Traditional crops and new innovations are offering Himalayan region a way to deal with the challenges of climate change, but there is much work to be done for this to become a truly viable alternative.
AGRICULTURE AND CLIMATE CHANGE IN INDIA
India is a large country with a diverse climate has diverse crops and farming systems. There is a high dependency of agriculture on the monsoon rains and a close link exists between climate and water resources. Two thirds of the area is rain dependent.
Fluoride and fluorosis in India
Have you traveled in rural India and seen children with stained teeth wondering how they could get tobacco-like stains at a young age? Have you seen adults in their mid-40s and 50s with bent shoulders complaining of extreme pain and being bed ridden for years? Or have you asked why the toothpaste adds fluoride whereas we hear of a disease called fluorosis in India caused by high fluoride?