There is no denying the fact that plastic has become an increasingly unmanageable menace that is literally choking our planet. While governments across the globe, including the Union Govt. of India, are striving hard to introduce a slew of policy measures to contain this menace, getting rid of the ubiquitous plastic is easier said than done.
Continue reading “Banning Single-use Plastic – A Silver Bullet To End India’s Plastic Menace?”
In another pioneering move, NCDEX e Markets Ltd. (NeML) has developed the world’s first Emissions Permit Trading System (EPTS) for suspended particulate matter for Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) to tackle industrial air pollution in the state of Gujarat, thus doing its bit to reduce air pollution in the country.
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In the monsoon season, talking about water scarcity may look out of place. However, the truth is that we are facing a stark reality in the form of an acute water crisis in India and this situation is only going to intensify in the coming years. Continue reading “Looking beyond water-intensive crops to address India’s water crisis – Part 2”
The clamor for discouraging farmers from growing water-intensive crops like Paddy, Cotton, and Sugarcane in water-starved areas has increased recently. While this is a valid demand considering the alarming water crisis India faces, merely growing less water-intensive crops is not the solution to India’s water woes.
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As India’s first woman Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman presented her maiden Union Budget for FY 2019-20 yesterday (5th July).
Continue reading “Union Budget 2019: Key Highlights for Indian Agriculture”