Development News – Development Matters http://www.dhan.org/development-matters Monthly Development Update from DHAN Collective Fri, 04 Aug 2017 08:05:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.11 Dr. Verghese Kurien http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/2013/05/dr-verghese-kurien/ Fri, 03 May 2013 05:34:21 +0000 http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/?p=918 Dr. Verghese Kurien, the brain behind White Revolution expired on 9th Septemeber, 2012. Known has ” Milkman of India” and as “Father of White revolution” , Kurien made India the biggest milk producing country in the world through the scheme ” Operation Flood”. Dairy farming became a largest self-sustaining industry. The Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing [...]]]> Major crop output to fall by 0.5 per cent in 2012-13 http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/2013/02/major-crop-output-to-fall-by-0-5-per-cent-in-2012-13/ Tue, 12 Feb 2013 04:24:20 +0000 http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/?p=876 Even though the overall agriculture sector is expected to do well in 2012-13, major crop production is projected to fall by 0.5 per cent, the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) has estimated. This is due to fall out in production of non-food crops like soyabean, cotton and rapeseed. Cotton production is expected to fall [...]]]> Imidacloprid found to kill bees http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/2013/02/imidacloprid-found-to-kill-bees/ Tue, 12 Feb 2013 04:22:33 +0000 http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/?p=885 Imidacloprid is the bestselling neonicotinoid insecticides all over the world including India. The pesticide is used to kill sucking and biting insects. A study published in the German science journal Naturwissenschaften, reveals how bees given minute doses of the widely used pesticide imidacloprid became more vulnerable to infections from a deadly parasite, nosema. Bee experts [...]]]> Growing NPA in SHGs http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/2013/02/growing-npa-in-shgs/ Tue, 12 Feb 2013 04:21:49 +0000 http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/?p=878 NABARD has expressed its concern over the growing NPA in SHGs in the recent years, in the 2011-12 report of Status of SHGs in India. In absolute terms, the gross NPA against loans to SHGs increased from `1474 crore at the end of March 2011 to `2213 crore by March 2012. In percentage terms it [...]]]> Urea deep placement technology http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/2013/02/urea-deep-placement-technology/ Mon, 11 Feb 2013 07:43:57 +0000 http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/?p=855 Urea is the nitrogenous fertilizers widely used by millions of rice farmers across the globe both forirrigated and rain-fed rice. Many farmers still practice broadcasting method of urea application to fertilize paddy plants standing in flooded water.

This practice is highly inefficient – about two-thirds of the fertilizer is lost as greenhouse gas or [...]]]> Earth Summit 2012 http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/2013/02/earth-summit-2012/ Fri, 08 Feb 2013 06:56:20 +0000 http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/?p=744 The Earth Summit was held from 3rd June to 14th June, 1992. This United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) (Rio Earth Summit) was attended by 152 world leaders. Earth Summit 2012 was held on 20 – 22 June 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and was hosted by the government of Brazil to mark [...]]]> Golden Rice http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/2013/02/golden-rice/ Thu, 07 Feb 2013 09:46:29 +0000 http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/?p=739 Golden Rice was the first crop variety engineered for micronutrient fortification with the intention of improving human health. The research project started in 1982 by Ingo Potrykus-Professor emeritus of the Institute for Plant Sciences and Peter Beyer-Professor of Centre for Applied Biosciences, Uni. Of Freiburg, Germany and funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, the Swiss Federal [...]]]> World Bank Aid For Dairy Development http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/2013/02/world-bank-aid-for-dairy-development/ Thu, 07 Feb 2013 09:42:23 +0000 http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/?p=741 The World Bank signed an agreement with India to provide $352 million (Rs1805 crores) for the National Dairy Support Project, a step that will benefit about 17 lakh rural milk producing households. The loan will be interest free loan for a period of 25 years and a grace period of five years through the concessionary [...]]]> Electricity Saving Tips http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/2013/02/electricity-saving-tips/ Thu, 07 Feb 2013 08:21:03 +0000 http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/?p=817 Use washing machine when there are enough clothes to fill the entire capacity, thereby you can minimize the frequency of washing. Also go far machines which consumes lesser water. Depending upon the clothes and the dirt you can set the washing machine to minimum possible washing and rinsing programs. Go far hand washing [...]]]> Funds for Youth Skill development http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/2013/02/funds-for-youth-skill-development/ Thu, 07 Feb 2013 07:56:39 +0000 http://www.dhan.org/development-matters/?p=808 Government is implementing a scheme for skill development in the youths of left wing extremism affected areas in the country. The scheme is being implemented in 34 districts of nine states at a cost of around Rs 233 crore. These states include Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and West Bengal. Around [...]]]>