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Can we prevent rural suicides? Yes, it is possible, says a recent WHO-FAO publication

Can we prevent rural suicides? Yes, it is possible, says a recent WHO-FAO publication

September 22, 2019

Almost one in every five suicides in the world is committed by self-poisoning with pesticide, which mostly occur in rural, agricultural areas of low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), states a new publication entitled 'Preventing Suicide: A resource for pesticide registrars and regulators'. Published jointly by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the booklet says that the adoption of green revolution technology in LMICs (including India) since the 1950s brought with it...

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Adopt a green growth strategy to boost the sluggish automobile sector

September 9, 2019
Adopt a green growth strategy to boost the sluggish automobile sector

Among the measures announced by the Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman on 23rd August, 2019 to arrest economic downturn, the following are noteworthy: * Allow Bharat Stage IV (BS-IV) vehicles (which are purchased till 31st March, 2020) to remain operational for the entire period of registration; *...

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