A 7-MEMBER Narmada Bachao Andolan delegation led by Medha Patkar has urged Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao to expedite the proceedings of the Narmada Review Committee. The committee, set up by the

Non governmental organisations have a vital role to play in motivating the people to manage their own resources better

THE Prime Minister, P V, Narasimha Rao, took a commendable step by revoking the patent granted to the US company, Agracetus, in 1991. Agracetus was awarded the patent for its transgenic cotton by the

When two young people die in a highway accident, is it destiny or a callous and indifferent administration?

The Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS) -- a farmer's organisation -- has taken the lead in proposing an alternative to the Union government's draft bill on protection of plant varieties, which is

A department of biotechnology project to popularise the production of biofertilisers has recently been approved.

The government is roping in NGOs in the fight against pollution whereas industry is trying cleaner manufacturing processes

Union environment minister Kamal Nath will release 1,500 ha of forest land in Maharashtra's Dhule district for oustees of the Saradar Sarovar Project. This follows a directive issued by Prime

In the first week of December, the Prime Minister's office gave the go-ahead for the establishment of the National Drug Authority (NDA) to oversee the formulation and supply of medicines in the

Officials in the department of science and technology (DST) have woken up to the necessity of low-cost housing. The department has set rolling a project to develop low-cost houses that are adapted to

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