NASA reveals that air pollution over China has gone down since the coronavirus outbreak

A recent satellite image released by NASA shows that there is a dramatic fall in pollution over China due to the outbreak of coronavirus. The reduction in NO2 pollution was first visible near Wuhan, the city at the center of the COVID-19 outbreak in China, according to NASA scientists, but eventually spread across the country. […]

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What is Atal Bhujal Yojana?

The per capita water availability in the country is reducing due to the increase in population. The average annual per capita water availability in the years 2001 and 2011 was assessed as 1816 cubic meters and 1545 cubic meters respectively which may further reduce to 1486 cubic meters, 1367 cubic meters, 1282 cubic meters and […]

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CAG has found loopholes in the way environment safety is managed by Coal India Limited

India’s coal production has been under fire for being a polluting source of energy generation and in some cases, not adhering to environmental safeguards. Giving credence to this charge, the latest report by India’s Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has found loopholes in the way environment safety is managed by Coal India Limited (CIL) and its subsidiaries […]

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Schemes for Installation and Use of Solar Energy Systems in Rural and Urban areas

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) Coverage (a) Component-A: 10 GW Installation of Renewable power plants (incl. solar) up to 2 MW capacity on barren/agriculture land. (b) Component-B: Installation of 17.5 lakh standalone solar pumps up to 7.5 HP capacity each for irrigation purpose (c) Component-C: Solarization of 10 lakh existing agricultural […]

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Permaculture: A solution in disguise?

At this moment, we are all witness to environmental degradation and widespread pollution. We are also witnessing the rapid disruption and alteration within our planet’s biosphere. The biosphere, which is very resilient, can absorb a finite amount of damage in a finite frame of time, but not an infinite amount. Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW), global […]

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Gangetic dolphins facing noise pollution

India’s Ganga is a noisy river. There’s the churning of sediment, the hums, grunts and growls of fishes and turtles. There are the cacophonous stretches of cities and industries breathing and dumping their waste into the river. Then there’s the constant din of boats and ships, and the clamor of heavy machinery dredging the riverbed. […]

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