Give green signal to building project; All Acacia trees will be felled
The 15-member committee has cleared the decks for the University of Mysore to construct a hostel building and a building for the biodiversity and bioprospecting project.

The evironmentalists have saved eight major trees from being felled in the campus after a careful assessment of the area and the building projec

Ever since mango trees began flowering in both western and eastern Uttar Pradesh this season, farmers as well as scientists at the Central Institute of Subtropical Horticulture (CISH), Lucknow, are working overtime to save the crop.

In the districts of Sandila, Barabanki, Malihabad in Lucknow, Saharanpur and Muzaffarnagar, scientists are helping farmers in pest management.

Starting March, CI

MUMBAI: Alphonso, the king of mangoes, has fallen victim to climate change. The state government's preliminary estimate is that nearly 80% of the mango crop has been destroyed, said agriculture minister Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil.

"The trees flowered far in excess of everyone's expectations . The devastation has taken us by surprise.

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KOCHI: The Food Inspectors of the Kochi Corporation has been asked to look out for artificially ripened fruits that reach the market, said Dr. N. Gopinathan, Health Officer of the corporation.

A meeting of the Health Inspectors was convened recently to discuss the issue.

With unseasonal rains and hailstorms likely to cause heavy damage to Kesar mango crops, in various pockets of Marathwada in Maharashtra, growers are worried that they will not be able to meet their export targets.

Unexpected showers lashed parts of the region last week.

Prebiotic products from some variety of mangoes from Maharashtra would be shortly available, thanks to Macs, the Agharkar Research Institute

Soil organic carbon was estimated in four land uses viz. forests, plantations, agroforestry and horticulture in Haridwar district. Over all 425 soil samples were collected from different land uses at various locations.

Kerala government has been pressing the Centre to impose a country-wide ban on endosulfan. But its own track reocrd hasn't been impressive. The ban on endosulfan in Kerala has proved ineffective and the pesticide is being smuggled in the state. A recent survey shows more children are falling victim, Down To Earth reports.

Muthalamada famers seek a