India unveils coastal saline crop initiative

Outlet: BBC

January 11, 2011

A pilot project to see if cash crops can be grown in the salty ground of India’s coastal areas has been launched. The area in Tamil Nadu state will house dozens of species of halophytes – or salt-loving plants – that can be used for producing cash crops. Halophytes can be used to produce edible oils, medicines, vegetables, and cattle and fish feed…

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