Environment

Global Environment Outlook 2019: Findings about India

The United Nations Environment Programme has released the Global Environment Outlook 2019. The report makes the following observations about India: India could save at least $3 trillion (Rs 210 trillion approx.) in healthcare costs if India implements policy initiatives which are consistent with ensuring that the globe didn’t heat up beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius by …

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Report: India – Spearheading Climate Solutions

Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has released a publication titled  “India – Spearheading Climate Solutions” on 12 February, 2019. This document mentions India’s key actions taken towards combating and adapting to climate change. India’s Key Actions Towards Combating and Adapting Climate Change India’s National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) that has eight major …

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Initiatives to reduce carbon emissions from Farming

Government of India has taken the following steps to reduce the emissions from the farm sector: Crop diversification programme under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY), National Food Security Mission (NFSM) and Bringing Green Revolution to Eastern India (BGREI). Increasing the area under System of Rice Intensification (SRI) as an alternative to the widely used practice …

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Dudhwa Tiger Reserve

It is protected area in Uttar Pradesh that stretches mainly across the Lakhimpur Kheri and Bahraich districts. It comprises Dudhwa National Park, Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary and Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary. It covers area of 1,284.3 km2 and includes three large forest fragments. It shares north-eastern boundary with Nepal, which is defined to large extent by Mohana …

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Himalayan State Regional Council

NITI Aayog has constituted Himalayan State Regional Council to ensure sustainable development of Indian Himalayan region. The Council has been constituted to review and implement identified action points based on Reports of five Working Groups, which were established along thematic areas to prepare a roadmap for action. It will be nodal agency for Sustainable development …

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