Sustainable farming: Bananas replace shifting cultivation in Meghalaya, India

Sustainable farming is a necessity for today in order to protect the environment. Farmers in Adokgre and adjoining areas in North Garo Hills of Meghalaya, India, have adopted banana cultivation as a viable alternative to jhum, which means...

How 3 Indian engineers created solar innovation for food preservation

A big part of the Indian population suffers from hunger. One may think that the culprit is insufficient food production. However, that is not true. Colossal food wastage is behind India’s big hunger problem. India is the second largest producer of fruits...

Gender equality, sustainability focus of Assam Women Entrepreneurs Conclave

In order to bring about sustainability in our approach towards the environment, it is important to encourage the participation of women in the workforce. The recent trend of women entrepreneurship in India augurs well for the environment and...

Eco-friendly, biodegradable sanitary napkins invented by 2 India students

Sanitary pads, usually available in the market, are made of 90 per cent plastic. Their disposal contributes to the toxic plastic waste. However, now a biodegradable alternative to it has been developed. Two Indian students, Niveda R and Gowtham...

A first glimpse at the world’s most awaited electric car: Tesla Model 3

Trying to catch the first glimpse of the much awaited car, huge crowds gathered at Tesla’s retail locations in Los Angeles as well as Palo Alto. The first official Tesla Model 3 cars for display have been installed at two of the company’s...

Magic rice or Komal Saul from Assam, India, needs no cooking!

Rice generally forms an integral part of major cuisines all over the world. This is particularly true for the regional cuisines of India. There is a huge variety of rice grown all over India, each one with its own unique flavor and taste. In fact, every...