The poor monsoon in Maharashtra, the country's second largest soybean growing state, has forced farmers to resow the crop, and raised concerns over prospects of a record oilseed output, traders and industry officials said. Farmers will have to resow soybean in 20-25 per cent of total covered area in Maharashtra because of irregular showers, said Ajay Balotia, a Nagpur-based soybean trader. "The (soybean) seeds sown have dried up due to lack of water," said another Nagpur-based trader.

Jain Irrigation Systems is the second-largest drip irrigation company in the world and one of the largest suppliers of ducting to telcos globally. Now, it's eyeing revenues of $1 billion, krishna gopalan

The Union Minister for Panchayati Raj, Mani Shankar Aiyar, was recently in Nagpur to attend a conference. He volunteered to visit Koljhari, Bodhbadhan and Waiphad villages that witnessed many farmer suicides. At Waiphad, he met with a group of farmers and farm labourers who were eager to talk to him.

dinosaurs, especially the herbivorous ones, have been the largest land animals ever. It seems natural that they would have fed on trees and huge cycads to satiate their gargantuan appetites. But would they have deigned to feast on the lowly grass? Yes, is the surprising answer from the latest research.

Madhur Tankha NEW DELHI: A group of people besotted with the dark skies are working on a special project these days to measure light pollution in Delhi and some other cities.