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North East India’s orange cucumber a storehouse of vitamin A, reveals...

The varieties caught the attention of researchers while they were characterizing indigenous germplasm of cucumber deposited at the National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources.......................

Database launched on flora in peninsular India

The Centre for Ecological Sciences (CES) at Bengaluru-based Indian Institute of Science has launched an online database of peer-reviewed information on over 10,000 plant species in peninsular India...………..

Govt launches transformative agricultural project with FAO

The joint project with Food and Agriculture Organisation, seeks to mainstream biodiversity, climate change and sustainable land management objectives and practices into Indian agriculture......……...

Genetic profile of mithun reveals unique traits

Researchers feel the genetic information about the Indian mithun could be useful in developing breeding and conservation programmes………………..

Western Ghats biodiversity is a significant source of moisture for monsoon

The new study points out that the evapotranspiration from the vegetation over the Western Ghats accounts for one quarter of the rainfall over peninsular India.............

Equip farmers with knowledge, insights and products: Vice President

While addressing the workshop on biodiversity and sustainable agriculture for doubling of farmer’s income, the vice president, Venkaih Naidu stated that there must be a dialogue’ with farmers to discover new products and practices...........

Alien weed rings alarm bells in North-East

The latest study by local scientists have reported that the weed is posing a threat to biodiversity in parts of Assam, particularly the catchment area of river Dhansiri and eastern part of river Kopili.............

Biodiversity: CSIR’s TKDL prevents granting of wrong patents in 219 cases

The Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) has successfully conserved the patents of traditional medicine knowledge in 219 cases, says Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)......

India has 64,829 traditional seed varieties in Gene Banks

The 42 exploration and collection missions are being planned by the government to mainly collect traditional seed varieties from tribal areas..........

Nilgiri conservation award 2016 conferred to IISWR

Dr O P S Khola, Principal Scientist and Head, ICAR-IISWC, RC, Udhagamandalam received the award for his outstanding work on the conservation of Nilgiri biosphere...