Declining fertility rate and population in India
The change in fertility rate has an impact on the population-resource relationship over any region Amita Bhaduri posted 3 weeks ago

The second phase of data collected by the National Family Health Survey-5 (NFHS-5) for 2019-21 was released on November 24, 2021.

Rapid population growth is one of the major causes of scarcity of resources like land and water (Image: Pixabay)
Delhi’s air pollution: TERI study looks at cost effective interventions
More stringent regional and local control strategies need to be implemented at the airshed level. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month 1 week ago

Being the capital city, Delhi’s worsening air quality has not only concerned the residents but also attracted significant regional and global attention. Over the last several years, PM10 and PM2.5 concentrations in Delhi have remained well above the prescribed national standards.

Regional level air quality planning and implementation is recommended for effective control of pollution in the whole region (Image: Let Delhi Breathe)
Ecosystem services of traditional water bodies
Empirical evidence from West Bengal Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

People obtain a variety of benefits, both tangible and intangible, from ecosystems. The complex and dynamic interactions between ecosystems and people have resulted in exponential rise of ecosystem services research in recent decade.

Households living close to tanks pursue a variety of livelihood activities based on resources available in tanks for their sustenance (Image: Amitabha Gupta, Wikimedia Commons)
Peak stubble burning to worsen air quality in North India
Chilly winters due to La Nina may lead to more air pollution Amita Bhaduri posted 2 months 2 weeks ago

As La Nina makes an appearance for the second time in a row and meteorologists expect an intense winter, North India can expect to see prolonged spells of pollution over the coming months.

A farmer burning crop residue in his farm to prepare the farm for monsoon crop (Image: Abhiriksh, Wikimedia Commons)
Global hunger index: Intersection of conflict and hunger
Without achieving food security, it will be difficult to build sustainable peace Amita Bhaduri posted 3 months 1 week ago

The 2021 Global Hunger Index (GHI) points to a dire hunger situation in a world coping with multiple crises. Progress toward Zero Hunger by 2030, already far too slow, is showing signs of stagnating or even being reversed.

India slips further in global hunger index (Image: Parij Borgohain, Pixabay)
India needs a comprehensive emissions database
India needs an official national emissions inventory for pollutants, as existing ones show 37% variation Amita Bhaduri posted 3 months 2 weeks ago

India needs to develop and maintain a comprehensive inventory of baseline emissions to ascertain whether its policy and technological interventions are able to reduce air pollution, according to an independent 

Database needed to assess emissions from industries, power plants, road transport, domestic sources, and agricultural waste burning (Image: Pxfuel)
Is climate action at scale a possibility?
Lessons from Meghalaya’s attempt to strengthen its frontline across the State Amita Bhaduri posted 3 months 3 weeks ago

The recently released report on climate change by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has portrayed a devastating picture of the world that our

Stories of change from Meghalaya on moving towards “net-zero” emission commitments (Image: MBDA)
How Paani Foundation harnesses the power of communication for social transformation
Committed to use the power of all forms of communication to bring about behavioral change and transformation at scale Amita Bhaduri posted 4 months 2 weeks ago

Paani Foundation was created in 2016, with the vision of making Maharashtra drought-free. From 2016 to 2019, Paani Foundation organized four Water Cup competitions, whose main objective was to make villages water secure through watershed development.

Villagers participating in shramdaan for making watershed structures (Image: Paani Foundation)
Tiny bytes of safe water education
How safe water learning cards can be further contextualized for training the frontline workers Amita Bhaduri posted 4 months 3 weeks ago

One of the key goals of every participatory program on water and sanitation is the creation of awareness, leading to behavior change.

Dividing complex issues into neat modular flash cards (Image: INREM)
Green panel clears Central Vista project
Policy matters this fortnight Amita Bhaduri posted 8 months 1 week ago

Green panel clears Central Vista projects

Rajpath's Central Vista Avenue project (Image: Students of Master in Sustainable Architecture at Central University of Rajasthan, Counterview)