Unutilised forest wealth generates huge revenue for Rajasthan's tribals (Environment Feature)
Udaipur |Monday, 2017 11:45:06 AM IST
Farming has rarely been a viable proposition in Rajasthan's dry and hilly Udaipur region. A new way has now been found to provide sustainable sustenance for the area's tribals by enabling them to sell -- for a staggering Rs 189 crore ($29 million) in the ... read..
Delhi collects Rs 787cr environment cess, spends nil, puts onus on Centre (Roundup)
New Delhi |Wednesday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday blamed the Centre for blocking projects as an RTI query revealed that the Kejriwal government did not spend even a paisa out of the Rs 787 crore it collected as environment cess since January 1 this year.... read..
Environmental doomsday: Kashmir's vanishing fish, turtle doves, migratory birds (Feature)
Srinagar |Tuesday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
Kashmir's fish are dying because of eutrophication (excess of nutrients leading to oxygen depletion), turtle doves have almost stopped visiting paddy fields to pick grain and, alarmingly, lesser numbers of migratory birds have so far come to the Valley th... read..
Kutch in the monsoon: A must-visit destination (Environmental Feature) (With Images)
Bhuj |Friday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
White, fluffy clouds hanging low over green hills, little pools of still water teeming with migratory birds and an omnipresent cool breeze -- the semi-arid region of Kutch in Gujarat transforms into a completely different avatar during the monsoon.... read..
On World Environment Day, activists want rivers declared as 'national asset'
Agra |Monday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Earlier this year, a court declared that Ganga and Yamuna rivers should be treated as "living entities". But is that enough to spread awareness about saving the rivers in the country? Eco-warriors don't think so. On World Environment Day, activists in Agr... read..