The National Biodiversity Authority (NBA), a statutory body under Ministry of Environment Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC) is inviting citizens to a logo contest for biodiversity conservation. The selected logo/ mark will be used as a mark on products to certify that the manufacturer have complied with Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) obligations under Indian law. Participants of the logo contest shall submit a design which is capable of being used as a mark on products. About National Biodiversity Authority The NBA was established in 2003 to implement the provisions of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002. It is headquartered in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. As a Statutory Body, NBA performs facilitation, regulatory and advisory functions for the Government of India on issues of conservati...
Vijay Jardhari - one among the youth - captured during Dastkar at Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts, New Delhi Vijay Jardhari of the Beej Bajao Andolan from Uttarakhand, was one among the two individuals to be conferred with the Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar (IGPP) 2009, declared on 5th June, the World Environment Day 2012. The IGPP Award was instituted in 1987 by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Government of India. This national level prize is named after the former Prime Minister of India late Smt. Indira Gandhi and is given each year to those individuals and organisations who have made significant contributions in the field of environment. It is the highest form of recognition for environmental protection work and is given to those who have made a mea
Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series Traditional Water Systems of Delhi - New Challenges “A little water is a sea to an ant.” An ecosystem is made up of many small parts, which could be erroneously thought of as insignificant. Within the intersection of mega scale urban planning and the impacts of climate the almost lost traditional water systems of Delhi need to be revisited urgently. The imminent challenge is to explore these water systems in the context of new urbanizations and evolve meaningful ways in which they can coexist, for ecological security. According to the GIS Development report, the number of people living in urban areas in India has gone up from 79 million in 1961 to more than 285 million today. This will further increase to over 40
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