North Goa District

  • Uday Mandrekar (40) is a popular boatman on the Chorao island of Goa. He is known for his formidable knowledge on birds in the area so much so that he is often referred to as the bird man of Chorao. He is a private boatman and a tourist guide who can take you deep into the mangroves and waterways of...
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  • “The recent scare due to the detection of formalin-laced fish across Goa, Kerala, Assam, Manipur, Nagaland and Meghalaya points to a link between water quality and food safety. Fish traders find it cost-effective to use formalin, a carcinogen, instead of ice to prevent the decomposition of fish du...
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  • Located just 5 km away from the capital city of Panaji, Chorao island, along the Mandovi river, is one of the largest islands in Goa. The island has a unique ecosystem that is different from the other sanctuaries in the state. The Chorao island in Mandovi is one of the best mangrove forests and hous...
    makarandpurohitposted 1 year 11 months agoread more
  • After becoming a human entity, Ganga river receives first legal notice The Uttarakhand high court has issued the first legal notice to the Ganga river, which was accorded human status recently. The court has sought a response from the river for allowing construction of a trenching ground in its lan...
    swatiposted 2 years 6 months agoread more
  • 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. Lessons from other countries show that these mountains of waste will only grow bigger as India g...
    Amita Bhaduriposted 3 years 1 month agoread more
  • Garudeshwar dam: for a statue or for people?The dam in Gujarat's Bharuch district will act as downstream storage for the Sardar Sarovar project which means it can't be used for irrigation, flood control or even net power generation.However, it will create a reservoir around the 'Statue of Unity' pro...
    ravleenposted 5 years 6 months agoread more
  • UNICEF's digital media campaign against open defecationUNICEF launches a three-month long campaign 'Take Poo to the Loo' to raise awareness against defecation in open among the youth.Govt addresses Andhra's river water sharing issuesTo avoid conflicts between the two states, government&nbs...
    swatiposted 5 years 11 months agoread more
  • Gujarat government culls protest against weir on the Narmada riverTribal groups and environment activists planning a hunger strike against the proposed Garudeshwar weir on the Narmada river were put under house arrest on October 31, the birth anniversary of freedom fighter Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel....
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  • India moves up two notches on the Global Hunger IndexWith its rank at 63 this year, India has moved up two spots on the Global Hunger Index brought out by the International Food Policy Research Institute every year. However, at more than 40%, India still has the highest number of malnourished childr...
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  • After mercury, lead comes into the limelight WHO warns the world against the threat of lead poisoning on children globally. Calls upon all the countries to take stong actions for elimination of lead poisoning.Govt makes study of river basin carrying capacity mandatoryIn a bid to plan optimal nu...
    swatiposted 6 years 3 weeks agoread more
  • Criminal proceedings against Mahyco and others to continueKarnataka High Court permits biodiversity boards to go forward with the biopiracy case against Mahyco and others, charged for using traditional varieties to develop Bt brinjal without taking sanctions from concerned authorities.Super cyclone ...
    swatiposted 6 years 4 weeks agoread more
  • Mining of earth banned in IndiaNational Green Tribunal bans digging of earth throughout India for making bricks and roads without obtaining environmental clearance.Ahmedabad and Chennai to host India Water ExpoAiming to bridge the knowledge gaps on water and wastewater management for user ...
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  • With the halt to mining after decades, farmers return to their paddy fields in Bicholim taluka. Authorities provide full support to farmers in remote areas to boost agriculture.
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  • 49 mines out of 54 investigated in Goa lies within 10 km of state's wildlife sanctuary and one lies in Mhadei wildlife sanctuary, reports Goa Mines and Geology department
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  • Sea water encroaches Keri beach, damaging the gabion flexible sea wall which was built to protect the beach from erosion; locals condemn Goa government for concretizing the beach instead of using eco-friendly protective measures
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  • The state coastal authority in March 2011 ordered stay on work done from illegally extended jetties by subsidiary Sesa Goa
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  • After the Supreme Court banned iron-ore mining last September, air pollution substantially comes down
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  • Iron-ore extraction leads to mangenese contamination in rivers and lakes of the mining belt leading to drinking water scarcity
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  • Organizer:  Centre for Environment Education (CEE) GoaVenue: Goa International Centre in Dona Paula, GoaDescription:The event will be organised by the Centre for Environment Education (CEE) Goa, in association with the Goa Golden Jubilee Development Council and supported by the Department of Sc...
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  • Dear Expert,I am aware of the different processes AQUAFINA type of packed water goes through including the most important process like osmosis and this process is guided by the bis standard 14543. Now I came to know through a certain marketing person that HIMALAYAN type of spring water ( is it ...
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The documentary, Birdman of Chorao tells the story of Uday Mandrekar’s selfless efforts in protecting the mangroves in Chorao.

Uday Mandrekar (40) is a popular boatman on the Chorao island of Goa. He is known for his formidable knowledge on birds in the area so much so that he is often referred to as the bird man of Chorao. He is a private boatman and a tourist guide who can take you deep into the mangroves and waterways of the island.

Chorao island is just five km away from the capital city of Panaji. Along the Mandovi river, it is one of the largest islands in Goa. The island has a unique ecosystem. It has one of the best mangrove forests and houses most of the mangrove species found in Goa.

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There is a need for better regulation and monitoring to bring toxin-free food to the Indian market.

“The recent scare due to the detection of formalin-laced fish across Goa, Kerala, Assam, Manipur, Nagaland and Meghalaya points to a link between water quality and food safety. Fish traders find it cost-effective to use formalin, a carcinogen, instead of ice to prevent the decomposition of fish during transportation to distant markets.

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A new project tries to save the ecologically diverse Chorao island by including the inhabitants of the island in conservation efforts.

Located just 5 km away from the capital city of Panaji, Chorao island, along the Mandovi river, is one of the largest islands in Goa. The island has a unique ecosystem that is different from the other sanctuaries in the state. The Chorao island in Mandovi is one of the best mangrove forests and houses most of the mangrove species found in Goa.

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After becoming a human entity, Ganga river receives first legal notice

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While India continues to be besieged by waste, a new book on waste management looks at how a minimal waste society can be created.

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. Lessons from other countries show that these mountains of waste will only grow bigger as India gets richer. And with this, how we manage our waste is going to change as well.

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Garudeshwar dam: for a statue or for people?

The dam in Gujarat's Bharuch district will act as downstream storage for the Sardar Sarovar project which means it can't be used for irrigation, flood control or even net power generation.However, it will create a reservoir around the 'Statue of Unity' proposed to be world's tallest statue

UNICEF's digital media campaign against open defecation

UNICEF launches a three-month long campaign 'Take Poo to the Loo' to raise awareness against defecation in open among the youth.

Govt addresses Andhra's river water sharing issues

News this week: Gujarat government puts environment activists under house arrest, Goa's mining zone highly polluted and Assam's rice bowl turns into wasteland due to siltation.

Gujarat government culls protest against weir on the Narmada river

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News this week: India moves up on the Global Hunger Index, Churu on its way to total sanitation and Phailin affected areas face drinking water stress.

India moves up two notches on the Global Hunger Index

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After mercury, lead comes into the limelight 

WHO warns the world against the threat of lead poisoning on children globally. Calls upon all the countries to take stong actions for elimination of lead poisoning.

Govt makes study of river basin carrying capacity mandatory

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