The Sikkim government has launched a massive initiative to revive and restore dying natural springs to address the water problem, especially in the rural areas. It has led to a 15 per cent enhancement in spring discharges.

Through the initiative called Dhara Vikas, the government has sucessfully revived 50 springs and four lakes in 20 drought–prone Gram Panchayats, a senior Sikkim government official said.

Greenhouse gases (GHGs) and other pollutants are negative externalities imposing an external cost on the entire society and not just on the individuals who consume a certain product. Though India does not have an obligation to reduce the emissions of GHGs, it is important for Indian States to adopt a sustainable growth path.

V. S. Vijayan, member, Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP), has said that it was evident that vested interests were behind those opposing the Madhav Gadgil report.

A study of climate policy integration in the state action plans on climate change - A presentation by Anshu Ogra at the 4th National Research Conference on Climate Change, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras,
October 26-27, 2013.

Himachal is among the four states selected for the implementation of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded innovative pilot project under the new global mechanism of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation of Forests (REDD) Plus to combat climate change.

The state is flouting every law and risking the future of its people to allow dubious private players a free run, says Jay Mazoomdaar.

A 5.7 magnitude earthquake, with its epicenter in Gangtok, Sikkim, hit the area at 11:57 am on Thursday, sending shocks throughout eastern Nepal.

An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale shook Sikkim and adjoining areas on Thursday, causing panic, officials said. There were no reports of damage or casualties.

Sikkim could be in for a Goa-like scam of environmental violations with several hydroelectric projects coming up on the Teesta river basin without mandatory wildlife clearance, flouting Supreme Cou

A report from Gangtok in Sikkim said some buildings had developed cracks and people were out on the streets

An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter Scale jolted Sikkim today, Regional Seismological Centre sources said here. The epicentre of the quake that struck at 11.43 AM was at a place in Sikkim whose latitude and longitude were 27.4 degree N and 88.5 degree E respectively, the sources said.

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