Earthworm gut may offer new ways of efficient recycling of organic waste

Earthworms are considered best friends of farmers, acting as engineers in soils. They are helpful in decomposition of waste, producing biofertilizers. Indian scientists have investigated the gut of earthworms to get an insight into why they are so efficient in helping decomposition. They have found that the gut of earthworms provides an ideal environment for… Read More Earthworm gut may offer new ways of efficient recycling of organic waste

Worsening worldwide land degradation now ‘critical’, undermining well-being of 3.2 billion people

Worsening land degradation caused by human activities is undermining the well-being of two fifths of humanity, driving species extinctions and intensifying climate change. It is also a major contributor to mass human migration and increased conflict, according to the world’s first comprehensive evidence-based assessment of land degradation and restoration. The dangers of land degradation, which… Read More Worsening worldwide land degradation now ‘critical’, undermining well-being of 3.2 billion people

Event update: State level consultation on planning NRM works under MGNREGA

The Mission Water Conservation (MWC) framework, launched by the MoRD, GoI has been accorded special focus under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) for systematic development of land and harnessing of rainwater through the use of ‘watershed principles’. The MWC guidelines also make it mandatory to spend 65 per cent of total MGNREGA expenditure… Read More Event update: State level consultation on planning NRM works under MGNREGA