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Waste to Energy Plants and Why are People Protesting Against Them

Waste to Energy Plants and Why are People Protesting Against Them

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A Waste-to-Energy Plant is a waste management system where waste is burnt to produce electricity. These plants usually burn municipal waste. The various techniques used in Waste-to-Energy (WTE) plants are biomethanation, combustion, gasification, pyrolysis. Non-recyclable and not-hazardous wastes should ideally be burnt in this process. The waste to energy plants comparatively release less pollution than a coal-based plant. Recently, residents of Okhla region and nearby areas in Delhi have been protesting against WTE plants in their vicinity. Why India Urgently Needs a Waste Management Plan?  Increasing urbanization and industrialization has paved the way for greater economic growth in India. This is only augmented by increasing purchasing power of the average citizen. Simultaneou
Top Ten Wetlands in India You Must Put on Your Travel Bucket List

Top Ten Wetlands in India You Must Put on Your Travel Bucket List

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The word Wetlands entails all lakes, rivers, aquifers, swamps, marshes, wet grasslands, peatlands, oases, estuaries, deltas, coastal areas, coral reefs, and all human-made sites such as fish ponds, rice paddies, reservoirs and salt pans. Apart from acting as flood buffers, wetlands are mesmerizing cradles of biodiversity. A trip to a Wetland is always a rewarding one. Here is the list of top ten wetlands of India, from north to the south, which are a must visit for any travel enthusiast! 1. Wular Lake Located in Kashmir valley, the Wular lake is the largest freshwater lake in all of Asia. It is an important habitat for fish and has lusciously edible fish species pleasing the taste buds of the Kashmiris. Some of the more frequently found fish species here include Cyprinus carpio, B...
What is Geographical Indication? Every Region’s Claim to Fame

What is Geographical Indication? Every Region’s Claim to Fame

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Silao Khaja, a multilayered and crispy sweet Bihari dessert recently got the coveted GI (Geographical Indication) tag. The number of registered GIs in India has now become 330. This indicates a good future of Indian goods in the global market, as it marks Indian products on the world map. The interest in GIs has thrived in recent years. The most prominent reason for this is the obligations of WTO (World Trade Organization) to protect the GIs. Geographical Indication (GI), as the name suggests, is a sign indicative of a product’s geographical origin. It symbolizes the attributes, qualities, characteristics and reputation the product holds essentially due to its geographical place of production. Agricultural products typically have qualities that derive from their place of production
Here Is How Climate Change is Impacting Agriculture in India

Here Is How Climate Change is Impacting Agriculture in India

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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...
One World One Sun One Grid, India’s Message at COP 24

One World One Sun One Grid, India’s Message at COP 24

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Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan addressing at the inauguration of the Indian Pavilion at COP 24, at Katowice, Poland on 3 December, 2018. The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meet every year in a pre-defined host country to urge each other for combating climate change. Below is the full text of the speech delivered by the Environment Minister at COP 24. “Dear Friends! I welcome you all to COP 24 in the wonderful city of Katowice, Poland. I believe that we are at a  critical juncture in our ongoing battle to save our planet from the threats of global warming and let me assure you   that India is truly committed to winning this battle.  I feel proud in affirming that India has made great strid
Draft India Cooling Action Plan Out, But Its Not What You Think It Is

Draft India Cooling Action Plan Out, But Its Not What You Think It Is

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In a world fighting for survival amidst global warming and the climate crisis, cooling the Planet sounds like a very good idea. So when the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) of the Government of India releases a 107 page long Draft India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP), one can only appreciate the vision and foresight with which it was conceptualized. But a second look at the document reveals that this Draft Action Plan actually talks about the Cooling of our houses, cars, etc. through air conditioning and refrigeration! "India is a growing economy characterized by low penetration of air-conditioning, rising per capita income, rapid urbanization and a largely tropical climate, which would lead to rise in the requirement for cooling," the draft India Cooling Acti...
List of 30 Elephant Reserves of India, 30th Declared Recently in Nagaland

List of 30 Elephant Reserves of India, 30th Declared Recently in Nagaland

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The Asiatic Elephant is the largest living land animal in India, and by far in Asia. Most importantly, elephants help maintain forest and savanna ecosystems for other species, and are integrally tied to rich biodiversity. They are also culturally revered in India and are closely associated with religious and cultural heritage, playing an important role in the country’s history. Although a decline in elephant population has been noticed in recent years, large numbers of sustainable herds still exist – particularly in south and northeast of the country. Elephant conservation in India though, has been an uphill task. The Government of India launched Project Elephant in the year 1992 as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme with objectives to protect elephants, their habitat and corridors; to
Speech of Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at COP/UNFCCC, 2002

Speech of Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at COP/UNFCCC, 2002

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Speech of former Prime Minister of India Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the High Level Segment of the Eighth Session of Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on 30th October 2002. India is privileged to host the Eighth Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. I welcome our foreign guests to this land of rich cultural and natural heritage. Climate Change has emerged as one of the most serious environmental concerns of our times. It is a global phenomenon with diverse local impacts. In 1992, we adopted the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Convention has provided us with a sound basis for global cooperation. It reflects the consensus that addressing the challenge of climate change is...
Organic Harvest Celebrates Fifth Anniversary with Five Purity Promises

Organic Harvest Celebrates Fifth Anniversary with Five Purity Promises

Corporate Greening
The Organic Harvest personal care brand based in India recently completed five successful years of its successful working. The company was brought into existence in 2013 to promote the concept of safe skin. An intelligent use of plants grown without pesticides and chemicals instigated the name Organic Harvest. The company celebrated its five successful years organizing a plantation drive by its employees, and contributed to the greens of Delhi. The trees that were planted included mulberry, guava and pomegranate at the plantation activity took place at Sanjay Gandhi Animal Care Center, Delhi. As Organic Harvest products are strictly against animal testing, the Sanjay Gandhi Animal Care Center venue was carefully chosen for the plantation drive. Along with this, the company also m...

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