This paper addresses the issue of the Mullaperiyar Dam dispute between Kerala and Tamil Nadu with specific reference to the two judgments delivered by the Supreme Court of India on the matter. This paper attempts to examine the arguments, facts, and the judgment of the Court on each of the primary issues raised during the course of the dispute. The first case was filed by the Mullaperiyar Environmental Protection Forum in 2001, wherein the Court adjudged the case in favour of the respondents, the State of Tamil Nadu. Consequently, due to certain developments, examined in the course of the second case, the State of Tamil Nadu filed a petition before the Supreme Court against Kerala in 2006 seeking relief for the actions on the part of the latter after the judgment in the first case. A Constitution Bench was constituted to adjudicate this case, which re-examined certain issues raised during the first case and conclusively laid down its decision in favour of Tamil Nadu.
Bull Calves Need Care Too
By far, most bull calves will never become a lasting benefit to a dairy herd, and as such may not always receive the same level of care that heifer calves do. Harmonizing your calf rearing programs will yield positive results for all calves and your bottom line. All calves require excellent care, especially in the first few days of life. Without adequate, timely colostrum and proper milk replacer/milk intake, heifer calves will produce less milk later in life, not to mention reduced likelihood of entering the...
High Fat Feeding - Case Study
The challenge Design a milk replacer feeding schedule to maximize efficient growth while considering: fat content of milk replacer encourage grain intake prior to weaning maintain growth rate through weaning cold weather feeding implications Using a higher milk volume feeding schedule and offering calves a higher fat content in a milk replacer does not mean that success at weaning will be compromised. In fact, during 2015 and 2016 research trials at the Grober Young Animal Development Centre (GYADC),...
Inter-annual variations of Poyang Lake area during dry seasons: characteristics and implications
Variations in a lake area constitute an important indicator of the modifications of the lake hydrology. This paper explores the inter-annual variations of the Poyang Lake area during the dry seasons occurring within the 1961 to 2010 period and further quantifies the severity of dryness recently endured during the 2000s. A physically based hydrodynamic model of Poyang Lake established the relation between the lake area and lake level. The lake area was calculated using the observed lake water level. Results...
Maximize Growth Potential & Production
Every farm environment has unique opportunities and challenges. Your young animals’ performance is determined by your ability to recognize their specific needs and to make the necessary adjustments to your feeding program based on their genetic potential, housing environment, and environmental conditions. The greater the producers’ ability to recognize the challenges of the environment, the greater the opportunity to improve growth and average daily gain, which means improved growth for veal/ beef...
Improved Performance Through Weaning
Weaning can be a stressful event for calves. Taking the time to wean gradually can help reduce that stress and give the calf time to adjust their eating patterns to include more starter. It is important to establish the right time to wean ensuring (a) the calf has received enough milk for optimal growth and (b) is consuming enough starter to wean gently and not lose body condition after weaning. The Grober Young Animal Development Center (GYADC) compared weaning over 5 days and 10 days in individual or paired...