Govt committed to provide enabling environment to Street Vendors: Puri
New Delhi | Tuesday, Sep 18 2018 IST
Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs (I/C) Hardeep Singh Puri on Tuesday stated that his ministry is committed to providing an enabling environment to street vendors by taking up with the States to notify Rules and Schemes under the Street Ven... read..
Vulnerable South Asian communities gear up to fight floods (Environment Feature)
Patna |Wednesday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST
Vulnerable communities in four South Asian countries across the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region are hopeful and confident of fighting floods this monsoon, thanks to community-based flood early warning systems (CBFEWS).... read..
Children act as 'green agents' in Rajasthan's drought-hit Baran (Environmental Feature)
Jaipur |Wednesday, 2018 1:15:05 PM IST
The "green agents" of Baran district in Rajasthan are nurturing foliage in their villages, despite a two-year rainfall deficit in the region. Over 3,000 children across 20 villages have planted 7,000 saplings thus far.... read..
Does anyone care? A plethora of diseases near 'Mount Everest' of garbage (Environmental Feature)
New Delhi |Sunday, 2018 1:45:00 PM IST
A stray dog ilies dead, its eyeballs popping out. Buzzing flies enter its open rib cage and vultures above a mountain of garbage fly away with bites of its rotten flesh. Welcome to an east Delhi neighbourhood where the perpetural acrid smell could make mo... read..
India is paying a price for losing its grasslands (Environment Feature)
Naliya (Kutch) |Friday, 2018 11:45:04 AM IST
Wiry shrubs and clumps of brown-green fill the semi-arid landscape of Kutch in western India. Many of these patches have, over the years, made way for "more productive" agricultural land. This greening of "wasteland" is, however, degrading a precious and ... read..
Palau: Where immigration clearance is subject to environmental protection pledge (Environment Feature)
Dakhla (Morocco) |Wednesday, 2018 11:45:06 AM IST
For the first time in the world, a tiny island nation in the Pacific Ocean has made it mandatory for visitors to sign a pledge not to harm its fragile environment -- before entering the country. The Republic of Palau, an archipelago of around 200 natural ... read..