User: tushargupta101 Topic: Water
Category: Management-Approaches :: Conservation
Last updated: May 23 2017 01:48 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Leopard, cubs sighted in Amaravathi forest range 23.5.2017 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
Conservation measures such as creation of water troughs pay off
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Efforts to save jowar diversity 22.5.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Madivalappa Totagi, an organic farmer based in Mugad village near Dharwad, is known for his innovative approach and eco-friendly farming methods. This year, his experiment reached a new level with the cultivation of 20 heritage jowar varieties. The seeds of variety conservation were sown in his mind when he met seed saviour Shankar Langti from Khanapur in Belagavi district. Shankar, has formed a farmers' group in his village, Gundenatti, and has been conserving several traditional crops. Shankar informed Madivalappa about the necessity of growing different heritage varieties with an aim to conserve and propagate them. Motivated by his words and work, Madivalappa decided to grow 20 different varieties in Rabi season instead of a single native variety. Others in the village were apprehensive about the success of the experiment due to the scarcity of water and tried to discourage him. But nothing could stop Madivalappa. He sowed the seeds of 20 varieties in two acres area in December 2016. Fortunately, it ...
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In troubled waters 22.5.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
For centuries, people in India have known the stories of the 12 incarnations of Lord Vishnu including the Kurma (turtle) avatar. It is believed that this avatar helped the devas and the asuras churn out the amrut or life giving nectar from the ocean. In the scientific world, while there is little place for such mythological fiction, it is not wrong to assume that the turtles of our natural world are an important agent of life that are helping pass on crucial nutrients from the oceans to the lands. Because of their unusual life cycles, turtles spend their life in the seas but come on the shores for nesting and breeding thus enriching the energy-poor habitats on land such as the sandy beaches with marine nutrients. This simple ecological service by the turtles has been crucial in shaping the coastline of the country including that of Karnataka. And yet, the winds of change bring with themselves destruction, fragmentation and threats of poaching to the turtles, making it more and more difficult for them to ...
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Modi advocates Kandla Port be renamed Deendayal Port (Lead, changing dateline) 22.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday suggested that the Kandla Port Trust in Gujarat should be rechristened Deen Dayal Port Trust Kandla, commemorate the birth centenary year of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, founder of Jana Sangh, predecessor of BJP.
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PM inaugurates Pumping Station at Bhachau; Narmada Waters released for Tappar dam 22.5.2017 Govt of india: PIB
PM inaugurates Pumping Station at Bhachau; Narmada Waters released for Tappar dam
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Harsh Vardhan assumes additional charge of Environment Ministry 22.5.2017 Latest News
Involvement of the people is crucial for protection and conservation of environment, he said
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Harsh Vardhan takes charge as new Environment Minister 22.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Union Science Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday took charge of the Environment Ministry -- an additional portfolio allotted to him following the sudden demise of previous incumbent Anil Madhav Dave last week.
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Agra residents protest lack of safe drinking water 21.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The city of the Taj continues to face a severe drinking water crisis, 24 years after a grim water tragedy claimed 21 lives and sent over 250 persons to hospital. Activists say the Yamuna now has been reduced to a sewage canal.
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Officials who exploit farmers won't be spared: UP CM Yogi Adityanath 21.5.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Instructed the officials to complete the process of purchasing of wheat from farmers by June 15
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Untapped Eco-Mine tourism has lots of potential 20.5.2017 New Kerala: Maharashtra
Untapped Eco-Mine tourism has lots of potential
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Indira Gandhi, the environmentalist 20.5.2017 Hindu: Home
A first detailed study of the former Indian prime minister, infamous for imposing the Emergency, as a naturalist
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Punjab Governor plants saplings as tribute to Dave 19.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
As a tribute to Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave, who passed away on Thursday, Governor V.P. Singh Badnore on Friday planted saplings in the premises of Punjab Raj Bhavan.
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NABARD to fund dredging of tanks 19.5.2017 Hindu: Tiruchirapalli
The plan has been mooted in the wake of the ‘kudimaramathu’ scheme
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Chitale Committee recommends several measures for Desiltation of Ganga 19.5.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Chitale committee on Desiltation of Ganga has recommended a slew of measures which include study of reach wise sediment transport processes along with establishing annual sediment budgets to guide de-silting activities,
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Anil Madhav Dave's last rites held on Narmada bank in Madhya Pradesh; political leaders attend 19.5.2017 Zee News : States
Born on July 06, 1956 at Barnagar in Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain district, Anil Madhav Dave, a bachelor, used to live in 'Nadi Ka Ghar' whenever he was in Bhopal.
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Anil Madhav Dave's funeral to be held on Narmada bank in Madhya Pradesh today; PM Narendra Modi will attend 19.5.2017 Zee News : States
Born on July 06, 1956 at Barnagar in Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain district, Anil Madhav Dave, a bachelor, used to live in 'Nadi Ka Ghar' whenever he was in Bhopal.
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Desilting Ganga not a political issue: Nitish 19.5.2017 TOI: Patna
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Plant a tree if you loved me: Dave in his will 18.5.2017 TOI: Home
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50 sea turtles released ahead of Endangered Species Day 18.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Abu Dhabi, May 18 (IANS/WAM) At least 50 critically endangered turtles were released by the Environment Agency of Abu Dhabi (EAD) in collaboration with the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project (DTRP) ahead of Endangered Species Day on Friday.
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Pall of gloom descends at Anil Madhav Dave's home in MP; 2-day state mourning 18.5.2017 Zee News : States
 The sudden death of Union minister Anil Madhav Dave came as a shock to the people of Madhya Pradesh, who started flocking at 'Nadi ka ghar' (house of river), his residence here.
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