High Altitude Lake: Nachiketa Tal

The aquatic ecosystems are extremely important to mankind as they have several uses including drinking water supply, irrigation, navigation, recreation etc. and also serve as sources of organic productivity. Water may be stagnant in the form of lakes, ponds, pools etc. Lakes are naturally formed due to depressions on the earth surface that become filled…

A test of the Janzen-Connell hypothesis on Syzygium cumini seedlings infected by fungal pathogens in the Dry Deciduous Forest of Mudumalai Tiger Reserve

Almost 4 decades ago Janzen(1970) and Connell(1971) proposed that one of the key factors in maintaining high tropical tree species diversity was played by the various host-specific seed and seedling predators, herbivores and pathogens. They predicted inexplicably high mortality of seed and seedlings close to the parent tree because of these natural enemies. Connell expected…

Indian Monsoon

The Indian Monsoon

Monsoon is a season of joy for many because monsoons provide relief from the sultry hot summer and lead the way for greenery all around us. Monsoons are very important for farmers as well as this is the season which determines how successful a crop will be. Let’s find out more about the monsoons in…

Green Clean Guide wishes its user’s a very happy World Ocean’s Day 2011

Brief history of celebrations- World Ocean’s Day had initially been celebrated each year since 1992 (the year of the Earth Summit) but was officially recognised by the United Nations in 2008. Since then, it has seen global celebrations each year. The World Oceans Day 2011- 2012 theme is Youth: the Next Wave for Change. UN…

Environment

Green Clean Guide wishes its readers a very Green and Clean Environment Day

The world environment day is celebrated every year on the fifth of June. In its essence, it helps in stimulating and addressing concerns for the environment advocating public and political action for the protection of our environment. The United Nations Conference on Environment began on the fifth of June and since then, it has been…

National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency

The National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) outlines eight missions including National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE). NMEEE operates under the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), a statutory body under Ministry of Power, Government of India. NMEEE is an integrated approach for climate change mitigation through energy efficiency measures. The Prime Minister’s Council…

State wise CFA and Capacity of Off-Grid solar installations under the JNNSM (2010-11)

To encourage and promote sustainable development in the energy sector, Government of India launched Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission in 2010.  For meeting the targets set in the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) for Phase-I, Government of India is promoting off-grid applications of solar energy (both SPV and Solar Thermal) off-grid application includes home lighting…

The Sun is bright in Gujarat

Started with Solar Power Policy (2009), Government of Gujarat has shown keen interest in harnessing Solar Energy. The state of Gujarat shown significant leadership in industrial development and now it is on the verge of becoming highest solar energy harnessing state in the country. The state is blessed with high solar radiation (Min 300 clear-sky…