West Bengal

India's composite score improves in SDG index with major success in water and sanitation
News this week Swati Bansal posted 1 year 6 months ago

Sustainable development goals index 2019-20: India's composite score improves

Sustainable Development Goals adopted in 2015 as a part of the 2030 agenda. (Source: Wikipedia Commons)
How bio-restoration is helping revive degraded mangroves in Sunderbans
A new technology developed by Indian scientists is helping in revival of mangroves degraded due to rising sea levels, climate change and human intrusion in the Sunderbans in West Bengal. priyad posted 1 year 10 months ago

New Delhi, September 17 (India Science Wire): A new technology developed by Indian scientists for ecological restoration is helping in revival of mangroves degraded due to rising sea levels, climate change and human intrusion in the Sunderbans in West Bengal. 

A restored site of degraded mangroves. Image credit: India Science Wire
Sunderbans tagged under Ramsar Convention
News this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 5 months ago

Indian Sunderbans gets recognition under Ramsar Convention on Wetlands 

Mangroves of the Sunderbans (Source: Nature Environment & Wildlife Society - NEWS)
Conflict around wetland use in West Bengal
Finding a balance between conservation and usage is key to solving conflicts between various stakeholders of wetlands in West Bengal. arathi posted 3 years 5 months ago

Lower Gangetic Plains of West Bengal is blessed with a variety of wetlands ranging from coastal and marine wetlands to inland freshwater lakes, dams and swamps as well as the constructed wetlands in irrigation schemes and sewerage treatment systems and also the mountain wetlands.

Increased demand for wetlands pose a threat to fisheries sector in West Bengal. (Source: IWP Flickr photos; photo for representation only)
Thermal power plants can now use more water
Policy matters this week Swati Bansal posted 3 years 8 months ago

Norms relaxed to allow thermal power plants to use more water

An NTPC thermal plant (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Why East Kolkata Wetlands needs to be protected
East Kolkata Wetlands that provides many ecosystem services needs to be preserved to meet the SDGs and to mitigate the effect of global warming. arathi posted 3 years 11 months ago

Increasingly in both academic and social sectors, sustainable development goals (SDGs) are being quoted often and set as targets.

Five-star hotels under construction backdrop the Dhapa vegetable patch.
Water in TN's reservoirs dips
News this week Swati Bansal posted 4 years 3 months ago

Just seven to eight percent water left in TN’s reservoirs

TN farmers in the midst of a crisis. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Panel clears hydel projects in Arunachal and J&K
News this week Swati Bansal posted 4 years 4 months ago

Arunachal’s Etalin and J&K’s Sawalkote hydel projects get clearance

Pristine Arunachal Pradesh. (Source: Wikimedia)
Wetlands in deep water
On the World Wetlands Day, save a thought for India’s Ramsar sites, most of them at various stages of deterioration. Swati Bansal posted 4 years 5 months ago

February 2 is observed as the World Wetlands Day. The day marks the date of adoption of the Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian city of Ramsar in 1971. This year, the theme of the World Wetlands Day is Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Deepor Beel in Assam (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Rs 2000 crore action plan to restore mining ravaged areas in Karnataka
News this week Swati Bansal posted 6 years 5 months ago

Karnataka sets up firm to mitigate mining impacts

Coal mines in Jharsuguda