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Mountain Agro-Ecosystem: Traditional Science to Cost Effective Solution

May 14th, 2013 | By
Planing-Shalini's article

Shalini Dhyani: Writes about hill agriculture, agro-forest and such ecosystem practices from Indian Himalayan region. She emphasizes on improving the socio-economic condition of mountain people by adopting a range of animal husbandry, agro-forestry and traditional agriculture practices through better scientific and technical inputs. Entire Himalayan ecosystem is undergoing rapid land-use and climatic changes in last

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Disasters In Mountains: Increasing Catastrophes In Indian Himalayas (Video)

Feb 12th, 2013 | By

CHI: In recent disasters in Indian Himalayan region we lost many human lives, livestock population, agriculture land, livelihood opportunities and huge infrastructure overnight.  The most affected states due to these calamities in India are Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Assam, Sikkim and part of West Bengal. The flood in Kosi and Indus basins in Nepal and Pakistan

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Coordinated Climate Proofing Efforts In Indian Himalayan Region: Workshop Concludes

Oct 8th, 2012 | By
NMSHE Workshop

A two days stakeholders workshop that was attended by over 130 stakeholders from 37 different institutes of 12 Indian Himalayan states, representatives of 7 State Governments, 27 Experts from various national and State level institutions, members of DST’s Expert and Steering committees, representatives of NGOs/Civil Society organizations, Senior officers of Central Ministries concluded at CSIR-

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Crores spent, but Ganga flows maili (polluted)

Nov 16th, 2011 | By
Ganga at Patna

Deccan Herald: The government has earmarked Rs 15,000 crore more to make the river pollution free. Thousands of people took a holy dip in the Ganga river at Patna on the occasion of one of the most auspicious festival Chhath this year, but an equal number avoided the sacred river in the wake of reports

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Climate sceptics get less press in developing countries

Nov 14th, 2011 | By

Science Dev Net: Sceptical views on man-made climate change have received far less newspaper coverage in major developing countries than in the United Kingdom or the United States, according to a survey. In the United States, over a third of climate articles published during the study period in selected newspapers reported sceptical standpoints while less

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We see India as an opportunity, says Bhutan PM

Nov 10th, 2011 | By

Deccanchronical: At a time when the world recognises that mere GDP growth as a development goal is a false promise, and with the UN now making “happiness” a development goal, a number of countries are turning to the little Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan for lessons. Bhutan pioneered the concept of Gross National Happiness some 35

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Pollution, Neglect and too much love killing once idyllic Himalayan lake

Nov 5th, 2011 | By
Photo: Pollution at Dal Lake.  Because of the high levels of nutrients, Dal Lake is prone to algal outbreaks, particularly during summer. Photo: Mukhtar Ahmed

Brisbane Times: Time is running out for Kashmir’s premier tourist attraction, writes Ben Doherty, in Srinagar. Through the dawn mist, Dal Lake is beautiful. As the first shafts of sunlight break over the Himalayan foothills that hug the lake’s perimeter, the still waters are slowly brought alive by the silent ferrying of the shikaras back

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Working Group on Indian Mountain Ecosystem Meets- Suggestions Invited

Nov 5th, 2011 | By
Dr. Sati2

The minutes of First meeting of the Working Group on “Mountain Eco-systems and Challenges Faced by the People living in the Hilly Areas” for formulation of the 12th Five year Plan” is given below, that was held on 28 October 2011 at Yojana Bhavan in New Delhi. It was chaired by Shri B.K. Chaturvedi, Member,

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Help India go green

Nov 3rd, 2011 | By
Jangal main mangal-HT

Hindustan Times: India will engage 100,000 educated youths to execute an ambitious Green India Mission (GIM) which seeks to increase the country’s forest cover to 33% from 20% within 10 years. According to top forest official, PJ Dilip Kumar, director general of India’s forest department, in order to copewith climate change threats, the central and

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Indian prime minister throws weight behind green reforms

Aug 20th, 2011 | By

Business Green: Manmohan Singh uses Independence Day address to signal support for new green watchdog India’s prime minister Manmohan Singh has today outlined his government’s plans for a more robust environmental protection regime backed by a new green watchdog tasked with cracking down on illegal or environmentally damaging developments. Speaking as part of his annual

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India on mission ‘climate change’

Aug 1st, 2011 | By

GeospatialWorld: “Climate change is a priority research area for the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) and India is on a mission mode to develop innovative solutions indigenously,” said Vilasrao Deshmukh, Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences. In this direction, the minister declared that MoES is setting up the National Monsoon Mission which

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Eyewash Progress:National Mission on Sustaining Himalayan Ecosystem

Jun 16th, 2011 | By
Photo Himalaya

A latest publication by DST-Department of Science and Technology of Government of India shows that what has been done it on last more than one year as Nodal agency (DST) for National Mission for Sustaining Himalayan Ecosystem and National Mission on Strategic Knowledge for Climate Change. CLIMATE CHANGE & ADAPTATION PROGRAMME The Climate Change Programme

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