A Burning Concern – India

Farmers in India, as elsewhere around the world, have long had a problem disposing of the agricultural waste left after harvesting. To get the ground clear in time to sow pre-monsoon crops, the most common method is to burn it in

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Made in India – India

Poliomyelitis (polio) is a highly infectious disease caused by a virus. It invades the nervous system, and can lead to paralysis of both upper and lower limbs in a matter of hours. It can strike at any age, but affects

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A Bhooming Success

October 2004 Karnataka State has been dubbed the ‘Information Technology State’ of India. The state’s e-governance department has initiated a project of computerising all hand-written land documents, which has helped the state acquire its nickname. The so-called ‘Bhoomi Project’ was

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Plant Power – India

February 2005 India is the world’s sixth largest energy consumer, consuming about 3 per cent of the world’s total energy per year. With a population of over one billion people living in an area of just under 3 million km²,

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Tapping the Wind – India

February 2005 For the impoverished people of Muppandal, lacking the electrical power needed to work their way out of poverty, the answer may be blowing in the wind. The local people are thanking Varuna, the Hindu God of the wind,

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