The State considers industrial growth as a means to mitigate poverty and unemployment. Industrial development promotes higher capital formation; raises wage incomes to higher levels; and absorbs surplus workforce, bottled up in rural areas, to industry. To realize these benefits and hasten up the socio-economic changes, industrial development is accorded top priority by the State government.
This new report highlights the potential benefits of adopting System of Rice Intensification (SRI) type practices in countries including India. Says that significance of SRI lies not only in enabling increased yields with less water, but in the basket of associated social and environmental benefits. It is based on the experiences of Africare, Oxfam America and WWF in African Sahel, Southeast Asia, and India.
Wetlands which face several anthropogenic and other threats are complex ecosystems providing substantial benefits to human society. This paper is an attempt to understand the ecological and economic importance as well as the associated property rights issues of wetlands in general and the Kole wetlands in Thrissur, Kerala in particular.
This first its kind assessment of forest wealth in Andhra Pradesh by the state forest department provides information on not only the growing stock but also on regeneration status, bamboo occurrence needed for silvicultural management of the forests.
Slippage is one of the main bottlenecks of achieving full coverage of water and sanitation services in India. Slippage is the term often used to reflect unsustainable service delivery of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services, especially in rural areas. Off late
slippage is attracting attention at the policy level though slippage is as old as the coverage of water supply services.
This document contains the presentation by S. Masood Ahmad on impact of climate change on hard corals of Lakshadweep islands, presented at National climate research conference, IIT Delhi, March 5-6, 2010.
The State of Andhra had a number of firsts to its credit. It was alphabetically the first. It was recommended by the JVP (Jawaharlal, Vallabhai, Pattabhi) Committee, but rejected by a Cabinet headed by Jawaharlal, where Vallabhai was the Home Minister. It was conceded due to the first Fast Unto Death that really resulted in death!
The existing Environmental Impact Assessment manual of MoEF is common for all the sectors requiring prior environmental clearance. Considering the diversity in all the sectors related to infrastructure and industrial development, MoEF launched a programme for development of sector specific EIA guidance manual. The EIA guidance manual will help the project proponent
The existing manual on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of MoEF, is common for all the sectors requiring prior environmental clearance. Considering the diversity in all sectors related to infrastructure and industrial development projects, MoEF launched a program for development of sector specific technical EIA guidance manuals.