World pledges blueprint for more sustainable future at 4th UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi
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‘World pledges blueprint for more sustainable future’ at 4th UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi

At a meeting of the world’s top environmental body, ministers lay groundwork for a new model of development to protect planet’s degraded resources. The Fourth UN Environment Assembly gathers under the twin themes of innovative solutions for environmental challenges and sustainable consumption and production. After five days of talks at the Fourth UN Environment Assembly, […]

NRRI released high-protein and climate-smart Rice varieties
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First in world, NRRI released high-protein and climate-smart Rice varieties

Cuttack, 26 Feb 2019. Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh praised the National Rice Research Institute (NRRI), for recently released two high-protein rice varieties (CR Dhan 310, CR Dhan 311) and two climate-smart varieties (CR Dhan 801 and CR Dhan 802), which are tolerant to both submergence and drought and […]

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PM launches KISAN Yojana, Income support scheme for farmers

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, launched the PM-KISAN scheme in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh on 24 February 2019.  He launched the scheme, through press of button, to electronically transfer the first installment of Rs 2,000 to selected farmers. This will mark the official launch of the PM KISAN scheme. PM also distributed certificates to select farmers […]

Success of plastic ban in tamilnadu
Op-ed Pollution & Climate Change

Plastic Ban : Will Tamil Nadu stand a chance ?

The most debatable global topics are incomplete without this inseparable, versatile yet menacing material “Plastic”. We (India), the global host nation of the world environment day,2018 on the theme “Beat Plastic Pollution” had taken an “unprecedented” pledge (as described by the UN) of eliminating all single-use plastics by 2022. Even economically developed giants like the […]