In order to take crucial decisions on germplasm access and management, an honest accounting of the geopolitics of 'where does it come from' is needed. With 75 per cent of the ex situ collections,

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The multicrore 1,000 MW Cogentrix the power project in Nandikur village air Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka. In the ecologically fragile Western Ghats - has been a centre of

Sources say caste politics has a lot to do with the current interest shown by Bihar's Janata Dal (JD) government in getting the 710 MW Koel-Karo hydel project through. Chief minister Laloo Prasad

THE landmark 'Freedom To Farm' bill which was recently inked by the us President Bill Clinton, marks a sweeping change in us farm programme instituted in the post-deprewon era- The bill will

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BJP's policies on science and technology (1991 manifesto) have come a long way from those envisioned in the 1984 elections. With a clear pro-urban bias, the 1984 manifesto had promised to evolve

An agitation against the O"pur dam (at the cortfluence of Banas and Dal II Tonk district Rajasthan, has not @etl@, a sympathetic chord with the stake govem- ment The dam, which envisages

"On Enron, a single message has been delivered: any or every deal will survive only on the strength of its merit and not on the capacity to corrupt us or that of threats by any super power,"

Earth, the cradle of all lifeforms, should not be transformed into a graveyard for want of serious monitoring of soil degradation all over India and the world