Devastation in coasts and hills underlines ecological fragility, calls for revisiting development paradigms

Synopsis: Whether in the Western Ghats or the Himalayas, there are pressing reasons for states to rethink development paradigms. Introduction This monsoon season has given ample evidence of extreme weather events. For instance, In July, a fortnight of torrential rain left a trail of destruction in the mountains of north India and the coastal parts… Continue reading Devastation in coasts and hills underlines ecological fragility, calls for revisiting development paradigms

Two more Indian Beaches get coveted International Blue Flag Certification

What is the News? The two more Indian beaches namely Kovalam beach in Chennai and Eden beach in Puducherry have been awarded the Blue Flag certification. What is Blue Flag Certification? ‘Blue Flag’ is a certification that can be obtained by a beach, marina, or sustainable boating tourism operator, and serves as an eco-label.  The… Continue reading Two more Indian Beaches get coveted International Blue Flag Certification