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Sustainable farming, ‘key’ to world free of hunger, malnutrition, says UN agriculture chief

Focusing this year on the links between agricultural trade, climate change and food security, Director-General José Graziano da Silva said in the foreword that “ensuring food security for all is both a key function of, and a challenge for agriculture, which faces ever-increasing difficulties.” “As populations rise, urbanization increases and incomes grow, the agricultural sector […]

Interview with EFI founder Arun
Environment Inspirations Resource Management

Young Environmentalist Arun deliberates on conservation of Water bodies | Interview

Arun Krishnamurthy is the founder of the well known NGO – Environmentalist Foundation of India (EFI) in 2011. He has initiated the campaign of cleaning various lakes across India. He was chosen for prestigious Rolex Awards for Enterprise award in 2012 for scientific lake restoration in Chennai. His NGO also works in different fields like […]

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Environment Pollution & Climate Change Resource Management

Circular cities – Only future of India’s unsustainable Urbanisation

The globe is experiencing a rapid economic growth due to expanding industrial production and expeditious urbanization over the past few decades and this trend seems to persist in the future. This steady growth signifies continual development but on the other hand it has led to the depletion of natural resources, environmental degradation, global warming and […]

Agriculture Resource Management

ICAR Tableau in R’Day parade portrays “Integrated Farming System”. Here’s the story of success farmer

Farming teaches man the way of living. In ancient times, farming had swung the cradle of civilisation. But its plight is remorsefully pathetic nowadays. Farming is underexploited and farmers are overexploited. To set things straight, both nature and future give us insightful solutions that we need to nurture. One such incredible solution to make farming […]

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When Crops become Fireworks! – The Misfortunes of Stubble Burning and Manageable Solutions

Succeeding her first space flight, in 1997, the Haryana born wonder woman, Kalpana Chawla said, “The Ganges valley looked majestic, mind-boggling” when she viewed from the outer space. Imaginatively, had she been alive today, on a space mission, she would have seen burning fires, just the way the NASA’s Visible Earth site shows us.  The […]

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Peroorkada – a residential locality in Trivandrum that inspires India in Waste Management at source.!

A report from Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) says that the Indian urban population of 377 million (Census of India, 2011) generates around 1.5 Lakh metric tonnes of municipal solid waste per day. In 2017, with the urban population having risen, the amount of waste generated has also increased. Collection of municipal waste is one […]

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What Tamil Nadu government should learn from its neighboring states in water management ?

Peninsular India is bestowed with adequate rainfall owing to its long coastline and influence of both Southwest and Northeast monsoon.  But it’s distinct geographical features requires it to effectively store rainwater and utilize it year around. Non perennial nature of peninsular rivers; undulating relief and underlying hard rocks makes it difficult to dig canals and […]