This paper reviews the success of zero-tillage wheat in the rice-wheat systems of the Indo-Gangetic Plains. Diffusion of the zero- tillage technology increased in the last decade, particularly in northwest India. In 2008, in India alone, the aggregate area in zero- or reduced- tillage wheat amounted to 1.76 million hectares, and it was used by 620,000 farmers.

Humanity has made enormous progress in the past 50 years toward eliminating hunger and malnutrition. Some five billion people--more than 80 percent of the world's population--have enough food to live healthy, productive lives. Agricultural development has contributed significantly to these gains, while also fostering economic growth and poverty reduction in some of the world's poorest countries.

Over-exploitation of ground water resource (stage of ground water development - more than 100%) refers to the development of ground water resource which is available below the active recharge zone or zone of fluctuation that is sometimes referred as Static or In

The results of the study of archaeobotanical samples from Neolithic site, Jhusi, at the confluence of Yamuna and Ganga rivers in Allahabad, UP, are presented here and discussed in the light of information on prehistoric plants of subsistence in Ganga Plain during 7th millennium BC

The 18 August 2008 avulsion of the Kosi River draining the parts of north Bihar in eastern India may well be regarded as one of the greatest avulsions in a large river in recent years. The Kosi River shifted by ~120 km eastward, triggered by the breach of the eastern afflux bund at Kusaha in Nepal at a location 12 km upstream of the Kosi barrage. This event was widely perceived as a major flood in the media and scientific circles. Although a large area was indeed inundated after this event, it is important to appreciate that this inundation was different from a regular flooding event.

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In this study, we have used multi-satellite data to retrieve aerosol loadings and carbon monoxide (CO) pollution over the Arabian Sea, caused due to anthropogenic activities over the Indo-Gangetic Plains (IGP) in India. Relatively high aerosol and CO loadings during 9

Central, northern India have a new date with the rains april, May and early June may be the future monsoon months of north and central India. As of now, the official date for the beginning of monsoons is June 29. But there has been a clear increase in rainfall in the months preceding June. This is because the atmosphere in north India is warming at a rate much faster than the rest of

The Indo-Gangetic Alluvial Plains (IGP) is among the most extensive fluvial plains of the world and cover several states of the northern, central and eastern parts of India. The IGP occupies a total area of approximately 43.7 m ha and represent eight agro-ecological regions (AER) and 14 agro-ecological subregions.

Waterlogging constitutes the most challenging problem in the Gangetic plains of the state affecting agricultural productivity. Attempts have been made by various departments and agencies in sectoral manner for prevention and reclamation of flooding, water clogging and degraded lands but the impacts have not been satisfactory.

Waterlogging has emerged as a big problem in the Gangetic plains of Uttar Pradesh as it adversely affects agriculture productivity. Attempts made by various departments, organisations and agencies so far for prevention of flood and waterlogging and reclamation of the degraded land have been disjointed and have had little impact.