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

Article
| February 21, 2022

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.

Moving towards Aggregation: Freight Forwarder Scheme of Railways

Policy brief
| February 15, 2022

One of the key strategies in the Union Budget 2022 for increasing rail freight market share, aims at facilitating the integration of smaller goods through seamless solutions and multimodal logistics facilities at cargo terminals. Despite an increase in railways' market share to 45% by 2030, a key transport decarbonization strategy for India, it continues to exhibit a gradual decline due to a variety of reasons.

Developing Rail Freight Terminals: Energizing Private Partnerships

Policy brief
| February 15, 2022

Railways has often been termed as the "backbone of the economy", facilitating passenger and freight transportation to the length and breadth of the country. In recent years, railways has experienced a constant decline in the freight business, resulting in a growing concern for railway finances and National Decarbonisation Targets.

Library transformation: Entering the new normal

Research Paper
| January 24, 2022

The main objective of this study is to examine the importance of digital libraries during the COVID-19 pandemic in dissemination of information services, to know the users’ perspectives towards its success and also examines the challenges faced by the libraries during this pandemic and also about how the librarians cope up with the challenges and function in the new normal situation.

स्थिरता और लाभप्रदता के लिए भारतीय कृषि को कुशल बनाना

Article
| January 10, 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

Article
| January 5, 2022

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

Article
| December 23, 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

Article
| December 22, 2021

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.

Reflections from COP26 - Relevance for India Inc.

Article
| December 20, 2021

The twenty-sixth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the UNFCCC, that is, The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference has sent a clear message to global corporates and executives—to direct their investments in innovative projects and new technologies, reassess their business models and carbon footprint in order to make a rapid and necessary transition to sustainability and guarantee a cleaner, safer, and healthier planet.

भारत में रेशम उद्योग: इंडियन क्वीन ऑफ़ टेक्सटाइल्स की चमक की कहानी

Article
| December 20, 2021

इस लेख में, लता विश्वनाथ भारत में रेशम उत्पादन के विभिन्न पहलुओं पर चर्चा करती हैं। इस उद्योग ने विभिन्न मंत्रालयों के आपसी सहयोग से धन प्राप्त किया है और किसानों को स्थायी आजीविका दी है, विशेष रूप से झारखंड, ओडिशा, पश्चिम बंगाल, छत्तीसगढ़, महाराष्ट्र, आंध्र प्रदेश और बिहार राज्यों में हाशिए के समुदायों की महिलाओं को रोजगार देकर उन्हें स्थायी आजीविका दी है। वह यह भी कहती हैं कि भारत सरकार का पूर्वोत्तर राज्यों में रेशम उद्योग के विकास पर विशेष ध्यान है।