Unsuccessful attempt at visiting Rumbak village after GLOF last year
A memoir written by Karuna Chimmed from Leh, Ladakh, on her attempt to visit Rumbak village, which was affected by flash floods due to the outburst of an artificial lake in August 2021
A broken bridge which connected tiny place called Zingchen (Image: Karuna Chhimed)
ITC scales up its 360-degree interventions for a greener earth
Heavily invests in renewable energy, water conservation, waste management, afforestation, and climate-smart agriculture to record landmark achievements
Reaffirms its Sustainability 2.0 commitments on World Environment Day (Image: ITC)
Conserving India’s freshwater ecosystems: A shared vision
Freshwater ecosystems in India are in peril. We invite comments on this vision document by TNC-India, FES and Ooloi labs that highlights future actions needed to save them.
Freshwater ecosystems, in peril! (Image Source: The Nature Conservancy, India)
Six priorities for decarbonization in industrialized and emerging economies
Navigating the tension between industrialized nations and emerging economies for global decarbonization efforts requires a diverse portfolio of solutions.
There is a need to facilitate the shift more efficiently towards renewable energy adoption globally (Image: Pixabay)
Assam relief operations: Over 5 lakh people impacted so far
Deadly diseases, sanitation and hygiene needs immediate attention
Floods are a regular menace to millions of people in Assam (Image: Fazlul Alam, PixaHive)
Implementing construction waste management in India
The taxes on recycled products may increase the degree of perceived constraints, says study
Construction waste management has become a major environmental concern in most of the Indian municipalities (Image: Petr K, Wikimedia Commons)
Crop diversification and nutritional outcomes: The linkages
Promoting crop diversification at the policy level can not only improve regional disparities in nutrition as this study shows, but also reduce vulnerability of smallholder farmers to climate shocks.
A millet crop ready for harvest in rural India (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Governance of wastewater treatment and reuse in India
Lack of enforcement of pollution monitoring and control is a major barrier
The availability of clear guidelines and specific standards with a defined implementation framework for wastewater treatment and reuse is lacking in most states (Image: Ajay Tallam, Wikimedia Commons)
Climate change and transition in cropping patterns in West Bengal
Crop choice decisions made by the farmers largely depend on the infrastructure facilities, technology applied and ecological conditions
The presence of infrastructure facilities influence crop choice in favour of non-foodgrains (Image: UN Women/Ashutosh Negi)
Planetary consequences of the mismanagement of land resources
UN offers stark warnings and practical remedies in Global Land Outlook 2
Every country can design and implement a tailored land restoration agenda to meet their development needs. (Image: PxHere)
Non pesticide management – a viable alternative
A study assesses the impact of the Andhra Pradesh Community Managed Natural Farming programme
The APCNF policy promotes zero synthetic chemical inputs (Image: Andhra Pradesh Community Managed Natural Farming Facebook Page)
One water, one data
Enabling a culture of data sharing between programs and reuse of data
Participatory programs such as JJM require a large amount of village-level information on water (Image: Arpit Deomurar, FES)
Transparent urban river pollution monitoring
A study develops a decision support tool to identify polluted river stretches
Ulhas river near Khandpe village (Image: Ganesh Dhamodkar, Wikimedia Commons)
Pond water reuse from a circular economy perspective
Ponds became a storehouse of metal toxicity in the accumulated sludge: Study
Wastewater generated from households in the catchment area of a pond contaminates its waters (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
Bamboo stick handwashing station
The bamboo stick handwashing station designed by Sehgal Foundation is an extremely convenient, effective and low cost filter that can be used for handwashing anywhere and is also easy to transport from one place to another.
Handwashing, to prevent waterborne diseases (Image Source: Biswarup Ganguly via Wikimedia Commons)
Enabling better water governance
There is a need to bring in a paradigm shift towards democratisation of water
Rice farmer irrigating from a shallow well to complement irrigation water from the Nagarjuna irrigation scheme in Krishna river basin, Andhra Pradesh (Image: François Molle, Water Alternatives)
Assessment of climate change over the Indian region
Climate change is real. What are its implications for India? This book presents a first of its kind national forecast on the impact of global warming on climate in India.
Climate change is real. What does it mean for India? (Image Source: Robert Hensley/Wikimedia Commons)
Stained and smiling
Working with fluoride affected communities in Mewat, Haryana
Stains, irregularities, and pits are common manifestations of dental fluorosis. (Image: Sehgal Foundation)