Jammu

The film Green Gold on Fire provides insights into the impacts of forest fire on communities and environment in Jammu and Kashmir.

Jammu and Kashmir is the only state in India where forest fires are reported almost every season. As per Indian state of forest report 2017, India saw a 46 percent increase in the number of forest fires in the last 16 years. Forest fires not only affect the flora and fauna of the region but they also pollute the environment and lead to climate change by increasing greenhouse gases.

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A Mumbai-based scientist comes up with an effective solution to Kashmir’s mounting garbage problem.

Kashmir was once known for its pristine mountains, lakes, beautiful landscape and clean environment. In the last few decades, however, things have changed. An increasing amount of untreated garbage produced by humans is becoming a critical problem affecting not only the health of the residents of Kashmir but its environment, too. Even the capital city of Srinagar is not without its share of garbage problem. 

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From S. Ramesh Sakthivel, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), New Delhi

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On 15th October 2008, through an innovative partnership between the Department of Drinking Water Supply (DDWS) and the Department of School Education and Literacy (DSE&L), the government of India with the support of UNICEF celebrated its first ever global hand washing day.

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