Karanda is a versatile but under exploited plant found throughout the dry regions of India. It is cultivated for its edible fruits in Rajasthan, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh...

The Invention Promotion Company of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, has patented a flower garden that func- tions as a clock -a modem version of an idea cooked up by Linnaeus, the 18th-century Swedish

Parisians see red and intercept a consignment of Indian roses meant to reach French women on Valentines day, turning it into a thorny issue

SWEET REMEMBRANCE: Students can now literally chew their way to better memorv. Madras-based Velvette International Pharma is all set to launch a wonder drug - chocolates with memory-enbancing

• An award called 'zile ki sabse hari panchayat' was announced on December 6 by the environment ministry, for the best afforestation result achieved by a panchayat in each district. •

BLUE IS GREEN: The Ahmedabad-based Arvind Mills is buoyant about a new eco-friendly trademark that has been awarded to it for its blue denim. It is the first Indian manufacturer to get the Eco

The Switzerland-based coalitim group, the Blumen-Kampag (Flower Campaign) which campaigns against pesticide usad worldwide has notched xipU-Actory. it-has forced Ciba-Geigy, the

A Kenyan bid to enter the global flower market withers some of the North's near monopoly profiteering

HOMING IN WITH FLOWERS: Cashing in on the flower boom in the country, the Haryana-based Karishma Floriculture Ltd (KFL) has decided to manufacture indigenous greenhouses for floriculturists.

Flowers may wither, but not their importance in the cultures of most countries

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