Author: Alok Gupta

Drafting drones to help farmers

From the fields of Kansas to the farms of Punjab, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, drones are helping researchers to develop and monitor improved varieties of wheat and fight a pest that is becoming more dangerous due to climate change

Unmanned aerial vehicles have vast potential to assist in wheat variety development in many parts of India where the cereal is grown…Read More

No bridges over troubled waters

Bigger floods and increased erosion due to climate change are threatening and damaging river bridges in Bihar, in some places forcing people to fall back on temporary pontoon bridges

Every January, fishermen at Beldour and Chautam blocks in Khagaria district of Bihar take part in the rather strange practice of donating boats at the confluence of Koshi and Bagmati rivers…Read More