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Sep 18, 2017
Kashmir's agricultural fields and wetlands are falling prey to large-scale urbanisationKashmir is losing its prime agricultural land and wetlands to rapid urbanisation and faulty land-use, according to a December 2016 state policy document on land use.
May 23, 2017
GM mustard row: RSS-affiliate writes to Narendra Modi, calls it 'unscientific and toxic'RSS' economic wing Swadeshi Jagran Manch has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him not to introduce "unscientific, toxic and anti-bio diversity GM mustard" in the country in the haste, as it would "prove detrimental to public health."
May 22, 2017
Environment ministry will address contentious issues in "scientific" manner: Harsh VardhanUnion minister Harsh Vardhan discussed the challenges India faces after taking charge as environment minister following the death of Anil Madhav Dave last week
May 14, 2017
Govt expedition discovers encouraging signs of aquatic life in river GangaThe Centre has stumbled upon a few encouraging nuggets while studying the Ganga, with the discovery of a flourishing aquatic life in a single stretch of the river, considered one of the most polluted in the world.
May 13, 2017
GM mustard gets go-ahead: Scientist Vandana Shiva calls move 'fraud perpetrated on nation'Condemning the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee's (GEAC) decision to allow herbicide tolerant Bayer’s GM mustard, scientist and environmentalist Dr Vandana Shiva, has sent out the call across India to intensify resistance to genetically modified (GM) mustard and "the hijack of our food by the Monsanto and Bayer."
Nov 06, 2016
Harmonise global laws on conservation of agro-biodiversity: PM Narendra ModiExpressing concern over extinction of some plant and animal species, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said global laws on conservation of agro-biodiversity should be harmonised in a way that they do not hamper growth of the agriculture sector in developing nations.
Oct 21, 2016
Bird flu scare in Delhi: Govt makes health certificate mandatory for poultry transported to marketIn a bid to check spread of bird flu, the Delhi government has made health certificate mandatory for poultry transported to the Ghazipur poultry market, Animal Husbandry Minister Gopal Rai said on Friday.
Oct 20, 2016
Bird flu scare in Delhi, zoo shuts down until further noticeAround 8 water birds and a few ducks and pelicans were reported to have been affected by bird flu, causing Delhi zoo's temporary shutdown.
Jun 30, 2016
Fresh off the farm: Why Priya Salvi gave up her urban life for sustainable agricultureAn expert on solid waste management, Priya Salvi gave up her life in Mumbai to take up sustainable agriculture in Done village in Maharashtra
Jun 08, 2016
Neeri to study Ganga's medicinal values: Uma BhartiThe National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (Neeri) will evaluate the "medicinal values" of river Ganga.