Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Categories for Eco-Watch

  • Plastic on the green menu

    March 23, 2019 9:41 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    Plastic or non-biodegradable waste can prove to be highly fatal for terrestrial or land-based ecosystems as well as marine ones. While the impacts of non-biodegradable waste or plastic waste on the marine ecosystems have been extensively researched, its impact on... View Article

  • What’s killing the Ganga?

    March 12, 2019 3:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    An eternal life free of sins” is the promise that comes attached with the magnificent occasion of Kumbh Mela. The 2019 Ardh Kumbh that takes place once in six years is just around the corner. Starting January 15, crores of... View Article

  • Manual scavengers get under-reported

    January 27, 2019 3:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    States resort to under-reporting of manual scavengers in the final verification stage The Centre has identified 54,929 people across 170 selected districts as manual scavengers. The state governments, however, have confirmed the involvement of only 25,015 people in the job... View Article

  • No water in the rice bowl

    January 10, 2019 2:49 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Nikhil Bagdi has attempted suicide twice in the past one month. Fortunately, his neighbours came to his rescue whenever he tried to end his life by hanging from the ceiling of his room. Nikhil lives in Serorai village of Bardhaman... View Article

  • A future without water?

    December 28, 2018 12:13 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Sikri is a small village that lies 65 km north-west of Bharatpur on the Alwar road. The village used to depend on a traditional irrigation system that assured water throughout the year. A local saying related to the water availability... View Article

  • The paradox of India’s water problems

    November 30, 2018 12:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    The 2018 floods in the Indian state of Kerala highlight an enduring paradox within the country’s water problems. Even as some parts of the country dealt with water scarcity, the monsoon rains wreaked havoc and caused a flooding disaster that... View Article

  • Antibiotic use in livestock and superbug risk

    November 15, 2018 11:41 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is on the rise globally with the threat more severe in developing countries such as India. Antimicrobial resistance occurs when bacteria develop the ability to withstand the drugs (antibiotics) designed to kill them. This happens due to... View Article

  • Why floodplains  need to be protected

    November 2, 2018 2:56 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    The Kerala flood of 2018 was 30 percent less intense than that of 1924 deluge, the biggest in Kerala’s history. Yet it caused a huge loss of lives, property and infrastructure. Swollen rivers ruptured their banks and floodwaters gushed through... View Article

  • Footwear industry pollutes,  villagers put their foot down

    October 21, 2018 1:05 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    As per the regional plan 2021 chalked out by the national capital regional planning board in 2005, Bahadurgarh, a small town in Haryana is a part of the Delhi metropolitan area. The town, located in Jhajjar district, is growing at... View Article

  • Simplifying  defluoridation

    September 21, 2018 5:44 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Estimates suggest that about 10 million Indians are affected by fluorosis, a sickness associated with the consumption of increased concentrations of fluoride, mostly through water. Bones get weakened due to excessive accumulation of fluoride in them which results in increased... View Article