The new forest policy draft calls for taking up “promotion of trees outside forests and urban greens” in a “mission mode”. The centre has on March 14, 2018 come up with the draft of a new national forest policy to replace the 30-year old policy of 1988. The policy thrust is on public private partnerships… Read More Center’s new forest policy aims to overhaul the sector
The latest FSI report says India is getting greener. A closer look at the story behind the numbers says otherwise.… Read More Centre fails to see the wood for the trees
A short film depicts how concerted efforts with the community can bring a change in the food diversity within the household and a massive change in the nutritional status.
In a few weeks from now monsoon forecasts will begin. These forecasts are based on calculations made by computer modeling. The amazing advances in modeling of weather and climate is evident in the fact that given energy from the sun arriving at the top of the atmosphere, a model’s mathematical representation of the atmosphere, ocean… Read More Monsoon modeling is not like the ‘blind men and elephant’ story
The Mahila Kisan Shashaktikaran Pariyojna (MKSP), a sub-component of the Government of India’s National Rural Livelihoods Mission, began in Jharkhand in 2014. Under the management of the Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society (JSLPS), in a consortium partnership approach the Society for Promotion of Wastelands Development (SPWD) and Asian Institute for Sustainable Development (AISD) are implementing… Read More Empowering Jharkhand’s female farmers
Pushpa Bela Minz used to be stuck at her home most of the time, in part because of her village in Simdega’s largely stagnant agricultural economy. This has all changed since the MKSP began in 2014. She and fellow villager Udit Tirkey were selected to be their village’s community resource persons (CRPs), as a result… Read More Women taking centre field in farming
The 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) finds that air quality is the leading environmental threat to public health. Now in its twentieth year, the biennial report is produced by researchers at Yale and Columbia Universities in collaboration with the World Economic Forum. The tenth EPI report ranks 180 countries on 24 performance indicators across 10 issue categories covering… Read More 2018 Environmental Performance Index: India falls to the bottom tier