Crop residue burning in North India affects rest of India too: study

Crop residue burning in Punjab and Haryana is often blamed for worsening air quality in the Delhi National Capital Region. Now a new study by scientists working in the US and India has found that impact of crop residue burning in the Northwest region can spread as far as central and southern states – Maharashtra,… Read More Crop residue burning in North India affects rest of India too: study

2018 Environmental Performance Index: India falls to the bottom tier

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

Groundwater storage up in parts of India, says study

Positive confirmation on the replenishment of groundwater storage at a regional scale has been reported by a research team from IIT Kharagpur in collaboration with NASA scientists. Groundwater rejuvenation in parts of India was influenced by water-policy change implementation, the research suggests. The research reported by Nature Scientific Report in August 2017 comes as a… Read More Groundwater storage up in parts of India, says study

Shifting cultivation under threat

A study by SPWD on ‘Environmental, social and health implications of shifting cultivation’ points to the risk faced by the rich agro-biodiverse systems of the shifting cultivation lands in Odisha and Chhattisgarh. The study looked at shifting cultivation practices by two Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) in two districts and confirms the distinctiveness of shifting… Read More Shifting cultivation under threat