Antimicrobial resistance in Kenya: interview with Samuel Kariuki
Samuel Kariuki is professor and head, Centre for Microbiology Research at KEMRI, Nairobi. His research interest lies in the epidemiology and molecular characterisation of enteric bacterial pathogens and antimicrobial resistance.
Demonetisation an attack on economy: Shaktiman Ghosh of National Hawkers Federation
On November 8, Centre withdrew legal tender from 500 and 1000 rupee notes in …
Baranaja: a climate resilient farming practice
Baranaja is a mixed crop farming practice from Uttarakhand based on traditional wisdom. Millets and pulses are the main crops cultivated through this system. These are healthy foods, especially for people with diabetes, hypertension and heart diseases.
Peatlands of Indonesia: in conversation with Myrna A Safitri
Indonesian peatlands are being burnt for palm oil and paper industries. Last year at the COP 21 in Paris though, Indonesian President Widodo announced that all forest fires and peat fires will be under control and peatlands will be restored. Down To Earth speaks to Myrna A Safitri, Deputy of Education, Socialization, Participation and Partnership at the Peatlands Restoration Agency (BRG)
Clean cook stoves and climate mitigation: Tara Ramnathan explains
Down To Earth is at COP 22 in Marrakech, Morocco. We speak to Tara Ramnathan, prgramme director at Nexleaf Analytics, a company making clean cooking stoves to combat indoor air pollution in rural homes of India and Africa. These stoves come with a monitoring technology for users to find how much they have mitigated. They shall also be rewarded for it
Some facts about Delhi's worst smog in 17 years
Delhi is experiencing deadly smog over the last four days. High pollution levels due to bursting of firecrackers on Diwali, crop burning in the neighbouring states and an increased number of automobiles on roads have given rise to this situation. A mild anti-cyclonic phenomenon is adding on to the problem.
India is the graveyard of community-led total sanitation: Kamal Kar
Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) is an innovative methodology for mobilising communities to completely eliminate open defecation. Communities are facilitated to conduct their own appraisal and analysis of open defecation and take action to become open defecation free
Sense of ownership is equally important: Kurukshetra DC
To look beyond toilets and establish a connection between sanitation and health to trigger a change of mindset in rural India was the central idea around National Consultation on Rural Sanitation, hosted by the CSE in New Delhi last week