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Niti Aayog vindicates UPA's claims on poverty alleviation -Pranav Mukul

lnerable groups such as women and children”. In the opening statement of the report, Niti Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya has noted that while India remains committed to protecting the Environment, the success of the Paris Agreement required other signatories to “make good on their commitment as well”. “These … include the provision of financial resources to the tune of $100 billion per year for the developing c

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Damming river water impacts fish diversity -Aathira Perinchery

To test if barriers across a 72-km stretch of Karnataka's Malaprabha River in the central Western Ghats could affect fish diversity, scientists from the Asoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) compared fish diversity both upstream and downstream of barriers. Endemic species Studies in the upstream, barrier-free stretches confirmed the presence of 28 fish species, including the Deccan mahseer, an endemic carp. However,

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Encourage ryots to take multi-variety crops: Scientist

d get a bigger market for their produce. In addition to this, promotion of organic farming will help in increasing the yield and curb farmers' suicides, said Vandana Shiva, a well-known scientist and Environmentalist, on Wednesday. Addressing a press conference at Tilak Patrakar Bhavan, Shiva said, "Farmers and citizens of our country are being targeted by multinational fertilizers companies whose business runs into trillions of dollars. The h

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Modi Government's Environment Policy Endorses Everything That Bodes Well for Business -Garima Maheshwari The government knows what it wants to achieve where the Environment is concerned, even if it is at the cost of the protection of ecosystems, and people’s livelihood and well being. The last three years under the Modi government have seen the transformation of the Environment from being a field of relative stability and inactivity, to functioning as an active instrument of capital a

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Of songs and seeds: This MP?man is on a mission to save tradition, local crops -Neeraj Santoshi

oped uniquely over thousands of years, surviving the stiff competition that could have made them extinct long ago, but in the process they have acquired great adaptive capacity according to the local Environmental conditions “Words and seeds have a long history; when they are lost, all knowledge they coded is also lost. There are rice varieties that need less water, varieties that are disease resistance, varieties that are comparatively droug

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Shrinking banks putting Delhi at risk of flooding -Jayashree Nandi & Risha Chitlangia

this basis immediately to protect it from any encroachments or development activities, which, as already discussed and requested by the high powered committee, would adversely affect the ecology and Environment," the order stated. Following NGT's order, DDA commissioned IIT-Delhi to carry out the required mapping. Taking the five days between September 2 and September 6, 1995 when Delhi re ceived 174.71mm of rain against an annual rainfall of

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Promote natural farming to prevent ryot suicides, says Subhash Palekar

ield. He felt that ryot suicides due to debt burden could be checked by promoting natural farming in a big way in the country. Indiscriminate use of fertilisers and pesticides would cause harm to Environment, besides increasing cultivation costs. The Zero Budget Spiritual Farming helps farmers get good income as it minimises cultivation costs, besides preserving the fertility of soil. Rearing of cows is vital for natural farming, he said. The S

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'GM mustard cleared for flawed reasons'

claimed that some of the hybrid varieties of indigenous mustard in India have been shown to give better yield, when compared to what GM mustard could provide. Organised by Poovulagin Nanbargal, an Environmental organisation, the panel hosted biologists, medical practitioners and activists, who discussed why allowing commercial cultivation of GM mustard could prove harmful later. Please click here to read more.

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As business slumps, anxiety grips U.P.'s cattle markets -Jacob Koshy

ious for ferrying animals. This year there’s another obstacle in the form of the amendment to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (1961) that governs the treatment of animals. The Union Environment Ministry on May 23 decreed that buffaloes and cattle could not be sold for slaughter at animal markets. Moreover, bovines once sold at such markets, could cannot traded for at least six months and all sales and records will come under the purv

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Organic pollution affecting water quality

M) based on a study of the Mogral, Chittari and Shiriya river basins in Kasaragod, the Pambar river basin in Idukki, and the Bhavani river basin at Attappady. The study was carried out as part of the Environmental Monitoring Programme on Water Quality taken up by the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment. The survey revealed that 67% of the water samples collected from the Mogral r

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