Historically, environment protection is part of our culture and tradition. During this Republic Day let us remind ourselves of the fundamental duties and rights we have as citizens and strive to strengthen these further with a focus on the preservation of nature.
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Our daily efforts to save energy not only reduce our energy bills, but also let our country achieve international goals for the reduction of GHG emissions, reduce fossil fuel usage, and provide a wide range of benefits to the society. "If we save today, we shall survive tomorrow".
This National Energy Conservation Day, let's all take a pledge to conserve energy! Let's rethink how we use electricity! We pledge to replace our old appliances with energy-efficient ones, switch off unnecessary appliances, to reduce our overall energy consumption!
Saroja S shares insights on why food safety and access to healthier diets is a key issue for consumer advocates in India, and calls for globally harmonised standards to protect consumers.
According to FAO, sustainable soil management methods, such as composting, are crucial for managing soil health and biodiversity. This leads to better crop nutrition, natural water filtration and reduction of CO2 emissions and other GHGs, thus helping mitigate climate change.
Annually, 1040 million cubic meter water is used for ash disposal at coal-fired plants and 6,100 lakh cubic metre of water is pumped out from the mines in India which leads to contamination of local water bodies due to heavy metals from fly ash and toxic mine drainage.
India had updated land restoration target from 21 million ha to 26 million ha by 2030, in the UNCCD #COP-14 in September 2019. 40,000 ha of land is being currently used for coal ash disposal in India and shifting to a cleaner source of energy will help achieve this target.
PLF of coal-fired power plants is going down and coal consumption is rising to meet power generation in India, so is air pollution and health problems due to emission of toxic pollutants. Do we still need more coal-fired power generation when we have green alternatives?
This report was launched during 2020 Global Week for Action on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) from 7 to 13 September. This year's theme is accountability to ensure that commitments made by governments, policy makers, industries, academia, and civil society become a reality. The REPLACE action package provides a strategic approach to eliminating industrially-produced trans fatfrom national food supplies, with the goal of global elimination by 2023.