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State of the States Winds of change... Come to Tamil Nadu where the action is... Bifurcation yet to end water wars Of development and welfare MOUs worth Rs.10.54 lakh crore signed With agriculture at its heart... A year of Telangana More government apps SIPB clears big proposals Land acquisition policy is ahead of national policy... Waste disposal model All these happened in TN… Benevolent businessthan... Thalaivaa Inter-State boundary State under siege AP in better shape Illegal mining of sand TN to suffer serious loss Launch of ins vikrant, India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier Bhubaneswar IIT cries for completion KNPP with the grid ‘E’ for enterprise CII to set up tourism bureaus Info-Park, more space ODISHA Kochi Metro Rail Project Leaky old lorries, mini cabs for techies... When business flocks to MP... Stirring the political cauldron TN to suffer serious loss Strike over salary hike Infrastructure to the FORE Reducing carbon footprint... State Forward Competing for good: Tale of two states MCL has a taste of judicial activism! Infra boost to the new capital Enchanting and enterprising Tamil Nadu Flurry of collaborations inked by AP Nod to cow slaughter bill Technology has raised the bar... Fanciful Rao and tech-savvy Naidu Enticing pest traps Tasks for the new government Municipal Elections A neta at it again! Deputy Collector Sindhu! Time to wake up Miners asked to pay more Bus services hit States - Kerala Homestays, a budding tourism industry TN can leverage NLC’s strengths... City of foaming lakes and fire It indeed is attractive for investments Vedanta to close Lanjigarh refinery Oh, la la. Doubling production and tripling farmers’ income... States - Odisha A giant push for millets Why the Congress won in Karnataka Promise of a productive year KCR’s I-day bonanza States Roundup Land scams rock AP & TS Global meets galore Development depends on land availability... Mango Diplomacy Hype on Hyperloop Wouldn’t the Mahatma like clean restrooms in our cities! Green crimes galore A blueprint for the future KTR releases Annual Report Bringing magic of Rajasthan alive Lingayats get a reminder: it’s poll time Industrial corridors to boost economy An industrious idea Monsoon fury It’s Karnataka chalo for Amit Shah? Power for all Divide & Prosper Pioneering education model Global Investors Meet Post Poned
 
Enticing pest traps

As the world turns organic, scientists at the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, have devised synthesized pheromone traps, an innovative alternative to hazardous pesticides. Pheromone is a chemical secretion by female pests to attract male counterparts. Chemically prepared pheromone is infused in a centimetre long silicone capsules and laid out in traps in fields. These traps lure and kill male pests thus ensuring that female eggs go unfertilised. This prevents proliferation. Further, use of these capsules reduces pesticide cost to farmers by about one eighth. Efforts are being made to similarly exterminate female pests too. 


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