Increasing farm labor scarcity and depletion of natural resources such as water are posing a major threat to the sustainability of traditional puddled transplanted rice (PTR) farming in Eastern India. Dry-seeded rice (DSR) or non-puddled transplanted rice (NPTR) could be used as an alternative to PTR. To understand the trade-off with different water management and rice genotypes under non-puddled conditions, a field experiment was conducted during 2014–2015 on a sandy clay loam soil of Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

As many as a hundred waterbodies in the state will get an additional protective ring as the State Wetland Authority is all set to notify them as ‘priority wetlands’, bringing in a series of measure

Wardha: The air of Jaypur Khadka village in Selu Taluka of Wardha was filled with enthusiasm as villagers welcomed the new JCB land-excavator, the first in the taluka.

Adapting to climate change in human settlements is critical to ensuring that human development is not jeopardized and that the world’s growing population has the opportunity to thrive where they live.

AHMEDABAD: Groundwater conservation experts said that the issue demands immediate attention - not only during the severe months of summers where the water shortage is acute but round the year.

Interaction Forum Jammu Province (IFJP) today demanded the Government to frame a comprehensive environment policy for Jammu region.

Agra: Major leaks in many as 25 spots on water pipelines result in wastage of thousands of litres of water in the city every day, according to sources in the Jal Sansthan department.

KOCHI: Rain gods were merciful on the state last year. Many districts received a fair amount of summer rains in 2017 and in March, 2018.

SHIMLA: Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur said special campaign would be launched to sensitize masses about water conservation, adding that traditional methods should be adopted to save this precious r

This year’s focus is on encouraging people to look for nature-based solutions to reduce drought.

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