Sweden against Climate Change: In Conversation with Eva Svedling, State Secretary
Eva Svedling is the State Secretary to the Minister for International Development. Cooperation and Climate Isabella Lövin. Lövin is also the Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden. Svedling was in India recently and spoke to Down To Earth about climate change in Sweden, Swedish-EU- US relations and Indo-Swedish collaboration on climate change.
India's first quick charging station for electric vehicles
ViVa or Vidyut Vahan is India's first quick charging electric vehicles. It takes 90 …
How to segregate waste at home with Ruchika Sethi Takkar
Ruchika Sethi Takkar is a promoter of sustainable waste management at source. She teaches home-owners, residential societies and corporates the ways to segregate waste. At home, she segregates her waste into five different streams. Her message is that waste is a valuable commodity and must be treated with due diligence and care.
First Food recipes: Aloo ke gutke and Dawai Phool ki daal
Jakhiya or Cleome Viscosa comes from the tribes of Garhwal, Uttarakhand. Also known as wild mustard or dog mustard, they are found in tropics throughout the world. When cooked with potatoes, they make a flavourful combination
Climate-smart agriculture in Cooch Behar, West Bengal
The National Innovations on Climate-resilient Agriculture was launched by the central government in 2011. It covers 121 villages in the country. Khagribari, in West Bengal’s Cooch Behar district, has 1,600 households. This village is one of the places where a pilot project on climate-smart agriculture has been launched
Neduvasal will protest against hydrocarbon extraction
In Neduvasal, a village in the Cauvery delta in Tamil Nadu, villagers are protesting against the extraction of hydrocarbons from their agricultural fields. Protests broke out after the central government changed the policy and gave extraction rights to GEM Laboratories
Solar Suresh: Chennai's green revolutionary
D Suresh lives in Kilpauk in Chennai in his green and sustainable home. An IIT and IIM graduate, 71year old Suresh has managed to set up a rooftop solar plant, biogas plant, rainwater harvesting, rooftop kitchen garden and a bamboo forest in front of his house
First Food Recipes: beat the heat with Palash Sherbet
Palash or flame of the forest is a flowering tree native to the Indian subcontinent. Its flowers were traditionally used to make colours for Holi. Many do not know they can be made into a sherbet which is particularly healthy during summer
Life in the dry Thar desert
In the dry Sam region of Jaisalmer district in Rajasthan, there are villages which rely on water harvesting structures for regular water needs. These are called "beris" that can store enough water to last 9-10 months a year. Traditional structures like these are keeping villages like Khadero ki Dhaani alive. But is the ancinet wisdom dying?
First Food recipies: makhane ka raita
This is the easiest way to incorporate Makhana or lotus seeds a super food into you diet. Health benefits of Makhana include good for the heart, cures leucorrhoea, enhances blood circulation and good for post-delivery care. It is also helpful for weightloss