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The rivers and backwaters in Kerala, like elsewhere in India, have
turned into garbage dumps. They are mainly used for fish breeding.
Instead of using them for fish breeding, I would suggest small-scale
fish breeding in ponds or oil-drums wherever possible.
Dr Peter Riefenthaler
My younger daughter is very interested in Gobar Times; the
supplement with Down to Earth. She reads each issue very keenly.
We would like to know the name of the fruit and flower photograph in
the centre spread published along with the article “Going Bio” on
page 70 of the March 31 st , 2006 Gobar Times issue. Kindly also let
us know the address from where we can get it.
Raipur Institute of Technology
Raipur Institute of Technology,The
Photo on pages 70 and 71 in the March 31 st issue of Gobar Times is
titled Hydrangea macrophylla Hydrangeaceae. It can be found at our
http://www.cseindia.org/programme/eeu/gsp_net-work. htm, on our
latest activity sheet.
This is with reference to the article by Laxmi Narain Modi on the
Kamdhenu Bullock Drawn Tractor (KBDT) in the March 31 st , 2006
issue of Gobar Times. I will be obliged if you will kindly furnish
full address of Bharatiya Cattle Resource Development
Foundation (BCRDF) to enable me to contact them and seek full
details of KBDT.
I am assisting a group of young agriculturists to promote organic
farming in the draught prone district of Kutch or Gujrat state. We
would very much like to intoduce KBDT in our region, of course, if
its price is affordable.
I would also like to know how this programme of using KBDT, is
progressing in Uttar Pradesh? I eagerly await your response.
The address for BCRDF is…
Ahimsa Bhawan, F-125 Lado Sarai
New Delhi – 110 030
find out more about the uses and progress of KBDT you can contact
BCRDF for the latest news.
Many thanks for your words of concern on
disappearing urban birds. This is a serious issue and will have long
lasting effect on our ecological system. We must have awareness
programmes to promote the issue and to get mass support.