Jayant Barve used to market chemical fertilisers and pesticides and practise chemical agriculture himself. In 1988, he switched to sustainable agriculture, and has never looked back since. In this interview he emphasises that despite much lower input costs, organic farming does give the same yield as chemical agriculture, sometimes even more. An interview by Claude Alvares.

RFID Tags Help Improve Production At Dairies

drought and flood have affected Sangli district in Maharashtra at the same time. Four tehsils are under floodwaters, while five others face crop loss due to lack of water. The district administration and irrigation department officials said the present situation was because of uneven rainfall in the district. Experts, however, claimed that this dual-problem was not new to Sangli.

Be it health, water, cleanliness or alcohol consumption, villages in rural Maharashtra are witnessing a silent movement in the last few years, thanks to the women sarpanches at the helm.

A proposal to set up the 800 sq km Sahyadri tiger reserve in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra is getting finishing touches. Sahyadri will be the state's fourth tiger reserve. "The state will submit

This article chronicles the peaceful struggle and eventual success of the people of Alibag, Maharashtra, against the attempts by corporate bodies, with the help of the state government, to grab land f

If you thought a large glass of milk a day is essential for good health and strong bones, you could be mistaken. In a 20-page report released Thursday, the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), stated that the unhygienic conditions of major dairies across India, may in fact make milk consumption hazardous to humans. The report

Constructed wetlands (CW) are being increasingly used worldwide to treat domestic wastewater by applying various technological designs. The systems are preferentially used due to simple technology in principle, reliable operating conditions and the potential to remove total nitrogen by simultaneous nitrification and denitrification. Oct-Dec 2007

Sangli/Osmanabad: The government has got a reminder on Rahul Gandhi's "suggestion' to expand the scope of the Rs 60,000 crore farm waiver, with Congress chief Sonia Gandhi declaring that she has