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Sashastra Seema Bal Organises Seminar on Combating Wildlife Crimes

Sashastra Seema Bal Organises Seminar on Combating Wildlife Crimes

Green Alert, Green Lens
The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) recently organised a Seminar on the Role of Security Forces in Combating Wildlife Crimes at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The objective of the Seminar was to spread awareness and sensitization on crimes against wildlife. Addressing the inaugural session of the seminar, Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan highlighted that, "the law of the land must be upheld, since many species are on the verge of extinction." Dr. Harsh Vardhan also underlined the need for human beings to live in harmony with nature. Dr. Harsh Vardhan also shared the challenges that the SSB must be facing since it guards the open borders with friendly neighbouring countries, where force alone cannot be used to enforce the law of the land. He pointed out that development activities have in
Top Ten Bird Watching Sites in Delhi

Top Ten Bird Watching Sites in Delhi

Green Living
The National Capital Territory of Delhi, with its wetlands and sprawling green cover attracts a wide variety of our winged friends every year. This makes the NCT of Delhi a birdwatcher's paradise. Surprisingly, Delhi is the world's second most bird diversity-rich city, after Nairobi. Over 460 species of birds have been recorded in Delhi so far. If you are an avid birder or a nature lover, then grab your binoculars and/or camera and head out to these ten enticing locations. 1. Yamuna Biodiversity Park Located near Wazirabad Village, the Yamuna Biodiversity Park (YBP) is located on the alluvial plains of River Yamuna in North Delhi. The site is a nature conservation site for native plants which are otherwise becoming locally extinct in Delhi. The park has 457 acres of grasslands, ri...
Jacqueline Fernandez and The Body Shop Promote Ecological Corridors in India

Jacqueline Fernandez and The Body Shop Promote Ecological Corridors in India

Corporate Greening
(L-R) Jacqueline Fernandez, Brand Ambassador, The Body Shop India; Mrinal Pande, Trustee WTI; Sunil Kyarong, Joint Director WTI and Shriti Malhotra, COO, The Body Shop during the Bio-Bridge India launch. The Body Shop recently announced its latest Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative in India. The initiative aims at promoting and setting up of ecological corridors in the biodiversity rich North-east India. Launched in the presence of Jacqueline Fernandez, the brand ambassador of The Body Shop India, the initiative has pledged to help protect the endangered Indian Elephant and Western Hoolock Gibbon by constructing an ecological corridor favouring these animals. The initiative has been named The Body Shop India Bio-Bridge project. However, it needs to be noted that t...
Emaar India Conducts Health Camp for its Labour Force in Gurugram

Emaar India Conducts Health Camp for its Labour Force in Gurugram

Green Alert
Emaar India, a leading global property developer, recently organised a free Health Care Check-up Camp for its construction workers at its Emerald Hills project in Sectors 62-65 on Golf Course Extension Road in Gurugram, Haryana. The healthcare camp was organised by Emaar India's philanthropy arm Emaar Community of Aware and Responsible Employees (EMCARE) in association with Max India Foundation. A team of specialized Doctors from Max Hospital, Gurugram conducted general health examinations like blood pressure, blood sugar, joints and bones strength, nutrition and vitamins level. More than 150 construction labour force from Emerald Hills project site - around 80% of which were women and children - underwent health check-ups. Free medicines were also distributed to the site workers...
Colgate-Palmolive Partners with Water For People in Amravati, Maharashtra

Colgate-Palmolive Partners with Water For People in Amravati, Maharashtra

Green Alert
Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited, the market leader in Oral Care, in partnership with the non-profit organisation, Water For People India Trust, today launched its Amravati Water Initiative in the Amravati District of Maharashtra. This program is an expansion of Colgate’s partnership with Water For People, after their successful collaboration in Bihar and West Bengal, since 2013. This program will support availability and accessibility of water, awareness towards hygiene and sanitation (WASH program), and other initiatives, such as water conservation and rainwater harvesting. Amravati District in Maharashtra faces extreme water scarcity and challenges in accessing potable water for daily living. The Amravati Water Program will begin by focusing on talukas, such as Nandgaon Khandesh
Lobby, Not Rally for Rivers Is What is Needed to Save Our Lifelines

Lobby, Not Rally for Rivers Is What is Needed to Save Our Lifelines

Articles
Powered by Adani, Mahindra and the Times of India, the respected Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev of Isha Foundation has called the Nation to Rally for Rivers, and to come together for saving India's rivers. The campaign has been received well by one and all the Nation is now rallying behind its rivers, which are also considered holy and divine in our culture and civilization. However, the key question here is how much of this would actually help in safeguarding our rivers from the rapidly intensifying challenges of over-exploitation and the general lack of political will for river and riverfront protection? While one of the apparent objectives of the Rally for Rivers campaign is to raise awareness on the need to protect our rivers, this objective certainly seems to be achieved, with great...
Banega Swachh India and UP Govt Launch Hygiene eCurriculum in Noida

Banega Swachh India and UP Govt Launch Hygiene eCurriculum in Noida

Green Alert
Pankaj Singh, MLA, NOIDA - among others - unveiling the Hygiene eCurriculum to build awareness about hygiene & sanitation among school children. Dettol Banega Swachh India is a 5-year long campaign aimed at addressing the rising need of hygiene and sanitation in India. The campaign is powered by Dettol's commitment to invest a sum of INR 100 Cr. towards this initiative. As part of this nationwide hygiene and sanitation campaign, Dettol Banega Swachh India, RB India and NOIDA District Administration came together to launch Hygiene Curriculum in 70 public schools across NOIDA. The Curriculum was unveiled by NOIDA MLA Pankaj Singh and was the release function was represented by senior dignitaries from NOIDA District Administration, Hygiene Council of India, Aga Khan Foundation,...

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