SCIENCE REPORTER

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ISSN: 0036-8512                                                                                       

VOLUME 45                                                  NUMBER 6                 JUNE 2008

CONTENTS

 

COVER STORY

 

 

Towards a Second Green Revolution

Sharan kumar

              

9

FEATURE ARTICLES

 

POTATO: Food for the World’s Poor

G. RAM PRASAD BABU                                                                                                                                       

 

19

              

CSIR IN THE SERVICE OF THE NATION

CENTRAL FOOD TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH

INSTITUTE

23

 

Vegetation to Arrest Soil Erosion

S. Murugan & R. Anand

 

28

Microalgae: Vital Source of Biodiesel

SHAKEEL A. KHAN

 

32

FICTION

 

You Are Not Alone!

Prajot Bhambhani

 

44

DEPARTMENTS

 

READERS WRITE

4

IN FOCUS         

5

SPECTRUM      

16

BOOK REVIEW

35

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

36

BIOPROFILE: Medicinal Seabuckthorn

38

POINT-COUNTERPOINT: Should India cut down on its carbon emissions and compromise economic growth?

 

47

 

 

FUN QUIZ

 

50

CROSSWORD  

52

STRANGE PLANTS: Corpse Flower

53

IN THE PICTURE: Watering the field

54

 

WHAT’S NEW

56

 

PUZZLE CORNER

60

HUMOUR         

63

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 45 June 2008, pp 9-15

Towards a Second Green Revolution

Sharan kumar

To meet the food requirements a Second Green

Revolution has today become imperative

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 45 June 2008, pp 19-22

POTATO: Food for the World’s Poor

G. RAM PRASAD BABU

Potato could play a major role in vanquishing

hunger and ensuring food security

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 45 June 2008, pp 23-26

CSIR IN THE SERVICE OF THE NATION

CENTRAL FOOD TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH

INSTITUTE

The CFTRI has played a major role in ensuring food security for the country

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 45 June 2008, pp 28-30

 

Vegetation to Arrest Soil Erosion

S. Murugan & R. Anand

Soil erosion could endanger food security; suitable planting of

vegetation could help arrest this trend

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 45 June 2008, pp 32-34

Microalgae: Vital Source of Biodiesel

SHAKEEL A. KHAN

Microalgae could form a vital source of biodiesel