Farmers in the North West Himalayan region generally practise rainfed agriculture and have very limited scope for irrigation. Water scarcity is a major constraint for crop production in these areas. This problem exacerbates further during the Rabi season where vagaries of winter rain result in complete crop failure.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Prasoon Kumar Vs Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board & Others dated 28/11/2017 regarding the closure directions issued by the closure directions issued by Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board against the chemical industry of Prasoon Kumar under Section 33 (A) of Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974.

Residential solid biomass cookstoves are important sources of aerosol emissions in India. Cookstove emissions rates are largely based on laboratory experiments conducted using the standard water-boiling test, but real-world emissions are often higher owing to different stove designs, fuels, and cooking methods. Constraining mass emissions factors (EFs) for prevalent cookstoves is important because they serve as inputs to bottom-up emissions inventories used to evaluate health and climate impacts.

PM2.5 concentrations were measured in residential indoor environment in slums of central India during 2012–2013. In addition, a suite of chemical components including metals (Al, K, Ca, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Cd, Pb, Mo, Se, Sb, Na, Mg, K and Hg), ions (Na+, Mg2+, K+, Ca2+, F−, Cl−, NH4+, NO3− and SO42−) and carbon (OC and EC) were analyzed for all samples. Indoor PM2.5 concentrations were found to be several folds higher than the 24-h national ambient air quality standard (60 µg/m3) for PM2.5 in India, and the concentrations were found to vary from season to season.

As many as 18 builders and owners of seven industrial units in Raipur district would now face action for not complying with the Raipur district administration’s order of installing rain water harve

Two farmers committed suicide in Chhattisgarh in the past four days.

The State Forest Department will observe Wildlife Conservation Week from October 2 to 8 on the occasion of Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary.

RAIPUR: About 400 confirmed cases of dengue have been reported from Chhattisgarh since January this year. No casualty has been reported.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Rajendra Shankar Shukla & Others Vs State of Chhattisgarh & Others dated 29/07/2015 regarding the validity of the Town Development Scheme, namely, ‘Kamal Vihar Township Development Scheme No. 4' in Chhattisgarh.

NEW DELHI: China’s dirty air often grabs global headlines with photos of its cities swathed in smog.

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