A 10-mw power plant based on rice straw, the first of its kind in the world, will'become operational in Jal Kheri village in Patiala district of Punjab in November this year. The plant will

The UN sponsored discussions to prepare a global convention on climate began in February in USA. The aim is to prepare a legally binding convention to curb gaseous emissions leading to a much feared climate destabilisation. This convention is being seen as the world's greatest commitment to the environment and its future generations.

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How should India and other countries adapt their agricultural practices to a changing climate? In a new film, researchers explain how they go about in the ClimaAdapt project when developing new rice growing technologies and undertaking capacity building of farmers.

There is growing consensus among the world’s scientific community that our climate is changing. Countries in the tropics and sub-tropics are particularly vulnerable as extreme weather conditions pose a serious threat to their food security. For India, the rapidly growing economy, climate change and variability may have a negative impact on the well-being of a steadily increasing population, of which the vast majority reside in rural areas and are highly dependent on natural resources for their food, shelter and income.

Continuing his emphasis on the power sector, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot presented the Budget on Wednesday while also stressing on social sectors by announcing that pulses, rice and wheat will now be tax-free.

With the growing threat of food insecurity and a largely erratic rainfall pattern, Kerala, despite its very high rate of annual precipitation, has embarked on a series of large budget irrigation schemes. However, with the shift in acreage in favour of certain cash crops which demand relatively less moisture, the requirement of water in agriculture may change.

It is a move that is long overdue. After years of waiting, 11 remote villages in the Sunderbans delta can finally look forward to getting electricity in the new year. What makes the project even more special is that the electricity will be generated from rice husk.

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today assured the Prime Minister that the state would meet its grain production target for the national food pool. However, the state and its farmers paid a heavy price to maintain the crop due to unprecedented dry spell, he said.

Few things seem to happen at speed in this sleepy Java town where rickshaws ply the streets. But this rural area of rice fields and teak forests is set to be transformed by Indonesia's biggest oil find in years.

June 22: The Greenpeace activists raided a trail field of genetically modified (GM) rice of a private multinational firm

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