GROWING piles of garbage in the mountains have led the Himalayan Environment Trust to release a code of conduct for climbers. With the rise in the number of Himalayan expeditions, Jarge

THE GARBAGE heaps of Kathmandu, which rise in ugly mounds against the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayan ranges, tell a story -- a story of blind, lopsided, urban growth in one of the poorest

That is what Lata Srikhande, a Pune housewife, did to solve her domestic waste disposal problems. Now her neighbourhood is following suit

As the world wakes up to to the crisis of Ocean Plastic, India plans on a complete ban on single use plastic by 2022. Times Now looks at how India is planning to fight the plastic epidemic.

प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने सिंगल यूज प्लास्टिक के इस्तेमाल करने को कम करने के की लोगों से अपील की है. उन्होंने रेलवे, एयरपोर्ट और ऑफिस दफ्तरों से इसका कम से कम या नहीं करने की अपील की है. इस संबंध में जागरुकता फैलाने के लिए पीएम मोदी ने बनारस में 700 प्रधानों को चिट्ठी लिखी है.ये फैसला अच्छा है लेकिन सवाल उठता है कि इस चुनौती से निपटने के लिए हमारा समाज और लोग कितने तैयार हैं?

An important announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday on the need to ban single-use plastic was made at a global convention to combat climate change and desertification. The stark reality of sudden, unpredictable climactic events is upon the world, and it's time to work to save the planet. This is no exaggeration, says environment researcher Sunita Narayan as she discusses the threats the world faces due to climate change, intense rain, heat events, dust storms and depletion of groundwater.

On his Independence Day address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a movement to make India free of single-use plastic, beginning on Gandhi Jayanti, which falls on October 2. However, plastic is everywhere and shopkeepers and customers continue to depend on single-use plastic. Is the target of a full ban on single-use plastic too high, or it can be achieved? Across the country responsible citizens are working on their individual capacity not to use such plastic and spread awareness.

This Independence Day on Urban Reality, we put the spotlight on one of the largest cleanliness drives in the world-Swachh Bharat Mission.

World Environment Day. Time 18:55 to 43:15

Why isn't environment becoming an election issue despite growing awareness among people about pollution and depleting natural resources? Ravish Kumar says that as he travelled across Delhi, Haryana, UP and Bihar during his road shows highlighting concerns of voters, one thing that was common was the scarcity of clean drinking water, depleting green cover and polluted air. Also on the show, Sunita Narain, Director, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) says that our municipalities haven't been empowered to find solutions for waste disposal.