Quick method to assess the freshness of leaf vegetables

Vegetable freshness is very important both for the catering business and domestic consumption. Supermarkets often spray water on leaf vegetables to make them look fresh and, most of all, to make it impossible to assess how long they've been on the shelf for. Nonetheless, it's not possible to store these…

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Enterprising woman farmer charts a path to prosperity

From an impoverished homemaker to a successful farmer and trusted counselor for many women in the area, the story of Sangita Mhatre of Mande is an inspiring tale of how women in rural India can take charge of their destiny given the slightest of opportunities “We were losing our new…

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Indian rooftop veg cultivation project

In a bid to bridge the gap between supply and demand and promote cultivation of pesticide-free, eco-friendly vegetables, the Horticulture Department conducted a campaign in Chennai on January 23 and 24 to promote vegetable cultivation on rooftops. The objective of this “do it yourself” programme is to motivate urban dwellers…

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Rains continue to pound potato crop

Unrelenting showers continue to cause damages to the standing potato crop in the Chikkaballapur and Kolar districts. The potato crop had been ready for harvest. Potato cultivation is taken up on a large-scale in Hosakote, Devanahalli, Kolar, Srinivasapura, Chikkaballapura and surrounding areas. “Every day we get fifty trucks of potatoes…

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