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Tripura’s Capital to Go Green, Become First Solar City in Northeast India

On March 21 of this year, the government of Tripura had announced plans to use Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) for running all public and private vehicles in Agartala by 2013 and achieve the title of “India’s first green city”. Adding more to its green ambition, the state capital is now taking steps to become even more Eco-friendly and becoming the first ‘Solar City’ in Northeast region. The commitment was shared during the recent visit of India’s president Pratibha Patil to

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Dhriiti – The Courage Within: Green Hope from NorthEast India

Rapidly expanding cities in urban India are fighting many battles and are struggling to ensure sustainable development in order to induce a positive lifestyle. Showing the way forward and giving courage to win such a battle is Dhriiti, a progressive measure to build and motivate a culture of entrepreneurship and set up sustainable small-scale enterprises. Established in 2004 in the capital city of Delhi, Dhriiti’s primary objective is to promote micro enterprises through a creative and professional approach. Setting up

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North-East Agri Expo: Nagaland to Host Honey Fest 2010

It’s going to be a sweet memory and sweet taste affair for Nagaland this November. Scheduled from 23rd to 27th of November 2010, Nagaland will be hosting an Expo on honey to be held concurrently with the Second North-East Agri Expo 2010. Hosted by the Government of Nagaland, with the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FICCI) as the co-organiser sponsors such as the Government of India, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Development of North-Eastern Region (DONER) and

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A Landslide Welcome to 10/10/10 in Nagaland

On 10th  August, 2010 (10/10/10), as people across the Planet came together to take action on climate change, yet another landslide took place in Nagaland and shook our passive attitude towards taking action for “saving our environment”. The state witnessed major landslides at different locations in Pezielietsie Colony and lower Chandmari, destroying about seven houses during the wee hours of Saturday on October 9th. It is reported that incessant downpour for the past few weeks in the state capital may

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Vice President’s Address at World Bamboo Day Function in Kohima

September 18th has been declared as the World Bamboo Day since 2009 by the World Bamboo Organisation (WBO). The declaration was made by the WBO along with the Thai Royal Forest Department during the 8th World Bamboo Congress which was held at Bangkok in that year. To commemorate the day this year, the Vice President of India Shri M. Hamid Ansari visited Kohima, Nagaland to participate in the celebrations in a region where bamboo is central to the very survival

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Successful Completion of Enviro Lecture Series on Northeast in Delhi

An “Enviro Lecture Series” organised by the Northeast Center for Environmental Education and Research (NECEER) in partnership with Delhi Greens and Jamia Millia Islamia was successfully conducted last month in New Delhi. Many young enthusiastic students and research scholars attended the lecture series which highlighted the environmental issues and impacts of climate change in the Northeast region of India. The event brought together prominent figures who are concerned and have worked in the region to share their experiences and thoughts

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Priorities, Situations, Efforts and the Act to Protect

A conference titled “The Future of the Bengal Tiger” was recently held in the capital city of Delhi. The event witnessed around 150 delegates, speakers and other participants from all walks of life. I considered myself fortunate enough to attend the event and involved myself in the many ongoing talks and discussions on the issue of saving tigers in India. The Hon’ble Minister for Environment & Forests (MoEF) Shri Jairam Ramesh graced the occasion with much enthusiasm and shared many

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Call for Mahatma Gandhi NREGA Implementation and Rural Development of Manipur

Migration has always been a major issue leading to population imbalance and conflicts of all kinds across the country. The general trend of migration is usually from rural to urban, especially by farmers owing to the seasonal nature of agriculture in many regions. Sometimes, as has been more pronounced lately, farmers move to towns and cities when their produce is destroyed completely owing to untimely rains or drought, all impacts of a changing climate. There is thus an urgent need

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World Wildlife Week: PM’s Address to the Nation

To raise awareness towards conservation of wildlife and prevent extinction of endangered species, October 1 to 7 is observed as the World Wildlife Week. The week was marked well across India and wildlife groups and organisations rededicated themselves to the cause of saving our wildlife.The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF)’s Wildlife Division bears the responsibility of carrying out the activities relating to wildlife conservation in the country. The Division is responsible to deal with state governments and provide them

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