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A fresh perspective on farm suicides -A Srinivas

n and a better seed support and extension network for horticulture, this mess could have been averted. It also underscores the high stakes game that commodified agriculture has become in a globalised Environment. Please click here to read more.

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MS Swaminathan, father of India's Green Revolution, interviewed by Vidya Venkat (The Hindu)

to think about them too. * The Green Revolution of 1967-68 may have resolved the food crisis in the short run, but the heavy use of pesticides and high-yielding varieties of paddy have resulted in Environmental degradation and loss of biodiversity. How do we cope with these adverse effects? After the Green Revolution, I came up with the concept of the Evergreen Revolution. In this we will see increase in farm productivity but without ecological

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India's elephant population stable: Census -Jayashree Nandi

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: An elephant census released by the Union ministry of Environment, forests and climate change on Saturday revealed an expansion in elephant areas, even while the jumbo population remained "stable" at 27,000. The report 'Synchronised elephant population estimation India 2017', released on World Elephant Day, estimates that the exact population of jumbos in the country is 27312, with Karnataka reporting t

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Industry worried about ramifications from Supreme Court's Odisha mining order -Meera Mohanty

tribunals, experts said. Industry is worried. “The Supreme Court order in the case of Odisha will not only have repercussions for mining across the country, but coal mines operating without Environment clearances and industries operating with clearances obtained under the 1994 Environment Impact Assessment notification,” said RK Sharma, Secretary General of the Federation of Indian Mineral I

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The classroom and the field -Ajay Vir Jakhar

Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) mandate is agriculture education, research and farm extension. It contributed during the most challenging years of food scarcity. Though that success came at an Environmental cost we didn’t understand that when we were succeeding. The Green Revolution and a few small triumphs aren’t enough to justify the status quo. ICAR is no more the holy cow it once was, it can be safely taken to the slaughter h

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Cattle trade ban rules were not placed before Parliament -Krishnadas Rajagopal

Secretariat says the Parliament had no information about the rules. The RTI reply, in clear terms, said the livestock rules were “not forwarded by the Ministry concerned, i.e., the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, for laying on the table of the House so far. Hence, not laid till date”. Please click here to read more.  

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Delhi to get 20 more pollution monitoring centres

s for targeted management of air pollution. The monitoring for other areas in NCR also needs to improve and come at par," said Anumita Roy Chowdhury, executive director at Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). In a meeting called by Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) this January on enforcement of the graded response action plan, NCR states and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) off

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'Make In India' yet to spur manufacturing, says panel

ment of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP), under the ministry of commerce and industry, has listed out the several measures taken by the government to promote manufacturing and ease the business Environment. “Make in India initiative aims to make India a hub for manufacturing, design and innovation… Startup India initiative aims to build a strong ecosystem for nurturing innovation to drive sustainable economic growth and generate

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Odisha: SC says companies will face 100% penalty for illegal mining

d a bench headed by justice Madan B Lokur. “Lessees in the districts of Keonjhar, Sundergarh and Mayurbhanj in Odisha have rapaciously mined iron ore and manganese ore, apparently destroyed the Environment and forests and perhaps caused untold misery to the tribals in the area.” The order was based on a Public Interest Litigation filed by Common Cause, which demanded action against leases that had been pointed out as violating the law b

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