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8th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress Underway in Delhi

8th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress Underway in Delhi

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The Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines (Independent Charge) Shri Piyush Goyal addressing the 8th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress in New Delhi on August 21, 2017. Union Minister Shri Piyush Goyal addressed a distinguished gathering of delegates attending the 3-day 8th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress in New Delhi. The Minister also gave away Energy and Environment Foundation Global Excellence awards 2017 during the inaugural session of the conference. The Annual Conference is visualized and planned in the backdrop of India's vision on achieving "Energy Independence and Power for all by 2022". It is aimed at providing an opportunity and open forum to exchange information, share experiences and best practices by bringing togeth...
Poster Making Competition on Harit Diwali Swasth Diwali by MoEFCC

Poster Making Competition on Harit Diwali Swasth Diwali by MoEFCC

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Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan launching Harit Diwali, Swasth Diwali Campaign in New Delhi. The Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Ajay Narayan Jha and other dignitaries are also seen. The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) invites School and College students for a Poster Making Competition on the Theme: Harit Diwali - Swasth Diwali (Green Diwali, Healthy Diwali). The competition is being organized in three categories: Category I. Class 3rd - 5th Category II. Class 6th - 10th Category III. Class 11th - Graduation (Final Year) Three best entries for First, Second and Third prizes will be selected from each category. The Prizes in each category are as fol...
A World Elephant Day Note on the Plight of Asian Elephants

A World Elephant Day Note on the Plight of Asian Elephants

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The Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan releasing a publication on the occasion of the World Elephant Day 2017 in New Delhi on August 12, 2017. World Elephant Day is being celebrated since 2012 on 12 August 12, to bring attention to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants. The escalation of poaching, habitat loss, human-elephant conflict and mistreatment in captivity are just some of the threats to both African and Asian elephants. In India too, elephant-human conflict are on the rise due to the shrinking habitats of this majestic animal. Of the two species of elephants known to us (African and Asian), the Asian elephant is endangered with only less than 40,000 remaining worldwide. The African elephant too is threatened, with on...
A Brief Review of the Making of Smart Cities in India

A Brief Review of the Making of Smart Cities in India

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What makes a City Smart? This question has become more relevant today than ever before in the history of modern urbanisation! A city is considered Smart when it improves and develops. Here, development is primarily focused on improved technology, better infrastructure (institutional, physical, social and economic) and an integrated system of communication and information. The concept of a Smart city varies from country to country. This is also because of the varied connotations affiliated with the term development. Smart City: A Boon Development not only attracts people but also attracts investors. Thus it also benefits the economy. Citizens of a Smart city have improved quality of life and reduced risk of diseases. The localities in a smart city have wide roads and well...
Details of Ongoing National Afforestation Schemes of MoEFCC

Details of Ongoing National Afforestation Schemes of MoEFCC

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Trees and plants are the only source of food and oxygen for us and their growth and protection is a prerequisite for human survival on this Planet. It is for this reason that it is believed that for a country to be sustainable, it must have at least 33 of its area under forest cover. Consequently, several measures are being taken across the world to carry out tree plantation activities and also to protect the existing green cover. The Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan recently informed the Members of the Lok Sabha about the ongoing national afforestation schemes being implemented by the Ministry of Environment,Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) in India. To achieve the targets mentioned in the National Forest Policy of maintaining 33% forest...
Swachh Sarvekshan 2017 Survey Report Released by Government

Swachh Sarvekshan 2017 Survey Report Released by Government

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The Union Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water & Sanitation and Urban Development, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar at the launch of the Swachh Sarvekshan (Gramin) - 2017 in New Delhi on August 8, 2017. The Minister of State for Drinking Water & Sanitation, Shri Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi, the Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Shri Parameswaran Iyer, the Principal Director General (M&C), Press Information Bureau, Shri A.P. Frank Noronha and other dignitaries are also seen. As the Swachh Bharat Mission approaches the third anniversary of its launch by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has launched a third party verification survey report to take stock of the progress already made b...
Importance of Wetlands and Their Conservation Challenges in Delhi

Importance of Wetlands and Their Conservation Challenges in Delhi

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Considered among the most productive ecosystems on the planet, wetlands account for 4.7% of India's total geographical area. Wetlands are defined as submerged or water saturated lands, which may be natural or artificial, inland or situated in a coastal area, permanent or temporary, having static or flowing water, vegetated or non-vegetated, which necessarily have a land-water interface. According to the Space Application Centre, Ahmedabad, 2,01,503 wetlands are spread across the entire nation with Gujarat recording the highest proportion. These wetlands are generally classified into lacusterine, marine, estuarine, riverine and palustrine. Importance of Wetlands Wetlands serve numerous functions, such as: Agricultural benefits: From acting as a source of irrigation to rechargi...
Updated List of Biosphere Reserves in India

Updated List of Biosphere Reserves in India

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Biosphere Reserve (BR) is an international designation given by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) for representative parts of natural and cultural landscapes extending over large area of terrestrial or marine ecosystems or a combination thereof. BRs are designated to deal with one of the most important questions of reconciling the conservation of biodiversity, the quest for economic and social development and maintenance of associated cultural values. BRs are thus special environments for both people and the nature and are living examples of how human beings and nature can co-exist while respecting each other’s needs. In India, as recently informed by Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, in a writt
Apply to Become A Climate Leader, Help America Protect the Climate

Apply to Become A Climate Leader, Help America Protect the Climate

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It has now become abundantly clear that President Donald Trump of the United States of America no longer wishes to engage his administration with the Paris Climate Agreement. Consequently, the USA, one of the greatest contributor of greenhouse gases, global warming and climate change is now under no binding or non-binding agreement for ensuring the protection of the global climate. However, if President Trump won't lead, Planet Earth has an ally in the former governance system of USA. The burden of leadership for protecting the environment, and for helping Americans protect the climate has now fallen on the US Ex-Vice President Al Gore. After putting together An Inconvenient Truth documentary, which highlighted the issue of climate change among the masses, and after releasing anothe...

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