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India Presents National Wildlife Action Plan 2017-2031

The central government released India’s third wildlife action plan, to chalk out India’s strategy for wildlife conservation in the next fifteen years. The first wildlife action plan was unveiled in 1983 and the second in 2002.

3,000 Million Litres Of Sewage Enters Maharashtra Waters Daily, Says Environment Ministry Report

At least 3,000 million litres of untreated sewage and industrial effluents flow into rivers, water bodies or percolates into the ground in Maharashtra every day, according to a central government report.

Why Our Rivers Need Help

To save the depleting rivers of the country, Rally For Rivers is a people’s participation movement, launched by Isha Foundation.

Lake Rejuvenation: Individual Responsibility Towards A Larger Development Cause

In India, a good number of urban lakes are large cesspools. Water channels, lifeline of waterbodies, are largely encroached and converted into open drains carrying sewage water. A multi acre polluted water lake is certainly not a healthy ecosystem as it pollutes air with an unbearable stink, contaminates ground water and its frothing could potentially cause fires. It is time to avert a natural disaster that is looming large. There are four things that could be initiated to minimise sewage inlet to the urban lake bodies.

Government Asks Companies To Allocate 7% Of CSR Funds To Swachhta Hi Seva

The government has asked companies to devote a portion of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds to a cleanliness campaign launched on Friday by President Ram Nath Kovind. The Swachhta Hi Seva campaign will comprise a range of activities including a nationwide drive to mobilize people to participate in shramdaan (voluntary work) on improving sanitation,...

Water: Life Giver To Mankind And Industry

Armed with plastic buckets and mud pots, a heavily pregnant lady, ‘Aarti Meshram’ along with her nine-year-old daughter and six-year-old son trudge nearly two kilometres in the searing Vidarbha heat to join an endless queue of humanity for the ‘elixir of life’ – water being supplied through tankers. While Aarti required complete bed rest considering...

UN Environment Summit Opens With Focus On Sustainable Use Of Natural Resources

The first Asia-Pacific Ministerial Summit on the Environment called on governments in the region to forge a transformative alliance that will drive forward an innovative, productive, resource efficient low carbon and pollution free economy as a means to deliver the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. High-level officials from over 35 countries were present at the Summit...

Government Pushes For Electrified Vehicles By 2030

India also is gearing up to electrify all its vehicles by the year 2030, to reduce its carbon emissions. Auto giants of India like Ashok Leyland, Hyundai, Tesla and engine maker Cummins are planning ahead to make the most out of this task.

How Green Is Your Home?

Have you ever wondered what it takes to make green home? Is it to plant a lot of greenery around your house or use renewables to power your home or have your home run on hi tech machines?

An Ocean Full Of Non-Recyclable Plastic

The high tides in the ocean on Tuesday, brought with it all the sewage and waste to the shore. The waste mainly constituted by thermocol, plastic bags and polythene wrappers; it reached the roads and the train tracks.

Tree Ganesha: A Step Further In An Eco-friendly Ganeshotsav

Mumbai is getting ready for the annual fanfare of Ganeshotsav. From August 25, people will host Lord Ganesha in their homes, and welcome happiness and prosperity with him. The city’s festival, brings with it a lot of excitement and changes its ambience altogether. For 12 days, there is music and prayers, delicious food and...

Chin-deep In Bureaucracy, So Why Blame Corporates

Many government bodies and non-government organisations have carried out campaigns to clean the local water bodies with the help of volunteers.
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