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Here Is How Climate Change is Impacting Agriculture in India

Here Is How Climate Change is Impacting Agriculture in India

Green Alert
Climate change can be defined and understood as significant changes in the global temperature, precipitation, wind patterns and other measures of climate that occur over more than three decades. The world is witnessing increasingly severe impacts of climate change since almost the last two hundred years. Climate change has some obvious impacts on the agriculture sector, and therefore on global food security. According to the Government of India, while evidence of change in weather pattern over the country seems to be lacking, there have been large-scale reporting of extreme weather events in the recent past. These include extended dry periods, floods, hailstorms, cyclonic rains and winds etc. Most of these extreme weather events have caused damage to standing crops and and have ul...
101 Wells for Drought Hit Maharashtra By Believers Church

101 Wells for Drought Hit Maharashtra By Believers Church

National
The heat wave in the country intensifies with each passing year. This leads to a crisis like situation in many parts of the country especially during the summer seasons. The United Nations has already made a call for global action on drought. This year too, citizens across India have had to face severe drought like conditions.  The problem has been especially severe in Maharashtra where even companies came forward to help. In order to address this challenge, Believers Church Nagpur ,a Christian denomination with congregations and parishes worldwide, has set up 101 bore wells across Maharashtra for the worst affected areas and communities. Water is a basic human right and requirement of every individual. Seeing religious institutions like churches coming forward is both welcome
Finolex Industries Provides Water Harvesting Boost to Ratnagiri

Finolex Industries Provides Water Harvesting Boost to Ratnagiri

Corporate Greening, National
India is home to 18% of the global population but has only 4% of usable water resources. The water crisis gets worse further through distribution losses in the carriage of water and endemic pollution. Maharashtra is facing its worst drought ever this year. More than 25% villages in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra suffer from water shortages and more than 50% of land is kept fallow due to lack of sufficient water. The problem is not just of scanty rainfall, but also of poor water management and lack of building reservoirs. Due to the soil and terrain of rural Maharashtra, water management is a severe problem. Addressing this concern, Finolex Industries Ltd, India's largest PVC pipes manufacturer started working on various water conservation projects in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra ...
Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction Held in Kathmandu

Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction Held in Kathmandu

Global
The European Union Delegation to Nepal hosted a regional conference on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation on Kathmandu, on May 26-27. The backdrop of the conference was the growing prevalence of natural disasters and increased vulnerability to climate change in South Asia. The conference was organized in collaboration with the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), Centre for South Asian Studies, and DAI Europe. South Asia is one of the most vulnerable to natural disasters and to the impacts of climate change. At the same time, the region is home to creative initiatives which can inspire the rest of the world. With new international commitments, such as the Paris Agreements signed on April 22 2016, there is renewed momentum...

Traditional Knowledge and Pre-Disaster Recovery Planning

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Thank you for taking out time to respond to the last blog and putting your mind to the real issue behind it. These encouraging comments provide the strength to keep on going and creating new possibilities in the area of environment and climate change adaptation. This week is special in Hindu calendar 15th of March was a special day. It marked the beginning of the summer Navaratra among the North Indians. The next nine days we will fast and eat no meat and follow rituals that allow us to reduce the intake of food and increase intake of water in our systems. Changing diets forcing ourselves to eat less etc. takes a lot of courage and self control. Support from family and relatives alone is not enough hence linking it with religious sanctions helps in self control. Have we ever consider
Changing Climate, Suffering Life Forms

Changing Climate, Suffering Life Forms

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“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are to miss the future” - John. F. Kennedy Well that’s an apt statement truly depicting man’s present suffering based on his previous actions of non-judicious use of resources. Change is the law of nature and the earth has witnessed it for billions of years. As it was a natural and gradual process then, so the ecosystem could adapt to the change without any adverse impacts. But the increased human interference in the present times has disrupted the natural balance. Climate change is a consequence of the same and is having far-reaching and catastrophic social impacts affecting communities in different ways. People in dev
Delhi Urban Water Woes Meet Lessons From Environmental History

Delhi Urban Water Woes Meet Lessons From Environmental History

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Baoli - A centuries old step-well in the heart of Delhi city. The urbanization process in India in the 20th century led to the formation of large city-centers with very high density of population. The urban sprawl also meant an immense pressure on the natural resources of these city-centers thus also affecting, among others, the quality of life of the urbanite. One of the first resource to get impacted was water - that began to both deplete and deteriorate as rapidly as was the pace of urbanization in the respective urban-centers. Delhi, the capital of India has obviously been one of the cities to have now turned into a mega-city. Delhi faces regular water crisis that only aggravates in summers and all stakeholders agree on the inadequacy of Delhi’s current water supply. (more&hellip

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