A Very Happy and Green Diwali to All

The festivals of light Diwali is known to bring success, happiness and prosperity in everybody’s life. This Diwali lets take the pledge of celebrating an eco-friendly Diwali and be more responsible citizens. Along with all the celebrations and festivities, Diwali these days brings with it ear bursting noise and the thick pungent smell of crackers that hangs in the atmosphere until long after the festival is over. The chemicals present in the crackers causes air and noise pollution and has

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Rubber Cultivation: A Rewarding Offer for the Northeast Farmer

Toy balloons, pencil erasers, rubber bands, hoses, belts, gloves, aircraft tyres and nameless others, what do you find similar in all these products? For most people, the first thing they would say is the flexible characteristic of the above goods. However, if we further ask them to guess the main ingredient of these products, t won’t take long before they guess the right answer, which is RUBBER. In modern world, the usage of rubber–both synthetic and natural–is innumerable. It is

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First Naga Women Battalion: The Other Tale of Northeastern Girls in Delhi

Perhaps ever since the first batch of girls from Northeast India set foot in the national capital, they have faced unwanted glances and had untold experiences to convince her that she is different from others living in the city. Many Northeastern girls in Delhi have been a soft target to criticisms for being who they are, behaving in certain ways and being tagged in an often unthoughtful manner. Security has been an alarming issue not only for them but for

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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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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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North Eastern Council Meeting Concludes Successfully in Delhi

The 59th meeting of the North Eastern Council (NEC) was held successfully in New Delhi on September 28, 2010. Conducted every year, the NEC meets to discuss issues pertaining to the development of each states of the region and chalk out plans with budget for the next coming year. The North Eastern Council is the nodal agency for the economic and social development of the North Eastern Region which consists of the eight States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya,

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Food Grains Supply and Storage Facilities to be Enhanced in Northeast

The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public distribution announced on October 1, 2010 its initiative to increase supply of food grains and storage facilities in the Northeast region of the country. The step comes as a big relief and is much desired for many Northeastern states like Manipur, which are facing the food shortage problem that triggers price hike and dependency on neighbouring countries like Myanmar. The Ministry informed that the Government has taken major initiatives to ensure continuous,

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Why NE Greens!

NE Greens is a region wide attempt to protect our environment and promote sustainable development of Northeast India. A project of the Green Media Network and supported by the Delhi Greens organisation, NE Greens brings to you green voices from the biodiversity rich and culturally diverse seven sister (+1) states of India.

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