Online accounting system to check illegal mining

The government is planning to put in place an online system by December for mandatory registration of all minerals-related transactions in the country. “We are going to introduce an end-to-end accounting system by the end of this year for all mineral transactions including mining, selling,30

Carbon Footprint Calculation- A small introduction of ISO 14064

A carbon footprint is the total sum of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by an organization, event, product or person.  As we are aware, the increasing concentration of GHGs in the atmosphere can accelerate climate change and global warming, it is very necessary to measure these emissions from our30

Analysis of CDM projects in Indian agriculture sector

Agriculture is one of the biggest contributors to our GDP and can easily take advantage of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) under the Kyoto Protocol to earn carbon credits and generate an additional revenue source. This market based mechanism allows developed countries to meet their30

The French-Indian satellite Megha-Tropiques

Megha Tropiques (Megha means cloud and Tropiques is tropics in French) is the new satellite that is a joint project between India and France. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and French Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) have collaborated on the project. It will help to30

Separate ministry for Himalayas?

A group of environmentalists have suggested that a separate ministry be set up for the Himalayan region. Noted environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna said, ‘The disturbances in the Himalayas is not a concern for the Himalayan communities alone. Conserving the pristine Himalayas should be the responsibility of30

Suzlon

Palakkad adivasis to get a share of profits of SUZLON

The Kerala government has decided to share profits with the Palakkad adivasis of Kerala. Suzlon had erected windmills and according to allegations had usurped land from the adivasis. There is some uncertainty regarding the actual land in dispute.  Chief minister Oomen Chandy said, “The ownership30

Millennium Development Goals

Millennium Development Goals – Indian perspective

In the historic year of 2000, 189 nations pledged in the form of eight ‘Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)’ to help people to overcome extreme poverty and multiple deprivations. MDGs are set to be achieved by 2015 and are most strategically designed, broadly supported, comprehensive and30