Congratulations, it is an eye opener to other states that are thinking of such schemes.
In Hyderabad, the government...
Thanks. You have raised a very pertinent issue. My family is a great lover of Makhana and we use it in different ways. Slowly...
It's all about taming traffic: keeping a tab on the number of vehicles on the road, and promoting public transport. Singapore, one of the smallest but richest Asian cities, has mastered this art. From being one of the most polluted Asian cities three decades ago, its pollution levels are now below World Health Organisation standards. They have remained so for 10 years now. Its citizens breathe air, which is among the cleanest in the world, while people in its South Asian counterpart, India, are choking in exhaust fumes. Indian policymakers need to take a close look at the Singapore model that guarantees its rich citizens the right to clean air. But for this, they have to take the bus, cycle or walk
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Even flash floods cannot refresh the authorities' understanding of the dynamic and fragile ecosystem of the Himalaya
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P S Ramakrishnan , former director of G B Pant University in Nainital, Uttar Pradesh and currently professor at the School of Environmental Sciences in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, spoke...
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Despite the deadline for hospitals to set up bio-medical waste disposal methods having expired, nothing has changed
There is more water than land in north Bihar. The rivers that ramble down from the Himalaya feed numerous depressions scattered all over the plains making wetlands innumerable, one of the most productive ecosystems on Earth. Rich in flora and fauna, it is here that makhana (foxnut) fruit is cultivated, and the lesser-known singhara (water chestnut), too. Fishing is one of the most important sources of income. Unfortunately, in the last few decades many of the waterbodies have either dried up or have been reclaimed for agriculture. The rest have been reduced to cesspools of foul-smelling filth. The fragile interface between land and water is threatened, and along with that, the lives of the thousands of people who depend on them. Policy-makers do not realise that this part of the state has a water economy, not a land economy. The poverty of the state reflects the mental poverty that goes into planning for north Bihar
Neither Project Tiger nor the eco-development project can end the conflicts between the forest officials and the villagers in Ranthambhore
Most Indians are defenceless against the fine toxic particles in the air -- largely products of vehicular emissions -- and scientists are finding newer and deadlier things about pollution. Surprisingly, this is not confined to metropolitan cities. Evidence of the growing anguish over pollution has poured in from across the country in response to the Centre for Science and Environment director Anil Agarwal's article "Pollution is snuffing us out" carried in Down To Earth and The Hindu recently. A selection from the 125-odd letters received: