Tripura

5-star rating for garbage free-cities to Navi Mumbai, Rajkot, Indore
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 3 months ago

Swachh Survekshan for urban India: Navi Mumbai, Rajkot, Indore among the top

Clean road near Pardesipura, Indore. (Source: India Water Portal)
Rubber monoculture: Death knell for agrobiodiversity
A study looks at the subjective well-being of an indigenous community of Tripura amidst the transition from shifting cultivation to monoculture of natural rubber. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 year 7 months ago

People tend to be happier and reinvigorated in green spaces. Agrobiodiversity - the number and abundance of different species in particular systems is known to promote happiness. It ensures the resilience of ecosystem services such as food production, climate regulation, and pest management that in turn underpin human wellbeing.

Tripura had the highest rate of growth of rubber plantation during the first decade of the millennium as compared to any other state (Image: Flickr Commons)
NGT pushes to ban RO purifiers for water with TDS below 500 mg/l
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 9 months ago

NGT pushes MoEF to issue notification to ban unnecessary use of RO purifiers

A domestic RO water purifier
Zila Swachh Bharat Preraks - India's sanitation warriors
Tata Trusts, through its Tata Water Mission initiated the ZSBP program to help the Swachh Bharat mission achieve its goals. priyad posted 1 year 11 months ago

In 2014, the Government of India launched the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) to accelerate efforts in achieving universal sanitation coverage. The issue of access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities also became a major Sustainable Development Goal (SDG-6) when the United Nation set 17 global goals in 2015 under the 2030 Agenda.

For Akshant Nagar, 23, schoolchildren turned out to be the biggest driving force in helping to make Pipariya block in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh become open defecation free (ODF) in just seven months. Image credit: Tata Trusts
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)
Traditional fishing technologies: Will they survive the onslaught of development and mechanisation?
Age-old skills and techniques used by fisherfolk are under threat, and at the risk of being replaced by modern unsustainable technologies. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 6 years 8 months ago

Fisheries are an important sector providing employment to millions of people in India and contributing to the food security of the country. Marine, inland fisheries and aquaculture are the main components of the fisheries sector.

Fishing technologies used by the fisherfolk
Hydropower projects aggravated the Uttarakhand disaster
News this fortnight Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 6 years 8 months ago

Government admits that hydropower projects aggravated the Uttarakhand disaster

House washed away in Uttarakhand floods
Gujarat's data on toilets and drinking water facilities in schools unreliable: CAG
News this week Swati Bansal posted 6 years 9 months ago

Gujarat's data on toilets and drinking water facilities in schools need investigation: CAG

Girls toilet in a school
Below normal' rainfall for India this monsoon: IMD
News this week: IMD predicts a below average monsoon this year; Himachal villagers reject govt's Assessment Report on Sutlej basin; Six years post-construction, Narmada canals breach every ten steps. Swati Bansal posted 7 years 4 months ago

'Below normal' rainfall for India this monsoon: IMD

Monsoon in India (Source: journeys@remember)
Invitation to the 'Science Fair and Seminar', Save The Environment, Tripura
Science Fair and Seminar is the part of the project 'Awareness, Motivation, and Providing Safe Drinking Water Programme through Saviour Technology Solar Power in Tripura'. Swati Bansal posted 7 years 6 months ago

Programme Overview:

Organizers cordially invite you to attend Science and Technology Fair, Drawing and Quiz Competitions from 18-20 February, 2014, everday between 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. and Seminar, Prize Distribution and Cultural Programme on 20 February, 2014 from 3.00 p.m. onwards.

Venue: Town Hall, Belonia South Tripura.

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