Investigating water and the scarcity of skills

Water — a critical and finite resource — doesn’t appear to be top of mind for people. There is news of drought and restrictions yet water is wasted.

It’s clear that water is undervalued. Further challenges include an ageing water infrastructure, increasing water demand and inadequate supply. Now add a critical skills shortage into the mix.

Inclusion of pulses in a crop rotation can improve and diversify farming system.

Nitrogen-fixing properties of Pulses: Today we know almost everything about that exhausts and destroys soil. However, how much do we know about factors due to which planetary resources are restoring and filling with life-giving force? Many people will be surprised, but Pulses possess such evocative, ecologically enriching property.

La 68ème Assemblée générale des Nations Unies a désigné l’année 2016 comme étant l’Année Internationale des Légumineuses. Le but : sensibiliser les consommateurs à leurs vertus bénéfiques sur la santé et l’environnement, et ainsi encourager leur culture et leur consommation.

The United Nations (UN) has declared year 2016 as the International Year of Pulses (IYP 2016) to position pulses as a primary source of protein and other essential nutrients. Nehru Science Centre, a constituent unit of National Council of Science Museums, an autonomous scientific organization functioning under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, is organising series of events, activities, programmes, and an exhibitions ‘the Future of the Food: Pulses’ to celebrate the United Nations - International Year of Pulses. As a part of the celebration, an exhibition “Pulses: The Future of the Food” is designed & developed at the centre. We are also happy to inform you that, the exhibition “The Future of the Food: Pulses” was inaugurated, and celebration of IYP2016 launched by Consul General, H. E. Mr. Erdal Sabri Ergen, Turkish Consulate General in Mumbai, in the august presence of Dr. Frederick Raab, Head, LIGO Hanford Observatory, USA on 15th September, 2016 (Thursday) at 10:30 AM the centre.