Infrastructure development and eco-conservation should go hand-in-hand

Source: The Hindu Relevance: Balancing economic development with environmental conservation. Synopsis: Infrastructural development, though necessary, must be rooted in regional ecological and environmental realities. Context Infrastructure development in the Himalayan region such as Hydropower is disturbing fragile ecosystem and leading to issues such as landslips, avalanches and the loss of lives and property. The avalanche… Continue reading Infrastructure development and eco-conservation should go hand-in-hand

Vrushka Bandhan Project: A unique initiative by Tribal Affairs Ministry in Aurangabad

Source: PIB What is the News? The Ministry of Tribal Affairs in partnership with The Art of Living Foundation has launched the Vrushka Bandhan Project in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. About Vrushka Bandhan Project: Under the Project, tribal women are making Rakhis for Raksha Bandhan with seeds of indigenous trees. This is a unique contribution to increasing… Continue reading Vrushka Bandhan Project: A unique initiative by Tribal Affairs Ministry in Aurangabad

Sultanpur, Bhindawas wetlands near Delhi get Ramsar tag

Source: TOI What is the News? Two wetlands of Haryana — Sultanpur National Park and Bhindawas Wildlife Sanctuary — have been included in the Ramsar list. With this, the number of protected Ramsar sites in India has now gone up to 46. About Sultanpur National Park: Sultanpur National Park is situated in the Gurgaon district… Continue reading Sultanpur, Bhindawas wetlands near Delhi get Ramsar tag