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WOMEN IN PANCHAYAT Green rating system for schools

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ECOSYSTEM INTERVENTION Big cat conservation

At the turn of the 20th century, there were estimatedly 40,000 tigers in India. Today the figure stands at 1,706. Clearly, the big cats roaming the country’s 81,881 sq km of tiger habitat are in need of urgent attention.

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ECOSYSTEM INTERVENTION The lost villages of ranthambore

The decision to establish ‘inviolate spaces’ for tigers has resulted in the relocation of villages located in the core areas of the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. The study throws light on the fragmented lives of the villagers and raises questions about the necessity of relocation.

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ECOSYSTEM INTERVENTION Niyam dongar

Breaking away from tradition, The Other Hundred, a photo-book project, tells stories of a 100 people who are not rich or famous, but deserve to be celebrated for their extraordinary lives.

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WATER TRANSPORT Waterways of Asia

Although a safe and energy efficient mode of transport, waterways still remain underdeveloped.

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TOXIC INDIA Mercury poisoning

Mercury is poisonous in any form. Neurological and behavioural disorders may be observed after inhalation, ingestion or dermal exposure of different mercury compounds.

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TOXIC INDIA The CFL conundrum

Though CFLs consume a fifth of the energy required by incandescent lamps, they contain highly toxic mercury. The absence of fixed standards for mercury content and the lack of disposal norms, even a decade after CFLs were introduced in India, mean there are huge quantities of mercury lying in our waste, seeping into our atmosphere and entering our food chain.

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TOXIC INDIA Lead with LED

LEDs consume less energy, have better light quality and are robust. Once the drawbacks - high cost and photobiological effect - are resolved, they may allow the phase out of mercury-containing CFLs.

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AGRICULTURE पारिस्थितिकी और पर्यावरण

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