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Government allows closure of Sardar Sarovar dam gates
News this week Swati Bansal posted 4 years 2 months ago

Centre gives permission to close Sardar Sarovar dam gates

Sardar Sarovar dam (Source: Shahakshay, Wikipedia)
Dealing with urban waste
While India continues to be besieged by waste, a new book on waste management looks at how a minimal waste society can be created. Amita Bhaduri posted 4 years 11 months ago

When it comes to managing huge piles of waste, Indian metros have a monumental task in hand. As per 2011 figures, Delhi is the biggest waste generator with 6800 tonnes of waste being produced daily.

Pushpa leads the struggle against Bhalaswa landfill that contaminates Delhi's groundwater.
When coal goes unheard
This paper tries to understand the effect of coal mining in the northeast India and ways to control its impact on the environment Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 5 years 2 months ago

India has the fifth largest coal reserves in the world [1].

Coal mines in Meghalaya (Source: The Hindu)
Applications invited for ICIMOD Media Fellowship 2013 for journalists from Northeast India
The primary goal is to help strengthen capacity of environmental journalists and facilitate a deeper understanding of issues related to climate change and sustainable mountain development. sabitakaushal posted 8 years 1 month ago

Offered by 

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

About the Fellowship

Help influence water and environmental policy for the Himalayan states: Sustainable Development Forum, Nagaland and India Water Portal invite contributions for the upcoming Mountain Summit at Kohima, Nagaland in September 2013
Send us technical papers, articles, photo essays or videos on topics related to water and development in the Himalayas, for inclusion in the Summit discussions by 01 September chicu posted 8 years 1 month ago

The catastrophe at Uttarakhand in June 2013, was a hot topic of discussion for many of us across the country, but only those who live in the Himalayan states understand the significance and impact it has on their lives. Poor policies and governance were the root cause; much more than heavy rains.

3rd Sustainable Mountain Development Summit Kohima
The Himalayan states - are they India's crown jewels or distant cousins?
People in India revere the Himalayas but most may not know much about its people. A common platform to highlight issues that the mountain peoples face is the need of the hour. chicu posted 8 years 2 months ago

Left, right, up, down...bump, bump, bump! That was me… being thrown about on all sides of the jeep that I was in. No, I wasn’t off-roading! I was on an investigative mission to Pinrow, a village in Nainital district, Uttarakhand from my home. I was investigating the impact of the state government's push for 100% of child births to happen in the hospitals.

Nandadevi at sunrise
The Northeast Go Green Journalism Award, Assam Times - Submit entries by 12 May, 2013
To honour outstanding reporting on the environment, Assam Times seeks submissions from mid-career/ mid-level journalists in the North East states sabitakaushal posted 8 years 4 months ago

Assam Times

Organisers 

Just how large is MGNREGA: Making sense of the numbers
The lyrically named MGNREGA is India's flagship programme and the worlds largest employment guarantee scheme. No doubt, other superlatives can also be added to it. But just how large is India's top flagship programme? This article tries to understand the numbers. chicu posted 8 years 7 months ago

The lyrically named MGNREGA is India's flagship programme and the worlds  largest employment guarantee scheme. No doubt, other superlatives can also be added to it. But just how large is India's top flagship programme? This article tries to understand the numbers.

Soil health management under hill agroecosystem of North East India - A paper from the journal Applied and Environmental Soil Science
This paper describes the impacts of environmental degradation on soil quality and health in the North East of India Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 9 years 3 months ago

The paper published in the journal Applied and Environmental Soil Science discusses the need for a viable option for ecorestoration and maintenance of soil resources to sustain long-term soil productivity and improve food security for the region.

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