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Biogas Plants Can Help Reduce Deforestation

Biogas energy is one of the more underrated and underused renewable resource of energy in the country. In times of such energy crisis, biogas is certainly one of the more viable options for the country. In India, there are significant corners where many villages are dependent on this source of energy. Recently, two NGOs, namely...

The Buttress Of The Indian Socio-Economic Fabric

The real scenario of India is that the populous unorganised sector lives as working poor. The   ‘unorganised’ sector, also termed the ‘informal’ sector constitutes the backbone of the enormous labour force of India. This sector of workers forms more than 90% of the country’s workforce and contributes to more than 50% of the national economy....

A Glass Of Milk To Address Undernourishment In Jharkhand

The Chief Minister of Jharkhand announced the launch of a scheme called ‘Gift Milk Scheme’ under the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), Rural Electrification Corporation of India and state government of Jharkhand. Under this scheme, students from classes 1 to 5 will be provided with 200ml fortified flavoured milk, enriched with Vitamin A and...

Why A Health Atlas Can Help Indian Health Infrastructure

  A health study was jointly conducted by Indian Council of Medical Research and Public Health Foundation of India and Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation titled the India State-level Disease Burden Initiative. It is done over the time period of 1990 and 2016. This report details the extent of diseases across the country and...

India Has Highest Number Of People Without Basic Sanitation: Report

About 56% of India’s population had no access to basic sanitation needs in 2015, according to a report by WaterAid. India, the world's second-largest country by population, has the highest number of people without basic sanitation, according to a report. The report says despite immense progress through the Swachh Bharat (Clean India) Mission, more than 732 million people still suffer...

Sharp Decline In Delhi’s Air Quality

As Delhi and the National Capital Region saw a sharp decline in air quality levels and recorded 'very poor' air quality, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) declared the city in a public health emergency state and urged schools to stop all outdoor activities to keep children out of hazardous air pollution levels. While talking to ANI, IMA...

Sports Stadiums: The Waste Generation Hubs?

When the Indian cricket team is playing against a rival, the only priority for the entire country is the team’s victory. The spectators in the stadium are too nervous to pay attention to anything else. How does it matter where you throw the plastic water bottle or the biscuit packet, as long as the...

NTPC Gives Funds To Construct Toilets

As part of their CSR activity, NTPC officials handed out cheques of Rs 4000 to the people of 46th division in the presence of Corporator Somarapu Lavanya for construction of individual sanitary latrines in Ramagundam, Telangana state. An attempt to support the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan and making the state open defecation free, NTPC gave...

Aster Gives Liver Patients New Lease Of Life

Every year, over 2,000 children require organ transplants in the country, but only 100 can afford it, which highlights the big requirement in the area. As transplants are expensive, parents and relatives find themselves at the crossroads for want of money with the sudden healthcare cost. Realising the growing need, Aster Hospital in the...

Scientists To Work On Zero Pollution Firecrackers

Every year Diwali, the festival of lights is celebrated with great pomp show nation wide. An additional concern that has entered the festive scenario is the environmental setbacks faced due to it. The smog in metropolitan cities due to air pollution is a statement on what our atmosphere is treated like. It also endangers...

Government To Launch 25 Projects For Mental Health Care

The government had worked on healthcare projects for mental wellbeing of the citizens, along with Indian Council of Medical Research and the World Health Organisation in 2016. Many of these might come to fruition before the end of this year. 25 projects, by researchers from across the country, on suicide prevention, alcohol abuse, depression...

The Rising Need To Invest In Skill Development

The government has missed its targets of jobs creation and employment every year, due to increase in automation and inability to cope. CSR funds going into the sector of skill development are 5%.
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