling US state of California is show

A NEW predatory mite has proved to be a boon for Africa's cassava (a root crop) fields. Recently, scientists from the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in lbadan, Nigeria,

Without water, cities in California have fared disastrously

More than a quarter of California's agricultural land is irrigated. When the state had reeled under a prolonged drought in 1987-92, innovative concepts like water trading and water banking

Water trade in California involved various mechanisms to help encourage efficient use

India becomes thefourth country in the world to have a controlled environment research facility

The government bans the use of BHC. The industry files a petition and the issue hangs fire

The National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, a non-governmental organisation providing agricultural scientists a forum to Interact on important agricultural issues, released a policy paper

Bio-crigineered mustard varieties which have yielded nearly three times the national average yields have been tested by New Delhi's Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI). Apart from