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  • IITD startup develops technology to convert crop residue into useful products

    IITD startup develops technology to convert crop residue into useful products

    New Delhi (ISW) - Crop residue burning has begun in the Northern states, posing a threat to air quality in the region. While several measures are being tried to prevent burning of paddy straw and mitigate the pollution, a startup incubated in the Indi...

    16 Oct 2018 12:39 PM GMT
  • Smart spraying can help cut pesticide use in orchards

    Smart spraying can help cut pesticide use in orchards

    New Delhi (ISW): A team of researchers has developed an ultrasonic sensor-based automatic spraying system that promises to cut down on the use of pesticides in orchards. The sprayer, which can be mounted on a tractor, works by sending out and receiv...

    9 Oct 2018 4:17 PM GMT
  • Indian researchers develop new nanocomposite that can help cleaning air

    Indian researchers develop new nanocomposite that can help cleaning air

    Gandhinagar (ISW) - Carbon monoxide is a major air pollutant posing threat to human health. A team of scientists led by researcher at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar have developed a nanocomposite material that can selectively...

    24 May 2018 10:06 AM GMT
  • Indo-Belgian researchers develop method to treat hospital waste

    Indo-Belgian researchers develop method to treat hospital waste

    Kolkata (ISW) - Hospital wastewater which includes drugs is a major environmental problem and a health hazard. A group of researchers from India and Belgium have developed a novel method for treating wastewater to get rid of such harmful substances...

    3 Sep 2017 7:24 AM GMT
  • Punjab poultry products contribute to antibiotic resistance, says study

    Punjab poultry products contribute to antibiotic resistance, says study

    A study by Indian and American scientists has found unregulated use of antimicrobials in Punjab poultry farms may contribute to resistance to antibiotics. The largest study to date in India that surveyed poultry production to test, has found, use of...

    21 July 2017 9:22 AM GMT
  • Taxonomists rediscover rare plant species in Western Ghats

    Taxonomists rediscover rare plant species in Western Ghats

    A group of Indian plant taxonomists have rediscovered a wild plant after a gap of nearly 100 years. Called Ceropegia Omissa H.Huber, the species was last seen in 1916. Prior to this, it was seen and collected only on two occasions - in 1835...

    29 Jun 2017 7:32 AM GMT
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