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Survey Reveals Pathetic Health Conditions Around Raigarh Coal Mines, Plants -Lakshmi Supriya

. Coal mines are notorious for polluting everything around them. The Jharia mines in Jharkhand are a poster child for the terrible impacts this source of energy has on a country’s people and Environment. Although this mine is the most productive and possesses better than average quality of coal compared to other mines in India, the resulting pollution has devastated the region. Fires have also been burning continuously in the mines for almost

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Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act is Hurting Forest Communities, Says Petition -Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar Rights groups tell parliamentary panel that even though late Environment minister Anil Dave had assured that concerns would be addressed, rules have still not been framed. New Delhi: Civil society organisations working on Environmental conservation have petitioned the parliamentary commission, asking for the repeal or amending of the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act 2016 (CAF Act) to

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Niti Aayog is in denial about hunger in India - but the problem is worse than the statistics show -Sylvia Karpagam & Veena Shatrugna

ty and mortality. Their statement that “weight and height of children are not solely determined by food intake but are an outcome of a complex interaction of factors related to genetics, the Environment, sanitation and utilisation of food intake” must be examined carefully because of its larger implications. The role of genetics in determining adult height comes into play only after two or three generations of plenty, without any constr

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Health tips -K Sujatha Rao

s that exist in our country today. These policies spurred and incentivised the growth of corporate hospitals unhindered by any need to adhere to laws, regulations or rules. In such a laissez faire Environment that would embarrass Adam Smith or Kenneth Arrow, the hospitals have been permitted to put profit above life. When chasing a return on investment without regard to impact on life — be it in the area of health or More »

Uttarakhand district violates Forest Rights Act for Pancheshwar dam project -Ishan Kukreti

h administration has not even formed district-level committee to implement FRA The proposed 5040-MW Pancheshwar dam project, to be jointly carried out by India and Nepal, has been facing flak from Environment activists for some time now. In a latest development, around 10 civil society organisations (CSOs) wrote to the Uttarakhand Chief Minister and the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs, objecting to the manner in which district administrative autho

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25 years on, this institute continues to share waste management tips -Aishwarya Upadhye

f Natural Organic Agriculture has been providing sustainable waste management solution for the past 25 years. Founded in 1992 by Late M R Bhidey and R T Joshi, the institute is currently run by three Environmententhusiast entrepreneurs, Manjushree Tadvalkar, Nutan Bhajekar and Vrinda Panhalkar. "We wanted to work towards decentralising waste management. As an institute that deals with garbage, we are convinced that decentralisation is the key

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India's Millets Makeover: Set To Reach Poor, School Meals -Charu Bahri

dier crop than wheat and rice, with some varieties growing well in areas more arid than western Rajasthan, India’s driest region. Shift from millets to wheat, rice has cost India its health, Environment Making millets a significant part of the average Indian’s diet will involve reversing a food preference trend that can be traced back to half a century. A staple till the 1960s, millets got pushed off the plate of the average India

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The Truth Behind the Gujarat Growth Model -Indira Hirway After huge incentives to corporate units, the Gujarat government is left with limited funds for education, health, Environment and employment for the masses. What is the Gujarat model? In simple terms, it refers to a period from 2002-03 to 20011-12 during which Gujarat experienced a quantum jump in its growth rate. The driving force was the then chief minister Narendra Modi’s innovative interpretation of neoliberal policies.

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NGT holds Sri Sri's Art of Living responsible for damage to Yamuna floodplains -Shinjini Ghosh

lhi Development Authority (DDA) should carry out the restoration work of the floodplains after the Art of Living deposited the remaining fine amount. Last year, the NGT imposed ?5 crore as interim Environment compensation on the Art of Living Foundation for the event’s impact on the Environment. It held that if the amount required for the restoration was above ?5 crore, then the urban body had to r

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