The forest and tree cover in the country has gone up by 2,261 square kms in the last two years, according to the latest edition of India’s State of Forest Report (ISFR).
India scores high on climate change and renewable energy, but sinks on climate risk and air quality rankings
In the middle of the eco-friendly habitat, residents have woken up to a shock of the construction of a Crownway road which threatens to damage the ambience of Auroville - a quaint experiment of Human Unity.
World Soil Day holds an important place in the preservation of our environment. On December 5th 2014, 7 years ago, this was celebrated first. This year's theme is, 'Halt soil salinization, boost soil productivity'.
The Rarang village in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district has taken a decision to boycott bypolls scheduled on October 30.
They are using Potash Alum, a household compound. An idol of 1.5-2 feet using it can be made at a minimal cost of just Rs. 3.
The Kishenganga Project left the historically rich ‘Dard-Shin’ tribe of Gurez valley devoid of their land, identity, culture and livelihood. Now, they are facing an existential threat as fears of avalanche and other natural disasters loom large in their minds.
'No means, No' is a powerful slogan coined by the locals in Kinnaur supported by some social and environmental groups to stop sanctioning of any new hydel projects, almost on the lines of Uttarakhand’s famous “Chipko anadolan” – a mass movement to save the forests there .
Time is running out. India must revisit its spiritual roots to discover its own form of environmentalism
Kinnaur is already identified as a high landslide and disaster-prone zone. And yet it is the hub of intense construction activity like hydropower and massive land-use changes.
The 'development' project has made the locals and the stakeholders concerned about the fragile ecosystem of the area as the Western Himalayan belt is attributed to high conservation importance.
The state administration informed the Kerala High Court on Wednesday that a mafia was involved in tree felling and that what was uncovered in the probe was only the tip of the iceberg.
The new report revealed that India's rank was 115 last year and dropped by two places primarily because of major challenges like ending hunger and achieving food security.
In Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district, late AD Negi planted 30,000 trees, turning nearly 70 hectares of parched soil into a breathtaking green patch.
The unsystematic practice of Jhum with complete disregard for traditional ethics poses a grave threat to restoring the ecosystem of the land.
Mattias Frumerie shares with Outlook’s Lola Nayar how carbon taxes and stimulus can play a significant role in shaping India's green recovery.
The Delhi High Court in its Friday order said, 'It appears the suit was for publicity. Juhi Chawla circulated the link of the hearing on social media.'
Demand of diary has paved the way for plant-based dairy products and other milk alternatives
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.