Doctors and NGOs urge the Centre and the State to ban lime or chuna in plastic sachets used in betel chewing and also acids used as cleaning agents in home.

Analysis done using temporal satellite data over six different time periods concluded that the mangrove cover in state has been increased.

Pulse panchayat is an integrated approach in establishing a sustainable production, value addition and marketing system. The initiative implemented by a Farmer Producer Company in Tamil Nadu, is moving towards achieving self sufficiency in pulse production.

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Trichy: Local climate action, which affects agricultural resources, water bodies and affects the environment was the main theme of a workshop 'Climate change and local climate action', organised he

Contextualising the impact of climate change for a local audience was the focus of a knowledge sharing workshop conducted for the region’s journalists by the M.S.

Women tribal farmers are helming many community managed automatic weather stations at various agro-ecological zones here that could be game changers for the region in providing timely and accurate

Experts from the National Agri Food Institute and the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, led by officials of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), have developed a new high-yielding a

Syzygium travncoricum, a tree endemic to Kerala, is no longer ‘critically endangered’ as classified on the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Field studies conducted by the Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI) in the wake of the IUCN classification suggest that the tree can now move to the ‘endangered’ list.

Known locally as kulavetti or vadhamkolli, the tree entered the IUCN’s ‘critically endangered’ list on the basis of a Conservation Assessment Management Plan (CAMP) workshop conducted under the Biodiversity Conservation Prioritisation Project India in 1998. The IUCN had then suggested periodic updating of the classification based on information provided by authoritative agencies.

State told not to treat eco protection as a soft subject

The State government has failed to implement various Centrally sponsored projects aimed at rejuvenating the Pampa, the Vembanad Lake, and the Kuttanad water system, N.K. Sukumaran Nair, Pampa Parirakshana Samiti (PPS) general secretary, has said. Mr. Nair told The Hindu that the government should stop treating environment protection and nature conservation as soft subjects.

“The project to ‘Alleviate Poverty and Malnutrition in Agro Biodiversity Hot Spots’ in Kolli Hills that is jointly implemented by the University of Alberta (UA), Canada, and M.S.