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Alarming decline in global freshwater fish species: IUCN

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Unregulated salt production near Sambhar lake is not just causing health problems among salt workers, it is also depleting groundwater and ruining the ecosystem of the wetland.

The fields are silvery white with raw salt crusts in the vicinity of Nawa, a small town on the northwestern banks of Sambhar lake, India’s largest inland lake. Nawa lies about 90 kilometres east of Jaipur. Also an extensive saline wetland and a Ramsar site, the blinding white salt flats stretch as far as one can see. The place is a key wintering area for thousands of pink flamingos and other migratory birds from northern Asia and Siberia. Surrounded by the Aravalli on all sides, the lake straddles Nagaur, Sikar, Ajmer and Jaipur districts of Rajasthan.

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A Rajasthan institute trains women from inaccessible villages of poor countries to make their villages solar energy efficient.

In her mid-30s, Lino Lameko works as an assistant at the office of the national women’s council in Funafuti, the capital of Tuvalu. She has come all the way from the Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean to Tilonia, a small village located in Ajmer in Rajasthan to become a “barefoot solar engineer”. Tuvalu is a low lying coastal country comprising a set of small islands. Being an island nation, it is concerned about its vulnerability to the adverse effects of global climate change.

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Department of Environmental Science, Central University of Rajasthan & the Swedish Meteorology and Hydrology Institute, Sweden 

About the workshop

An endeavour to bring together engineers, scientists, students, managers and other professionals from the climate impacts community

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August 31, 2013 12:00AM

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A report that presents the findings of a study aimed at evaluating/examining the government run rural development programmes for community development

This report on Planning Commission site by Research and Development Initiatives presents the findings of a study that aimed at evaluating/examining the government run rural development programmes for community development implemented in the country by:

  • Documenting best practices in rural planning and implementation.
  • Suggesting ways and developing systems for replication of these good practices at a larger level

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