Policy Sustainable Development: Genesis and Policy

The concern for sustainable development received a policy fillip in the mid twentieth century and carved out a niche for itself in the global strategies for growth. Country level discussions have helped identify domains that influence sustainable living, yet critical concerns remain unaddressed.

By: Udayakumar J

Crop technologies Optical Sensing of Soil Nutrients for ‘Smart Farming’

Over the years, chemical fertilisers have been applied to soil in order to increase their fertility....

By: Subra Mukherjee and Shakuntala Laskar

Agriculture Scaling up climate-resilient agriculture in South Asia

Farmers need support to adapt to the changing climate in South Asia, which has been adversely affect...

By: Rasheed Sulaiman V

Agriculture Role of research and innovation in transforming food systems in South Asia

Food systems are at the heart of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Howeve...

By: Nafees Meah, Ranjitha Puskur

Concept counter Upper atmosphere cooling and Climate Change

A possible impact of climate change in the upper atmosphere could be the excessive trapping of infra...

By: Staff Reporter

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Hornbills in India
Hornbills play a significant role in the regeneration of forests. Yet, logging and hunting in north-east India is leading to a huge decline in their population. Community involvement in the conservation process thus needs to be stressed.
Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary
Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary in the Leh district of Jammu & Kashmir abounds with a number of rare species of wildlife, many of which are unique to the region.
Living root bridges
Living tree bridges that one finds in picturesque Meghalaya are called Jingkieng Deingjri meaning ‘bridge of the rubber tree’ in Khasi. Tree bridges are natural structures that are examples of bioengineering at its best.


Samajik Chintan

Eminent social worker Avinash Rai Khanna is a remarkable thinker. A former Member of Parliament and an active politician, he has been working intensely on social issues and raised them in Parliament from time to time. These social issues are in no way connected to politics. These in fact present deep thinking and an earnest relationship with ground realities. Each of the nine chapters of this book showcases an outlook on pertinent social issues. From the ever-changing evils of society and how together we can solve day-to-day problems to what the responsibility of society towards orphans should be and how to prevent their criminalization have been discussed threadbare. Khanna has selected topics unrelated to politics and governments, addressing the smallest unit of a nation - the family. He attributes problems to the departure from India's roots and highlights instilling the nation's ageold cultural ethos among children. Khanna hails from Punjab where, in the recent decades drug addiction among the young population has emerged as a significant problem. In his article 'How to get rid of drug addiction', Khanna presents a solution to this very problem. The author also considers military training in tandem with formal education an important input for nation-building. Overall, this succinct bouquet of thinking - Samajik Chintan, is an inspiring treatise for all..

Jaiv Vividhata Sanrakshan

जैव विविधता हमारे प्राकृतिक पर्यावरण का अनिवार्य हिस्सा है। पर्यावरण संतुलन व सतत विकास के लिए यह विविधता बनाए रखना जरूरी है। यह तभी संभव है जब इनका संरक्षण करें। यह पुस्तक जैव विविधता एवं उसके संरक्षण के सभी पहलुओं को स्पर्श करती है। पुस्तक में इस पुस्तक में संरक्षण संबंधी चुनौतियों का भी यथास्थान वर्णन है। पर्यावरण अध्ययन में अभिरूचि रखने वाले शिक्षकों, शोधार्थियों एवं छात्रों के लिए यह पुस्तक अति उपयोगी है।