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Science Ministry Says Non-Uniform Himalayas May Cause Large Tremors

The Science Ministry has stated that non-uniformity of Himalayas' might lead to "significantly large earthquake events" in future. The study has revealed that the Himalayas have developed a crystal property, anisotropy, that results in causing earthquakes. Studying seismic activity of 167 earthquakes, it cited Indo-Eurasia collision, happening for the past 50 million years, as the reason behind anisotropy. Notably, the Climate Risk Index also… read-more

Sun, 11 Apr 2021 - 01:16 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: himalayas, Earthquake, Ministry of Science and Technology, Mountains

Courtesy: LiveMint

Saffron farm of Sikkim

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Saffron Crop Successfully Harvested In Sikkim; First Time Outside J&K

Sikkim's Yangyang village has successfully harvested the first crop of saffron under a pilot project. An official from Department of Science said the sowing area of saffron will be increased ten times from current 1000m² post quality assessment. The project, in collaboration with the Sikkim University’s Horticulture department, found the soil of Yangyang similar to Kashmir's Pampore. Currently, saffron cultivation is limited to Pampore,… read-more

Tue, 10 Nov 2020 - 08:59 AM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: Sikkim, Saffron, Spices, Pilot project, Ministry of Science and Technology, Jammu and Kashmir, Pampore, Budgam

Courtesy: Indian Express