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Image source: Aditi Priya

We wait throughout the year to celebrate Diwali, but these clay workers in Bihar wait for it to earn a respectful amount of money.
chandertal lake himachal pradesh
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Banning loud music and cooking in the higher reaches can go a long way in maintaining the fragile ecosystem.
Diwali crackers
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The voice of reasoning may not have sunk in, but the poison released by crackers probably has.
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National Green Tribunal upholds move by state pollution control board to cap noise level limit at 90 decibels.
Diwali crackers
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Trends in air quality data show that the level of pollutants in the National Capital Region go up each year, with the bursting of firecrackers on Diwali.
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These photos show the relation modern technology has in complementing the traditional disaster risk reduction methods of the Mishing community.
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Mulai Kathoni is often regarded as the world’s only human-made forest created by Jadav Payeng, a local resident.
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A new book recounts the intimate experiences of prominent writers with elephants. Here are a few exclusive excerpts.
chana-dal pulses

Despite being the largest producer of pulses in the world, India is importing around 3.5 million tons annually on an average to meet consumption needs.
namami ganga animation video
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A budget of Rs 20,000 crore, 10 times that of the previous programmes, was allotted to rejuvenate the Ganga.
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Not only our daily activities but our modern practices during holy festivals contribute no less to the deterioration of the environment.
Cochin-airport

Kochi achieved a major environmental milestone last August by becoming the first Airport in the world to be completely powered by Solar Energy.
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Right To Information cannot be the panacea to our problems if we do not re-evaluate our relationship with the state.
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Famines and pestilence have been part of Indian farmers' predicament, however now it is something much more modern and sinister-Genetically Modified Crops.
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In the last one year, the issue of mental health in India has been put on the back-burner.
Elephant

Not only in festivals in India, but also as part of wildlife tourism in Southern Africa, elephants have been treated as a source of entertainment.
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Jack Sim speaks about India’s sanitation challenge and his plan to start a toilet college in Andhra Pradesh.
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Reports suggest that 63.4% of greenhouse gas emissions in India are due to the livestock industry.
assam flood rehabilitation
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The state has lost more than 7 percent of its area to erosion because of floods. The result: thousands of displaced people in makeshift camps across Assam.
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One year after Swacch Bharat, India is still plagued with problems. Can we really call this a success?
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Citing fundamental right to life, parents make their children as litigants in a first-of-its-kind PIL against the use of firecrackers during festivals.
sustainable energy

Energy-efficient measures, crowd-funding for start-ups are some of the innovative ways for Urban India to sustain its growing energy demand and population.

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