There is an urgent need to create mechanisms to empower widows in Yavatmal and Vidarbha, and give them the support they need to pick up the pieces of their lives and move forward. However, such initiatives are rare. One of the few such projects for the welfare of the helpless women is run by Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) and its sister organization Sampada Trust.
Plasticulture is the application of plastics in agricultural cultivation and is fast becoming the most sought-after technique to augment farm yields and farm income. But, there is also a flip side as dangerous toxins released from the polyethylene film can remain in the soil for centuries leading to intense plastic pollution in the agricultural domain. Here, our researchers Arjuna Srinidhi and Divya Nazareth discuss the pros and cons of plasticulture and conclude that we need to go beyond just the ban of plastic bags and address its use across sectors.
Source: TerraGreen, August 2018, Volume 11, Issue 5