MELBOURNE: In a breakthrough, scientists, including one of Indian origin, have developed plants that have a better chance of surviving droughts by enhancing the natural ability of their leaves to p

CHENNAI: In what could bring cheer to the farming community confronted with the challenges of a water crisis drought and poor groundwater table, the Tamil Nadu government has persuaded three insura

BHOPAL: Distressed over their debts, three more peasants allegedly ended their lives in Madhya Pradesh in the last 24 hours, taking the number of farmers' suicide in the state to 20 since June 8.

Anti-GM activists today asked Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan to reject the application seeking commercialisation of genetically-modified mustard, saying there is no "scientific, ethical and soc

Save for the few cobwebs that lurk in the corners of my home, my encounters with spiders were limited. This was until the weekend I spent at a wilderness camp a while ago.

Bhopal: Three more debt-ridden farmers attempted suicide in Madhya Pradesh in the last 24 hours. Two of them died while the third is battling for life.

The farmers are in trouble because the glut means that the value of the crop has gone down

NAINITAL: More than 2.26 lakh families of farmers who migrated from the hill districts — since inception of Uttarakhand in 2000 — for survival have been "reduced to manual labourers" in various cit

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests, has decided to seek clarifications from Union Agriculture Minister and also ask the National Institute of Nu

Far from real: The push for GM is coming from commercial food industry, not ordinary homes, say activists.
Regulator cleared the variety on May 12

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