Finding an “alarming picture” on the farm front with over 2/3 of landholdings of households in the country are of one or less than that hectare extent and the government credit not penetrating to them and bearing a high level of indebtedness with little access to good farming practices, an ASSOCHAM study has revealed. The study released on “Farm Structure Reform: Structural Changes on Farm Size Needed for further successes in Rural Front” says that there was a strong case for them to be collectively farmed either through corporate type or cooperative pooling of land.

One in 10 school going children between the age of 13-16 yrs are overweight which increases risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) by over 35%, according to a recent survey conducted by ASSOCHAM Social Development foundation on the occasion of ‘World Heart day’ on 29 September.

The survey was conducted in 25 private and public school in Delhi and the National Capital Region among 3,000 children. Many children develop lifestyle diseases, due to this drastic change in lifestyle and eating habits is the need of hour to tackle the alarming situation, reveals the ASSOCHAM paper.

US acquires lion’s share in dumping e-waste in India: Study

Delhi-NCR is emerging as the world’s dumping yard for e-waste and likely to generate to an extent of 95,000 metric tonnes (MT) per annum by 2017 from the current level 55,000 metric tonnes per annum growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 25%, revealed a just-concluded ASSOCHAM study.

Over 4.5 lakhs child labours engaged in various e-waste activities in India: ASSOCHAM study; India’s capital produces 67,000 MT of electronic waste a year.

In India, about 4.5 lakhs child labours between the age group of 10-14 are observed to be engaged in various e-waste (electronic waste) activities, without adequate protection and safeguards in various yards and recycling workshops, according to the ASSOCHAM recent study on ‘Earth Day’ (April 22).

Due to demanding schedules, high stress levels and performance linked perquisites in private sectors, nearly 85% of employees in private sectors are afflicted to life-style, chronic diseases and acute ailment than the government employees ranging below 8%, according to a recent survey conducted by ASSOCHAM on the occasion of ‘World Health day’.