Tag Archives: World Environment Day

A Day With River Dolphins Of Kulsi

Kavita Saharia, a passionate blogger who writes about North Eastern India, shared this beautiful article on river dolphins from her personal blog. Happy World Environment Day This year we planned to celebrate the Environment Day by visiting Kukurmara a very small township at 40 kms west of Guwahati. This place attracts a lot of visitors because the river Kulsi here(one of the tributaries of river Bhramaputra) has the presence of approx 30 odd fresh river Dolphins. Around the world only four species of fresh water Dolphins are found, one of them being in India River Dolphin – Platanista Gagentica Gagenticahave …

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Greenomics: Livelihood and development as a composite whole

Over the past few months, Indian government has witnessed major commotion on grounds of environmental stability and economic growth. The government has been striving to come to a consensus between the dilemma of focusing on developmental goals and simultaneously maintaining ecological balance. There is an incessant tension between those who support development and those who fight for environment protection. The two groups do not look eye to eye and with every passing day, the gap seems to be widening. Jairam Ramesh, Minister of Environment and Forests, Government of India very aptly puts it: “Choices need to be made about large projects …

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Zoo Logical

The Sandalwood City of India or Mysore, as it is popularly known, is a beautiful city which boasts of a rich history, art and a culture still preserved in its splendor. From the famous palace to serene lakes, from placid temples to heaven-like gardens, the city has much to offer to the respite of the human monotony. Mysore can comfortably claim to be one of the greener cities in the country, thanks to the local authorities who have been very pro-active in preserving the ecology and making best possible efforts to keep it intact. Various large green patches, in and …

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