instead of Jatropha, as Pongamia is more drought resistant than
Jatropha. Added to this, Jatropha poses several other problems such as
very high frequency of male flowers which bring down the seed yield
under conditions of high temperature, drought and low soil fertility.
Jatropha is also attacked by a wide range of pests and diseases which
cause considerable yield losses. The improved grafted strains of
Pongamia have all the desirable attributes that render them suitable
to be grown on drylands of Africa and India with scanty moisture. The
elite grafted strains of Pongamia are available with VAYUGRID.
continent. The question now is whether the MEA and Ministry of
Commerce and Industry have been watching the developments; iof so
could they not ahve averted this development. And lastly, more
improtantly, what do our various minsitries do to avert such bad names
to the comapneis that may be rushing in to Myanmar. Our public and
private sector have bolth their obligations to ensure timely
compeltikon of propjects and theya re requirede to follow all canons
of jsutice and fiarplay ande standards fo good and ethical governance.
margins - fair or unfair - than creating value by due diligence and persistence
in Project execution - only recently seen in the sloppy corruption ridden
Commonwealth games. There is I fear also an undeniable
colonising attitude in Indian investment in Africa.
Par for the course - ask any African student in Delhi U !!
Ethiopians. Its a cycle.