Some amount of fruit drop – the premature shedding of fruit from a tree before its time – is considered normal in the world of cultivation. However, it is alarming when a very large number of fruit or produce “drops” or is lost prematurely. This kind of fruit drop has long been a cause of worry for farmers everywhere. Magic Gro is the solution.
Sanitation is crucially interlinked with health and nutrition in more ways than one may immediately realise. In India alone, the lethal effects of the link between inadequate sanitation and ill-health is visible in some very dismal numbers, especially in the health of India’s children.
Brazil and India have similar trajectories in industrialisation, population, rapid urbanisation and the need to implement quick solutions for civic issues. But Brazil has cracked the urban sanitation demon, providing workable solutions for its society and lessons for India.
It’s hard to imagine a world without water – how will we manage the crisis and what it will mean for us as a race. And yet, not enough is being done, and not soon enough, to address this urgently.
Biodiversity matters simply because without it we would not exist. However, this naturally balanced web of interdependence has suffered a lot due to an explosion in human population and a spike in the demand for natural resources.
Already facing the worst water crisis in history, India ranks 120 among 122 countries in the water quality index, with the situation slated to get far worse. Projections state that the demand for water will be twice the available supply by 2030.