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MoEFCC Medini Award Scheme for Environmental Books in Hindi

MoEFCC Medini Award Scheme for Environmental Books in Hindi

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The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has initiated a Medini Puraskar Yojana starting from 1 April 2018. Under this Scheme, original books written in Hindi, published after April, 2015 and having at least 100 printed pages would be accepted for consideration for the Award. The First prize is Rupees One Lakh, the Second prize is Rs. 75,000/-, the third prize is Rs. 50,000/- and one Consolation Prize of Rs. 25,000/- will also be given. The objective of this Award Scheme is to promote writing of original books in Hindi on Environment and related subjects such as (i) Environment Protection; (ii) Pollution Control; (iii) Environmental Impact Assessment; (iv) Ecological Restoration and Development; (v) Forest Conservation; (vi) Forest Resources and Development; (...

A ‘Convenient Action’ Response to The Inconvenient Truth?

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Development for all: The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) System in Ahmedabad, Gujarat is unlike Delhi and works. While the difference in population of the two cities ensures there can be no comparison, the implementation success of 'Janmarg: the People's Way' as it is called in Ahmedabad is indeed praiseworthy. India is serious when it comes to taking action for combating climate change. And if Environment Minister's change of India's two decade long stand in international negotiations (backed later by the Indian Prime Minister) to ensure a fair deal isn't proof enough, Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Narendra Modi now pens a book titled Convenient Actions – Gujarat's response to challenges of climate change. "At the outset I am happy in reporting to this August forum that despite severe ear
Finding Delhi: A Book on Loss and Renewal in the Megacity

Finding Delhi: A Book on Loss and Renewal in the Megacity

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Edited by Bharati Chaturvedi, Penguin Books India presents to the people of Delhi--and to anyone who knows Delhi to be her/his own--Finding Delhi: Loss and Renewal in the Megacity. The edited volume brings together voices that offer a kaleidoscope view of the morphing, knotted city even as it is simultaneously experienced. Finding Delhi is an unprecedented chronicling of contemporary Delhi—the nature of contemporary its reinvention and the effects of this personality shift on those who experience it. It is an examination relevant to all urban spaces being re-engineered on the road to ‘world-classness’. A century after the British built New Delhi as the capital of India, it is in the middle of furious sometimes haphazard, growth in a race against time to become a ‘world-class’ city.
MoEF Invites Enteries for Best Environment Books in Hindi

MoEF Invites Enteries for Best Environment Books in Hindi

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The Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) has, under its Medini Puraskar Yojana for promoting writing of books originally in Hindi on Environment and related subjects, e.g. Forests, Wildlife, Pollution and Water Resources, etc. invited entries from Indian authors for the year 2009. Books published between 1st January 2007 and 31st December 2009 and containing at least 100 printed pages would be accepted for consideration for awards. The prizes for the first, second and third best books are Rs. 31,000/-, Rs. 25,000/- and Rs. 20,000/- respectively. A consolation prize of Rs. 15,000/- has also been allocated for the next best entry. Any book which has already received an award, subsidy or any financial assistance under any similar scheme operated by the Govt. or any other organizati...
Invitation: ‘Peep Peep Don’t Sleep’ Book Launch

Invitation: ‘Peep Peep Don’t Sleep’ Book Launch

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KunZum.com invites all to the book launch of Ajay Jain's new travel book, Peep Peep Don't Sleep by noted photographer and author Amit Pasricha.  A collection of funny road signs and ads, Peep Peep Don't Sleep was put together by Ajay Jain after driving over 10,000 km on Indian highways. Adding to the humour is some of his own commentary to go with each sign. Date: November 21, 2008 Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm Venue: Oxford Bookstore, Statesman House, Barakhamba Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi 110 001 Also see: Julley: Photographic Perspective From Ladakh and Other Himalayan Regions
Book Review: Trees of Delhi

Book Review: Trees of Delhi

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Following is a book review of the the much appreciated book Trees of Delhi - compiled by the well known Pradip Krishen - for the wo/man on the street in Delhi! The Book Review by Mr. Rajesh Thadani, Executive Director, Center for Ecology, Development & Research (CEDAR), New Delhi is a published work from Conservation & Society - and is presented here under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License. The Online Journal can be accessed by clicking here. The Book Review can also be read here. Trees of Delhi: A Field Guide Pradip Krishen, Trees of Delhi: A Field Guide. Dorling Kindersley (India) Pvt Ltd, New Delhi, India. 2006. 360 pp. INR 799(Paperback). ISBN 0-14-400070-9. Pradip Krishen is not a taxonomist. Perhaps, that’s why his book makes taxonomy so interesting. The

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