Microbeads: A Brewing Environmental Concern

26 Apr 2022 | Nikhil Prakash| | Krishnapriya Nair

The prevalence of microplastics in the environment has become a major global concern. Plastics based on their size are broadly classified as Macro and Microplastics (<5 mm) and enter the environment through various routes.

A link towards integrating informal sector may complete the EPR mechanism

26 Apr 2022

India generates close to 3.46 million tonnes of plastic waste annually and CPCB estimates suggest close to 60% of this waste is recycled.

Water Crisis in India: The World’s Largest Groundwater User

24 Mar 2022

In this article, Anita Khuller says that with increasing news of areas facing water shortages and drought, saving water and using it more efficiently has become the need of the hour. Globally, providing clean drinking water is becoming a bigger challenge with population growth.

Evaluation and Rating of NGOs

09 Mar 2022

The pillars of interest, that is, impact, innovation, and governance, are crucial for the evaluation process of NGOs. In the United States and other developed countries, the grading of NGOs is conducted by third parties. However, in India, the development of a standard model for evaluation is suggested at various platforms.

India's Mining Sector: Towards a Sustainable and Equitable Future

21 Feb 2022 | Ms Mary Abraham

Mining is an important activity for India. With 3527 mining leases for 40 major minerals, extending a total lease area of roughly 315,986 hectares, India is a major producer of crucial minerals. The mineral resource sector has the potential to impact environmental sustainability, social inclusion, and economic development.

स्थिरता और लाभप्रदता के लिए भारतीय कृषि को कुशल बनाना

10 Jan 2022

भारत को खाद्य और पोषण सुरक्षा सुनिश्चित करने के साथ साथ अपने विविध कृषि क्षेत्रों में प्राकृतिक संसाधनों के कुशल उपयोग और भूमि उपयोग प्रणालियों की स्थिरता सुनिश्चित करना भी ज़रूरी है। इसे प्राप्त करने का अर्थ होगा नवाचार, विविधीकरण, व्यावसायीकरण, स्थिरता और मूल्य श्रृंखला में वृद्धि की दक्षता को आगे बढ़ाने के लिए क्षमताओं और कौशल का निर्माण करना।

Critically Endangered Forest Owlet: Under Threat from Habitat Loss

05 Jan 2022 | Ms Sharada Balasubramanian

Forest owlets are an endemic species to India. They are found only in small pockets of forest patches in India, and nowhere else in the world. The species were thought to be extinct, until a group of scientists rediscovered the species, and then started working on them. The forest owlets are threatened by severe habitat loss and development projects, apart from changes in climate. Sharada Balasubramanian writes about the birds, their rediscovery and how their habitat is threatened by ancient climate change and landscape modification.

कृषि क्षेत्र में ट्रांजीशन - भारत में वर्षा आधारित खेती की संभावना

23 Dec 2021

फसल उत्पादकता बढ़ाने के अलावा, वर्षा सिंचित क्षेत्र के विकास की रणनीति को कृषि परिवर्तन और आर्थिक विकास के लिए आधुनिक उपकरणों का उपयोग करके गरीबों को अपनी क्षमताओं, आत्मविश्वास और आत्मनिर्भरता का निर्माण करने के लिए सशक्त बनाने के साथ और अधिक करना होगा। उपयुक्त प्रौद्योगिकी इन क्षेत्रों में सतत खाद्य सुरक्षा और गरीबी उन्मूलन की कुंजी है

Managing Heat Stress during the COVID-19 Lockdown in 2020

22 Dec 2021 | Dr Christian Siderius

Due to the increase in anthropogenic activities, global temperatures have shown a warming trend of approximately 1°C (likely between 0.8°C and 1.2°C) above pre-industrial levels. Annual surface air temperatures over India also have shown increasing trends of similar magnitude during the period 1901–2014. The Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) of The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released in 2021 has predicted heat waves and heat stress to be more intense and frequent during the 21st century in South Asian region including India.