International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the Phillippines has developed about 400 varieties of super rice, to be tested in India over the next two yeas. These varieties will increase the yield
Dutch authorities are investigating the outbreak of a new bovine immune system deficiencey disease that has killed dairy cows at 12 Dutch farms, the agriculture ministry said today. The diseases,
Reliance Salgaonkar Power Ltd has decided to revive its expansion plan even as its first 48 MW power plant is ready to go on stream next week.
Taiwanese agricultural officials suspect an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease among cows on outlaying Jinmen island may have spread from rival China, local media reports said today. "There is a
US drinks giant Coca-Cola Co told Belgian retailers on Saturday to clear more batches of soft drinks from their shelves after the government ordered a ban because children had become ill. The
The Environment ministry plans to impose a cess on 29 polluting industries. The funds will contribute to an 'environment fund' to be set up for upkeep of the environment. The ministry is setting up
As part of its new business focus to launch vaccines for various common diseases in the country, SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals (SBP) has launched Havrix -- a vaccine for hepatitis A virus which
The Tea Board is upbeat about the prospects of organic tea. India exported 500 tonnes of organic tea last year, and hopes to double this in 1999. But why only tea? And why not have internationally
The Centre is preparing in all earnest for the possibility of transgenic plants making their way into the country. The department of biotechnology has set up a national facility for plant virus
Until recently, tea cultivation in India was the exclusive domain of big companies and some rich individuals. But, of late, all this has begun to change. Small scale tea cultivation has become a
Epidemiological study on effect of air pollution on human health (adults) in Delhi
How green is green?
Doha: inaction in the face of urgency
Coal mines to get automatic nod for first expansion