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Recognizing Outstanding Contribution in the Prevention of Drug Addiction, Awareness Generation, Research and Rehabilitation

Alcoholism and drug abuse is a pysco-social-medical problem requiring a holistic approach – from prevention and early detection to effective intervention, rehabilitation and social integration. The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is the nodal Ministry for drug demand reduction.

Environment Friendly Cost Effective Bio-socket for Electricity

The SNV Netherlands Development Organization, a pioneer in promoting biogas plants in the world, plans to install 'Bio-Socket' in the country's 35,000 biogas plants to generate electricity for rural households.

APEDA: Helping Farmers to Look Outwards

Right from the moment when a produce is harvested from the farm to the time it takes to be on board for moving to its desired destination, the life of the agricultural produce gets battered at various stages. It is estimated that almost 30-40 per cent of the produce of fruits and vegetables is wasted due to lack of adequate infrastructure for post-harvest handling, transportation and storage.

Arjun Rampal Takes on DNA

Recently, an article was published by a popular daily, DNA, talking about how Arjun Rampal beat Hrithik Roshan in a race at their kids school. The article was made to look like there were only Arjun and Hrithik in the race, and they were pitted against each other.

New Paradigms in Agricultural Research

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research is an apex organization in the country spearheading agricultural research, education and extension activities for productivity enhancement and diversification of Indian agriculture. The comprehensive initiatives taken by the Council have led to notable accomplishments in natural resource management, input use efficiency, climate resilience, secondary agriculture and economic transformation of farmers though technological interventions.

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