World Wetland Day 2013

World Wetland Day – 2nd February This year theme– Wetlands and Water Management Wetlands are important conservation areas because of the depth of biodiversity they contain. There are a total of 26 wetland sites in India[1]. The world wetland day is observed each year on30

Trewia nudiflora

Economic Importance of Trewia nudiflora

Kingdom: Plantae Order: Malpighiales Family: Euphorbiaceae Genus: Trewia Species: Trewia nudiflora Common name: Gutel, khamara Origin: India   Description: It is a small to large sized deciduous tree with spreading branches. Leaves opposite, long petioled, broadly ovate, cordate or rounded base, acuminate, female flowers on long peduncles, styles yellow. Fruit is30

Emblica officinalis

Economic importance of Emblica officinalis

Kingdom : Plantae Division : Angiospermae Class : Dicotyledonae Order : Geraniales Family: Euphorbiaceae Genus:  Emblica Species: Emblica officinalis Common name: Amla Origin: India Description: The tree is small to medium sized, reaching 8 to 18 m in height, with crooked trunk and spreading branches. The leaves30

CDP report India

Status of Indian companies in Investor CDP India 2012 program

Year 2012 experienced a lesser number of companies disclosing information on their carbon emissions and climate change risks and opportunities to Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) than the previous year. However the quality of disclosure by the responding companies has improved. Each year, CDP requests information30

Hamelia patens

Economic importance of Hamelia patens

Kingdom: Plantae Order: Gentianales Family: Rubiaceae Genus: Hamelia Species: Hamelia patens Common name: Scarlet- bush Origin: Brazil   Description: It has orangish-red tubular flowers. Their corolla varies much in length, making it attractive to a wide range of pollinators. The fruit is a small dark red30

Nyctanthes arbor- tristis

Economic importance of Nyctanthes arbor- tristis

Kingdom: Plantae Order: Lamiales Family: Verbenaceae Genus:  Nyctanthes Species: Nyctanthes arbor-tristis Common name: Night jasmine, Harsinghar Origin: India   Description: It is a shrub or a small tree, with grey bark. The leaves are opposite, simple, with an entire margin. The flowers are fragrant, they are produced in clusters30

Male cones of Pinus roxburghii

Economic importance of Pinus roxburghii

Kingdom: Plantae Division: Pinophyta Class: Pinopsida Order: Pinales Family: Pinaceae Genus: Pinus Species: P. Roxburghii Common name: Chir Origin: India Description: It is a large tree; the bark is red-brown. The leaves are needle-like, in fascicles of three, very slender, distinctly yellowish green. The cones are ovoid30

Institutional structure of power sector in Gujarat

Electricity scenario of the state of Gujarat

Indian power sector is facing challenges despite the significant growth in generation capacity over the past few decades. The power situation in India is characterised by demand in excess of supply, high transmission and Distribution   losses, peak demand and energy shortages, low plant load factors30