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Think Eat And Save

May 28, 2013

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Think . Eat . Save : The slogan for 2013’s World Environment Day that is celebrated on 5 June. Save Food Initiative is about ‘Zero Hunger Challenge’ of UN to sustain 7 billion people now (9 billion by 2050), as 3rd of global food production is either wasted or lost, leading to 1 out of […]

Reassuring Guarantee For The People Of India

March 9, 2012

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The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005 (MNREGA 2005) enacted by the Government of India in 34 Indian States and Union Territories aimed at enhancing the livelihood security of people in rural areas by guaranteeing 100 days of wage-employment annually to an adult member of a rural household to do unskilled manual work. […]

Adapting to Climatic Changes: Agro-pastoral communities in Himalaya

May 17, 2011

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With over 1.3 billion people living in extremely fragile ecosystem of Himalaya, its mountains provide sustenance, livelihoods and prosperity to millions of people downstream. Given the scenario of lifestyle of various communities living in far-flung areas of Himalayan Mountains, the process of development is taking its own course, which is also happening with agro-pastoral communities […]

Tender the gender…

March 14, 2011

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This is the story of consistent and persistent efforts and strategic envisioning of a women group that lead from grim situation of water and sanitation to pride and livelihood opportunities to the poor tribal villagers in one of the remote district of central India. The Bhogaikhapa is a tribal village in one of the central […]

Food and Nutritional Security in Himalayan Region-Efforts and Innovations

December 23, 2010

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One of the reports of Planning Commission of India in 2006 revealed that, the state of undernourishment of the population, one of poverty’s finer manifestations, is much higher than national average in several Indian mountain states, like-Assam, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, and Tripura. Similarly, to give an overview of the problems, a study carried […]

Climate Change and Saving Agro-Biodiversity in Himalaya

November 15, 2010

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Recently, a new report – ‘Climate Change and India: A 4×4 Assessment in India’ released by Environment Ministry of Govt. of India, that states about providing an assessment of impact of climate change by 2030s, on four key sectors of the Indian economy; Agriculture, Water, Natural Ecosystems and Biodiversity and Health, in four climate sensitive regions […]

GM Foods and Food Safety

May 14, 2008

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The supporters of GM food believe and claim that the technology can offer cheaper, safer and more nutritious food, while the crops produce higher yields with improved nutritional qualities. Opponents argue that there are still many uncertainties with GM, because there is absence of long-term safety testing and lack of practices in risk assessment and […]