The paucity and poor quality of science and technology stories carried in the media has been a major barrier to the popularization of science. It has also hindered the development of a scientific temper in people. Several people's science movements in the country have sought to remedy these problems. Born in 1989, Srote is one such effort.
Srote is a weekly feature service on topics in science and technology for newspapers and magazines. News from all over the world is presented in a language that is easily understood by a general reader. Delivered to over 350 subscribers, each news snippet and feature article in Srote is picked up approximately five times. The weeklies are then compiled as a magazine each month.