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  • Swachh Survekshan for urban India: Navi Mumbai, Rajkot, Indore among the top Centre has announced the performance of cities under the Star Rating Protocol, which is part of the Swachh Survekshan for urban areas. Among the 1435 cities that applied, Navi Mumbai, Rajkot, Surat, Mysore, Indore and Ambi...
    Swati Bansalposted 3 months 1 week agoread more
  • 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 ...
    Amita Bhaduriposted 7 months 1 week agoread more
  • NGT pushes MoEF to issue notification to ban unnecessary use of RO purifiers The National Green Tribunal has reprimanded the Environment Ministry for delaying a notification to ban RO purifiers where total dissolved solids (TDS) in water are below 500 milligrams per litre. The NGT also warned the ...
    Swati Bansalposted 9 months 4 weeks agoread more
  • 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 glob...
    priyadposted 11 months 2 weeks agoread more
  • India has the fifth largest coal reserves in the world [1]. The power sector is the largest consumer of coal, followed by iron, steel and cement segments in India [1] This paper, Coal mining in northeast India: an overview of environmental issues and treatment approaches, published in the Internatio...
    aarti kelkar kh...posted 4 years 2 months agoread more
  • 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. Around 14.49 million people in India are engaged in fisheries- related...
    aarti kelkar kh...posted 5 years 8 months agoread more
  • Government admits that hydropower projects aggravated the Uttarakhand disaster The Central Government has finally admitted that the hydropower projects in the state had directly and indirectly aggravated the flash floods in Uttarakhand in 2013. The Government has also accepted that the maximum dama...
    aarti kelkar kh...posted 5 years 8 months agoread more
  • Gujarat's data on toilets and drinking water facilities in schools need investigation: CAG The data provided by the Gujarat Government on the availability of toilet facilities and drinking water at primary schools in rural areas is unreliable, claims the Comptroller and Auditor General of Indi...
    Swati Bansalposted 5 years 9 months agoread more
  • Finally, prediction of low monsoon from the horse's mouthThe Indian Meteorological Department, corroborating global assessment of the El Nino, has predicted “below normal” rainfall during monsoon this year with a rainfall of 95% of the long period average Low rainfall kills tea crop in TripuraAb...
    ravleenposted 6 years 4 months agoread more
  • 'Below normal' rainfall for India this monsoon: IMDBased on the assessment of a global forum of weather experts, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has indicated a 33% and 35% possibility of rainfall being 90-96% and 96-104% of the long period average, respectively, during the upcoming monso...
    Swati Bansalposted 6 years 4 months agoread more
  • India to get its first solar-powered toilet The waterless toilet converts human waste into charcoal that can be used as fertilizer in farming or as a fuel, say researchers at the University of Colorado who developed the toilet.Grams in Tripura not 'Nirmal'None of the 108 villages in Tripura declared...
    ravleenposted 6 years 5 months agoread more
  • PM terms Teesta pact with B'desh 'difficult'India and Bangladesh share 54 rivers. Tension on water sharing continues despite a Joint River Commission seeking solutions since 1972UP CM inaugurates controversial dam project in U'khandThe 330 Megawatt Shrinagar dam will supply only 12% power to the hos...
    ravleenposted 6 years 6 months agoread more
  • Hello, Please provide district-level wind velocity data for Tripura.
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 6 years 6 months agoread more
  • 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: Tow...
    Swati Bansalposted 6 years 6 months agoread more
  • The name Tripura originated from 'Twi' meaning water and 'Para' meaning land. The indigenous population, which is about 32%, refer to Tripura as Twipra, meaning land of water. However, the state no longer seems to be living up to its name. Its annual average per capita water availability is 35,...
    Manu Moudgilposted 6 years 7 months agoread more
  • New Environment Minister brings in new policesPetroleum Minister Veerappa Moily, who took over as the Environment Minister this week, has put on hold the final notification on declaring ecologically sensitive zone in the Western Ghats. The new Minister has invited comments from the chief ministers o...
    ravleenposted 6 years 8 months agoread more
  • India allowed to construct Kishenganga hydel projectThe International Court of Arbitration rejects Pakistan's contention and allows India to divert water from Kishenganga river for power generation.Odisha's disaster management earns UN felicitationUN appreciates the state's efforts terming Odis...
    Swati Bansalposted 6 years 8 months agoread more
  • The Northeast region of India is connected to the rest of the India via a narrow strip of land called the Silliguri Corridor or ‘Chicken’s Neck’. It consists of the seven sister states namely Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizorum, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura and the Himalayan state ...
    DataVolunteerStoriesposted 6 years 9 months agoread more
  • 40% people in the National capital live in houses not connected to sewerage networkAccording to the Census 2011, two in every five houses in Delhi are not connected to the sewerage network. 73% people in Northeast Delhi live in houses that use septic tanks or open drains for disposal of wastewater w...
    ravleenposted 6 years 9 months agoread more
  • Government promotes settled cultivation while shifting cultivation is still remunerative and sustainable compared if traditional forest and land rights are restored to the tribals.
    Prarthana Vishalposted 6 years 10 months agoread more

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

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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.

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.

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

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Tata Trusts, through its Tata Water Mission initiated the ZSBP program to help the Swachh Bharat mission achieve its goals.

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.

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This paper tries to understand the effect of coal mining in the northeast India and ways to control its impact on the environment

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

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Age-old skills and techniques used by fisherfolk are under threat, and at the risk of being replaced by modern unsustainable technologies.

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. Around 14.49 million people in India are engaged in fisheries- related activities with about 75 percent of the fishers engaged in inland and about 25 percent in marine fisheries [1].

Poverty, marginalisation and the skills of traditional fisherfolk

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Government admits that hydropower projects aggravated the Uttarakhand disaster

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

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Finally, prediction of low monsoon from the horse's mouth

The Indian Meteorological Department, corroborating global assessment of the El Nino, has predicted “below normal” rainfall during monsoon this year with a rainfall of 95% of the long period average

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.

'Below normal' rainfall for India this monsoon: IMD

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