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MGNREGA Extends Helping Hand in the Fight Against Climate Change

MGNREGA Extends Helping Hand in the Fight Against Climate Change

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The fight against climate change just got a shot in the arm! A study carried out in 15 villages, involving more than 2,057 households who are direct beneficiary of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) notes a reduction in the vulnerability of these households to climate risks. Increased area under plantations and orchards has been contributing to alternate incomes, increased employment generation and reduced migration in these people. Further, improved water availability and soil fertility is reported to be resulting in increased crop production with the consequence that the MGNREGS is leading to multiple environmental and socioeconomic benefits for the people at large. The synthesis report which brought forward these findings has been prepared by ...

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 08, 2012

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 08 (starting February 20, 2012) 2012. 1. Delhi Govt. to promote fish farming in rural areas The Delhi Cabinet on Wednesday approved auctioning of fishing activities in 24 water bodies on gram sabha land in the Capital. 2. Full-grown tree cut, MCD and forest department pass buck An over 30-feet tall mature, ready-to-bloom semal tree has been ‘illegally’ cut to its trunk level in Sector A of green Vasant Kunj in south Delhi. 2. Daler Mehndi contributes to the environment With our globe undergoing major climatic upheaval owing to severe environmental degradation, it has left environmentalists fuming. 3. Films on environment conservation to be screened The Kirloskar Vasundhara International

Monday Feature: Green News and Media Roundup for Week 44, 2011

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 44 (starting October 31), 2011. 1. Delhi Zoo to don a new look The National Zoological Park, popularly known as the Delhi zoo amongst city residents, is undergoing an overhauling exercise. On the 53rd Foundation Day of the park, the authorities unveiled a new master layout plan for the country’s only zoo directly under the union ministry of environment and forests. 2. Jayanthi briefs PM before BASIC meet today Ahead of the crucial BASIC countries' meeting, environment and forests minister Jayanthi Natarajan briefed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the upcoming UN climate talks and the emerging negotiations scenario. 3. Chhath: MCD cleans up ghats on a war footing Municipal Corporation of Delhi
Green Walkathon and Stakeholder Gatherings: India Paved the Way for a Green Economy this WED

Green Walkathon and Stakeholder Gatherings: India Paved the Way for a Green Economy this WED

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Hand..err..Heart and Mind at the Right Place: Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh at the Green Walkathon India played the global host to the World Environment Day (WED) for the first time this year, an year for which the WED theme was chosen to be 'Forests: Nature at your service".  Shifting from the past practice of organizing WED at New Delhi only, the Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF), Government of India organized a series of activities, events and campaigns across the country during the first week of June 2011. Notable among these were events, activities and campaigns at Bhubneshawar, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Mumbai, Bengaluru and the Nilgiri Biosphre Reserve etc. The underlying objective of all such activities was to highlight the int
Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Highlights India’s Commitmment to the Environment

Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Highlights India’s Commitmment to the Environment

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The following is an interview of Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh by the United Nations Environment Programme's Director of Communications Satinder Bindra. Jairam Ramesh speaks on India's commitment to the environmental cause on the occasion of World Environment Day 2011. http://vimeo.com/24554724 Further to the interview, while chairing a one day civil society seminar on “Nature & Livelihood: Women’s Perspective” called for also as part of the the World Environment Day celebrations, Jairam Ramesh said that conservation of forests is crucial for sustainable development and green economy of the country.  He emphasized that the role of women and Gram Sabha is very crucial for forest conservation. He elaborated on the "Gram Sabha” and its greater role in the recently launched “Gr
India to Host the First CoP in the UN Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020

India to Host the First CoP in the UN Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020

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Minister of State for Environment and Forests (I/C), Shri Jairam Ramesh at the Launch of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity for Asia and Pacific The period 2011-2020 has been declared by the United Nations General Assembly as the UN Decade on Biodiversity (UNDB). This has been done largely to raise awareness about the importance of biodiversity and highlight the threats that it faces. The Decade coincides with the duration of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 adopted by CoP-10 to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) held in Nagoya, Japan in October, 2010. It contains 20 targets to help achieve the three objectives of the CBD and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) and the CBD organized a day lon...
“Finish De-Greening Before Implementing Greening Projects”, Jairam

“Finish De-Greening Before Implementing Greening Projects”, Jairam

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Minister of State for Environment and Forests (I/C) Shri Jairam Ramesh releasing a ‘Calendar of Events’ at the World Forestry Day Celebrations in New Delhi In keeping with the mandate of his Ministry of environment protection and conservation, Environment Minister Shri Jairam Ramesh clarified further his agenda by declaring that "We must finish de-greening before we start greening projects. The de-greening has been created by industrial construction." Utilizing the opportunity of the World Forestry Day to the fullest, he further said, "The pressure of our population and works done in the name of progress have damaged our forests and rivers. This is the biggest challenge we face today. We have to achieve economic growth along with conserving forests and keeping our rivers clean."
Stand for Survival: Plant a Tree with the CM this World Forestry Day

Stand for Survival: Plant a Tree with the CM this World Forestry Day

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File photo of Delhi CM Sheila Dixit planting a sapling at the Aravali Biodiversity Park on the International Biodiversity Day in 2010. Also seen is the Chief Secretary Mr. Rakesh Mehta World Forestry Day is celebrated around the world on 21 March each year as people take time to consider the benefits of forests to the community - such as catchment protection, providing habitat for plants, areas for recreation, education and scientific study, and as a source of many products including timber and honey. World Forestry Day also aims to provide opportunities for people to learn how forests can be managed and used sustainably for these many purposes. The day is therefore observed to offer information on key facets of forestry: protection, production and recreation. In its attempt to reem...
And We’re Back, And Continue to be Hosted on a Green Server!

And We’re Back, And Continue to be Hosted on a Green Server!

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Delhi Greens wishes all its readers a Happy Holi and extends warm wishes for an organically colourful celebrations! As many of you know, the Delhi Greens Blog recently underwent major visitor traffic load coupled with some hacking attempts which forced us to stop publishing until we moved to a more secure server. That process has now been completed and we are back in action, more determined than ever, for spearheading the cause of environmental protection and sustainable development. The task continues to remain uphill but we now have more friends and allies walking with us, who understand our cause and share our vision. We have all of you and that is all the motivation we need to continue working for harmony and sustainable development. The world surely has shaken in the past few d...
I-TEEB Consultation Workshop Aims at Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity

I-TEEB Consultation Workshop Aims at Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity

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A two days stakeholder consultation to develop the framework for strengthening biodiversity conservation programs and initiating action for assessing the economic value of India’s natural capital is ongoing right now. It aims to recognize, demonstrate, capture and optimize the value of biodiversity and ecosystem service and targets policy actions at national and state levels, improvements in business assessments and disclosure, and improved citizen awareness of the issues involved. The consultations is expected to cover subjects like financing biodiversity in India, introduction of The Economic of Ecosystem and Biodiversity (TEEB) framework and its relevance for business and NGOs, bring forth climate change concerns with respect to biodiversity conservation and appl

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