Introduction to Special Economic Zones

SEZ’s (Special Economic Zones) are a geographic location within a country which represents an ideal working environment with world class infrastructure facilities and 24 X 7 working environment with flexible working hours. It offers round the clock shifts with no taxes or duties imposed on30

How to calculate carbon emissions from a fuel wood cooking stove?

Energy is one of the key indicators of sustainable development. Major portion of the population of India lives in rural areas and is heavily dependent on biomass for their daily energy needs. India derives a major part of its cooking energy needs from solid fuels30

State of the World’s Children Report- 2011

Aptly titled Adolescence- An age of opportunity, it presents the status of the most vulnerable and much neglected population, that of adolescents. The report by UNICEF mentions that India has 243 million adolescents and thus has one of the largest adolescent populations in the world.30

World map by quartiles of Human Development Index in 2011.

India is ranked at 134 out of 187 countries in terms of HDI, 2011

India is ranked at 134 out of 187 countries in terms of HDI (Human Development Index). The top countries were Norway, Australia, Netherlands, US, New Zealand (in order of rank). The HDI is an effective measure of Education, health and income parameters and lists the30

Chemical Ion Contributing to Seawater Salinity

Seawater Salinity and its effects on earth’s climate

Salinity is the saltiness or dissolved salt content of a body of water. The term salinity describes the level of different salts e.g. sodium chloride, magnesium and calcium sulphates etc dissolved in water.  Sea water has strong salinity due to its higher dissolved salts content. On an average, seawater has a salinity of about30

Glaciers in India – Are Himalayan Glaciers really melting?

Glaciers are considered to act as the sensors of climate change. Out of the 3% freshwater available on earth, 67% is stored in glaciers and ice caps. Himalayan glaciers alone supply an estimated 30-40% of the water to the Ganges which is particularly critical in the30

Shri Sunder Lal Bahuguna visits FRI campus

Shri Sunder Lal Bahuguna visited FRI campus on 20th Dec., 2011. Sunderlal Bahuguna is a noted environmentalist, Chipko movement leader. He is a follower of Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of Non-violence and Satyagraha. He also spearheaded the Tehri dam protests and repeatedly sat on fasts and30

Nainital_Sustainable tourism

Sustainable tourism – A case study of Nainital,Uttarakhand

Tourists definitely play an important role in a region’s economy as they bring a net inflow of money. There are examples of regions which are dependent solely on tourists for driving their economy. To minimize the negative impacts and pollution that results due to rigorous30