There is more water than land in north Bihar. The rivers that ramble down from the Himalaya feed numerous depressions scattered all over the plains making wetlands innumerable, one of the most productive ecosystems on Earth. Rich in flora and fauna, it i

Cost of production has spiralled, but the rate of increase in production has not shown a similar trend. Ecological and social costs, meanwhile, are totally disregarded

Incidence of cancer and other diseases have increased. But callous officials prefer to call it a coincidence

Punjab, which accounts for only 1.5 per cent of the total geographical area of the country, cannot continue producing for the whole country. It is time to look for an alternative

There was fear in the 1960s. Would India continue to wait for food imports to feed itself? The scientific community came up with an answer that gave hope for all times to come: the Green Revolution. Yields began to rise. The country had surplus foodgrain.

Government has to revise its policies. But it will have to learn from the civil society

Sub standard fertilisers destroying farm land in Nepal

it has been twenty-eight years since the Oriental white stork disappeared from Japan. The birds stopped inhabiting the Japanese countryside due to the overuse of agro-chemicals in paddy fields

The Green Revolution and use of high-yielding varieties has led to depletion of vital micronutrients

The natural contamination of drinking water by arsenic needs to be urgently addressed.