Sand and dust storms impact over 500 million in India: Study

Source: This post is based on the article “Sand and dust storms impact over 500 million in India: Study” published in Down to Earth on 1st September 2021. Relevance: Impact of sand and dust storm. Synopsis: More than 500 million people in India and more than 80 per cent of the populations of Turkmenistan, Pakistan,… Continue reading Sand and dust storms impact over 500 million in India: Study

Despite PM Modi’s assurance, land degradation, desertification increasing

Source: Down to Earth Relevance: Causes behind increase in land degradation and desertification Synopsis: Problem of land degradation and desertification is increasing in India. A brief look at the findings of ISRO’s report on the issue and causes behind it. Context Recently, ISRO released the Desertification and Land Degradation Atlas of India, which highlighted that… Continue reading Despite PM Modi’s assurance, land degradation, desertification increasing