Aarti Kelkar Khambete
Nearly 85 percent of the Indian population consumes groundwater and this groundwater can get polluted because of a number of contaminants - with fluoride being an important one.
Fluoride contamination of groundwater - a grave risk to health
Droughts reduced India’s gross domestic product by 2-5 per cent over 20 years from 1998-2017: Report
Ministry weakens protections against mine expansion using coal shortage excuse
Freshwater, a rare resource
Pharmaceuticals, an increasing threat to aquatic ecosystems
The use of pharmaceuticals world wide is increasing and so is the pollution of river waters with pharmaceuticals! A pharmaceutical is any kind of drug used for medicinal purposes.
Springs, symbols of life, freedom, spontaneity draw unique images in our minds – of a bubbling rush of water rolling boisterously, snaking over rocks, picking up pebbles and sand along its path full of jumping fish, occasional frogs, insects, algae – surrounded by green wild bushes and thick vegetation.
The calm waters of Pashan lake in Pune city, seldom give us an idea of the hidden wonders they support. Freshwater habitats like this, harbour a wealth of biodiversity ranging from very tiny/ microscopic plants and animals to larger ones – that reside in and around the waters and depend on it for their food, reproduction and survival.
The recently published NFHS- 5 data presents a grim picture of the nutritional status of children in India.