Background on plastic pollution in India

Background on plastic pollution in India According to the recent CPCB data, India generates more than 25,000 tonnes of plastic waste every day, of which 40% remains uncollected and ends up as waste. This uncollected causing choking of drainage and river systems, littering of the marine ecosystem, soil and water pollution, ingestion by stray animals,Continue reading “Background on plastic pollution in India”

Organophosphates

Organophosphates Organophosphates are a group of human-made chemicals, esters of phosphoric acid,  that poison insects and mammals. Organophosphates are used in agriculture, homes, gardens and veterinary practices. In the past decade, several OPs have been discontinued for use. Common organophosphates include: Parathion Malathion Methyl parathion Chlorpyrifos Diazinon Terbufos   Toxicokinetics: Mechanism of organophosphate toxicity The chemical canContinue reading “Organophosphates”

Elephant Corridors in India

Elephant Corridors in India Elephant corridors are essentially linear patches of natural vegetation that connect two habitats which is important for jumbo movement and to maintain a healthy population. However, sprouting of roads, railway lines, electricity towers, canals, and human settlements in these corridors are forcing elephants to stray from their natural paths, causing conflictContinue reading “Elephant Corridors in India”

About Blackbuck

About Blackbuck Blackbucks are herbivore antelope species usually found in open grasslands, dry scrub areas and thinly forested areas. Its predators include Feral dogs, wolf, Hyena, Jackal, Wild Pigs etc. (Cheetah, when found in India, was the important predator of Blackbuck). In India, they are found in arid and semi-arid short grass plains of Punjab, Haryana,Continue reading “About Blackbuck”

About Green India Mission

About Green India Mission The National Mission for a Green India is one of the 8 Missions under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) introduced in 2010-2011. The mission emphasizes the role of afforestation in the context of climate change adaptation and mitigation. It aims at addressing climate change by Enhancing carbon sinksContinue reading “About Green India Mission”