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How bio-restoration is helping revive degraded mangroves in Sunderbans

The restoration method has been tested on a two-hectare degraded patch of mangroves in Ramganga village over the past five years and has been found more effective than monoculture of mangrove plantations as usually practiced................

Here is how millets can make India’s food basket climate-resilient

The latest study has revealed that as compared to rice, alternative grains (finger millet, maize, pearl millet and sorghum) are significantly less sensitive to climate variability and generally experienced smaller decline in yields under climate extremes.............

Genetic secrets of peanut varieties unveiled

Scientists at the Hyderabad-based International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has decoded the complete set of chromosomes of two widely cultivated peanut varieties belonging to the subspecies hypogaea and fastigiata..........

High resolution rice maps for NE may help boost production

Recently scientists have developed high-resolution seasonal maps for Northeast India and Bangladesh to study cloud-prone rice paddy cultivation regions in South Asia............

Scientists complete genetic sequencing of chickpea

The study lays the foundation for large-scale characterization of the germplasm, population genetics and crop breeding of chickpea and helps understand domestication and post-domestication divergence of chickpea.................

More nitrogen may help offset effect of climate change on wheat...

Scientists at Indian Institute of Technology- Kharagpur explored the possibility of nutrient management as a way to sustain wheat productivity even at higher concentrations of carbon dioxide.....................

New centre to help farmers become climate resilient

The centre would focus on real-time structured surveillance for insect-pests and diseases using GPS-tagging techniques...………..

IIVR scientists unravel mechanism of stress tolerance in tomato

A group of scientists from the Indian Institute of Vegetable Research (IIVR), Varanasi have studied the role and mechanism of action of a key molecule, proline, in enhancing stress tolerance in tomato...............

Rural women have resilience to cope with climate risks: study

A new study says women, particularly in marginalized communities, possess the necessary knowledge to cope with climate risks........

Climate change makes Nagaland revive its traditional rice varieties

The hilly state has initiated steps to revive traditional rice as well as millet varieties which over the years gave way to high yielding crop varieties for various reasons.............