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Global call to save food from GM crops and pesticides

Green activists from 400 cities across the world to march against genetically modified food crops and Monsanto on October 12. The protest to also call for concrete strategies for protecting freshwater ecosystems.

Industries restricted to cut trees in UP and MP

Post harvest management can save one tenth of country's output

Educating farmers to adopt proper post harvest handeling can help save 25 million tonnes of foodgrains annually, evaluates a recent study.

Centre gears up for installation of Arunachal's HEP

Policy matters this week: At 4000 MW, Rajasthan will soon have the world's biggest solar power plant, NGT slaps a fine on the Environment Ministry and the UN tells POSCO to halt operations in Odisha.

Rajasthan to have world's biggest solar plant

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Neglected state of Sankarshan Kund in BrajThe Braj Foundation is a non-profit organization, established in December 2005 to restore and revitalize the environmental and cultural heritage of Braj Bhoomi (land of Braj)- the land of Shri Radha Krishna, which falls within the Golden Triangle of Delhi, Jaipur & Agra, most parts of which are ly

Residents of a nondescript village in Madhya Pradesh lost their livelihoods to sand mining but this illegal trade didn't make the limelight until an IAS officer was suspended in UP.

Pahanbarri was a small village of 3000 people in Madhya Pradesh's Hoshangabad district. The 200-year old village was known for its fertile soil, thanks to being located on the banks of the Tawa, a tributary of the Narmada river. On August 1 this year, the river changed its course, broke its bank and entered the village. A thick layer of sand, up to four feet in height, now covers the thriving paddy and vegetables sown in 500 acres of its agricultural land about three months back.

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For further details on the Summer Fellowship, please click here.

To register online, please click here.

The format for the 'Letter of Recommendation' is attached below.

November 30, 2013 12:00AM

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Shale gas exploration gets a thumbs up

Government approves exploration of shale gas by national oil companies while the private ones are kept out for now.

India expects high foodgrain output this year

In Lucknow, two sewage treatment plants ostensibly prevent pollution of the river Gomti but are they really doing their job? The photos tell the entire story.

The venerable Imperial Gazetteer says, 'Viewed from a distance Lucknow presents a picture of unusual magnificence and architectural splendour, which fades on nearer view ...' (Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 16, p. 196). Nearly all the Lucknowis I met assured me that the Gomti was the same way. "The Gomti is a great river", they told me, "till she reaches Lucknow. After that, she's dirty.

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