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An insight into the management of forest resources by tribal communities in Kargata and Bhagwanpur villages in Vidarbha, Maharashtra
The Forest Conservation Act and Forest Rights Act have acquired significant attention ever since they were passed in 1980 and 2006. While the former restricts the alteration brought to the forestland, the latter extends the rights of forest dwellers to use its resources.
Sumathi Sivam  posted 7 years 5 months ago
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The Oxford University Press, releases a book - 'Dirty Sacred Rivers, Confronting South Asia's Water Crisis' by Cherly Colopy : It sheds light on how rivers have deteriorated due to economic progress
The Oxford University Press, releases a book - 'Dirty Sacred Rivers, Confronting South Asia's Water Crisis' by Cherly Colopy : It sheds light on how rivers have deteriorated due to economic progress
Sumathi Sivam  posted 7 years 5 months ago
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‘Jago Banaras’ an initiative by residents of Varanasi , strives to draw state government's attention towards garbage and sanitation problems in the city
‘Jago Banaras’ an initiative by residents of Varanasi , strives to draw state government's attention towards garbage and sanitation problems in the city
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The commodification of water and wastewater benefits people and ecosystem of Jakkur, Bangalore
The commodification of water and wastewater benefits people and ecosystem of Jakkur, Bangalore
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The new desalination plant set in South Chennai, by the leading wastewater management company, VA Tech Wabag, will provide clean water to 15 lakh people in the expanded areas of the city
The new desalination plant set in South Chennai, by the leading wastewater management company, VA Tech Wabag, will provide clean water to 15 lakh people in the expanded areas of the city
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Poverty pushes the tribal farmers of Adilabad, Andhra Pradesh, to sell huge quantities of cattle dung due to poor storage facilities
Poverty pushes the tribal farmers of Adilabad, Andhra Pradesh, to sell huge quantities of cattle dung due to poor storage facilities
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A study on impacts of mega dam projects in the Himalayas suggest that there is a need for proper environmental impact assessment to ensure sustainability of projects
A study on impacts of mega dam projects in the Himalayas suggest that there is a need for proper environmental impact assessment to ensure sustainability of projects
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The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation comes up with guidelines for effective convergence of the departments of National Drinking Water Security Pilot Project and Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan in the pilot project areas
The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation comes up with guidelines for effective convergence of the departments of National Drinking Water Security Pilot Project and Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan in the pilot project areas
Sumathi Sivam  posted 7 years 5 months ago
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Strategies for achieving environmental sustainability in rural development - A report by United Nations Development Programme
This report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) presents strategies for inclusive rural development embodying the principles of environmental sustainability. It recommends measures needed to achieve green, including measuring and tracking, the use incentives and the building of capacities. It also contains a number of case studies showing how green results can be achieved.
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SABMiller India Limited, showcases its impressive results of the project was on Integrated Genetic and Natural Resource Management, which aimed at sustainable management of water in the villages of Andhra Pradesh
SABMiller India Limited, showcases its impressive results of the project was on Integrated Genetic and Natural Resource Management, which aimed at sustainable management of water in the villages of Andhra Pradesh
Sumathi Sivam  posted 7 years 5 months ago
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“Save Loktak Our Life” a music campaign, organised by Tamna Sanggai to be held in Assam and Manipur on 17 and 23 March 2013
“Save Loktak Our Life” a music campaign, organised by Tamna Sanggai to be held in Assam and Manipur on 17 and 23 March 2013
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Centre to increase service levels of providing drinking water in rural areas from 40 to 55 litres per capita per day during the 12th Five Year Plan period
Centre to increase service levels of providing drinking water in rural areas from 40 to 55 litres per capita pe
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A villager hailing from Nalanda, Bihar, sets a new world record by harvesting 108.8 tonnes of potato per hectare through organic farming
A villager hailing from Nalanda, Bihar, sets a new world record by harvesting 108.8 tonnes of potato per hectare through organic farming
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Anthropogenic activities leads to deterioration of groundwater quality: A study of Mayyanad and Edamulakkal panchayats of Kollam district in Kerala
Kerala is a rain blessed state in the country. It has highest  number of wells, when compared with other states. However due to its slanting topography there is significant decline in the ground water levels leading to severe water scarcity during summer months in most districts of the state. Further over extraction and dependence of groundwater for domestic use from the dug wells especially in rural pockets has resulted in several groundwater problems. In this backdrop the paper in  The Ecosan- An International Quarterly Journal of Environmental Science, sheds light on groundwater quality issues in two panchayats of Kerala.
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Despite the hype that Genetically Modified is the fastest adopted technology, majority of countries continue to adopt conventional farming method
Despite the hype that Genetically Modified is the fastest adopted technology, majority of countries continue to adopt conventional farming method
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Switching over to traditional ways of weather controlling methods in buildings, such as chhajjas, courtyards, verandahs, jaalis and jharokhas ensures physical and psychological well being of people
Switching over to traditional ways of weather controlling methods in buildings, such as chhajjas, courtyards, verandahs, jaalis and jharokhas ensures physical and psychological well being of people
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According to the director of Bombay Natural History Society, one of the major reasons for the decline sparrow population is unrestrained use of pesticides
According to the director of Bombay Natural History Society, one of the major reasons for the decline sparrow population is unrestrained use of pesticides
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The water conservation movement that helped Saurasthra achieve agricultural growth may not last long, as farmers are shifting to cultivate cash crops
The water conservation movement that helped Saurasthra achieve agricultural growth may not last long, as farmers are shifting to cultivate cash crops
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Maha Kumbh Mela gives an opportunity to learn lessons to reduce river pollution across the country
Maha Kumbh Mela gives an opportunity to learn lessons to reduce river pollution across the country
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Himachal Pradesh gears up to have series of hydro - electric power projects in the Sutlej river basin- A map by SANDRP
 Himachal Pradesh gears up to have series of hydro - electric power projects in the Sutlej river basin- A map by SANDRP
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