Environment Conservation

Water Scarcity

Facts: There are millions of people all over the world who don’t have access to water, or, if they have access, that water is unable to be used. About 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered with water and 3% of it is actually freshwater that is fit for human consumption. Around two-thirds of that …

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Stubble Burning

What Is Stubble Burning? Stubble burning is, the act of removing paddy crop residue from the field to sow wheat. It’s usually required in areas that use the ‘combine harvesting’ method which leaves crop residue behind. It is mainly carried out in Haryana and Punjab. Open burning of husk produces harmful smoke that causes pollution. …

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INDC

What are INDCs? INDCs are declaration of individual countries which indicate  what post-2020 climate actions they intend to take under a new international agreement, known as their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs). The INDCs combine the top-down system of a United Nations climate agreement with bottom-up system-in elements through which countries put forward their agreements …

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CAMPA

What is Compensatory Afforestation? Compensatory afforestation means afforestation done in lieu of diversion of forest land for non-forest use. What does CAF Bill seek? The Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill seeks to govern how forests will be raised, cut and resurrected across India. Background ( Why we need a legislation?) The Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 (FCA) …

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