Please read our response to 'an article on Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan (JSA)' is published in the 'Economic and Political Weekly/ issue (Vol. 54, Issue No. 29, 20 Jul, 2019) at the following link. In 2015, the Government of Maharashtra launched the JSA, with the aim of making 25,000 villages in Maharashtra drought-free.
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