Scientists from Agharkar Research Institute, Pune have discovered two new species of pipeworts from the Western Ghats of Maharashtra and Karnataka- one of the thirty-five hot spots of biological diversity in the world.
Kulwinder Kaur Brar, Village Sarpanch from Memha Bhagwana village of Bathinda district of Punjab leads the movement of ‘Water for all’ and transformed her village with the help of Jal Jeevan Mission through community participation. It was stated in a press release shared by the Ministry of Jal Shakti
In a press statement by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that Maharashtra’s ‘Buldhana Pattern’ of water conservation’ has won national recognition. The NITI Aayog is in the process of formulating National Policy on water conversation based on it.
Senior scientist YV Jhala of Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun who has closely researched lions and their cubs in the Gir National Park of Gujarat for over two decades claims that excessive use of antibiotics and more than required health care interventions for lions is interfering with their natural selection process.
Neelabja Saha (22) is a young entrepreneur from Kolkata who has started up a company, namely “Shride.” He is pursuing engineering from Ajeenkya DY Patil University, Pune. Neelabja, the founder of Shride India Private limited, is working with a group of members.
Some cities such as Paris, Milan and New York are moving towards developing a ’15 minute city’ as during the global pandemic of COVID-19, people have realized that accessibility is paramount. In a ’15-minute-city,’ everyone can meet most of their needs within a short walk or bicycle ride from their home.
India comes under the 17-megadiverse countries of the world being the host for 1,400 species of butterflies. However, at present, the population of butterflies is declining at a precipitous rate raising major concern for these winged insects. Therefore, to spread awareness and conserve the butterflies, a group of 50 butterfly enthusiasts, researchers, and specialists from all over India got together to choose a national butterfly of India.
Over 25 NGO’s working in the field of biodiversity joined hands to collect the data as well as to understand and study Butterflies of India. Month of September is observed as Month of Butterfly for the first time in India from September 5 to 20th.
In its August 4 hearing, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has said that the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) has wrongly understood that biodiversity parks are to be set up within the lake boundary.
Green Gears have come up with an eco-friendly Ganesha idol that is made up of stubble and agro-residue that usually farmers burn in their farms causing air pollution
‘Better late than never’, the Indian Railways have finally decided to transform into ‘Green Railways’ by 2030. Understanding the importance of environment conservation and seriousness of climate change, Indian Railways has decided to achieve net-zero carbon emission by 2030.
The fourth cycle of the All India Tiger Estimation 2018, results of which were declared to the nation on Global Tiger Day last year by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has entered the Guinness World Record for being the world’s largest camera trap wildlife survey.
Inspired by her mother, Gargi Parmar (36), an entrepreneur based out of Aurangabad believes in leading a sustainable life. When it came to built her own house, she along with her civil engineer husband Kiran Bhale decided to adopt eco-friendly way by using upcycled and environment-friendly measures.
“Globa andersonni’, one of the critically endangered species from Sikkim Himalaya was rediscovered after a gap of 136 years as it was presumed to be extinct. This research was recently published in an international journal ‘Botany letters’.