Down To Earth Magazine - September 01, 2020
Down To Earth Magazine - September 01, 2020
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In this issue
RURAL REVIVAL - MGNREGA is restoring livelihoods for informal workers returning to their villages due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is also creating thousands of invaluable natural resource assets
More action than words
Rajesh Choubey has stopped ration shops from pilfering, sensitised people and assisted them in finding livelihood during the pandemic
Expect A Late Monsoon Withdrawal Due To La Niña
There is over 50 per cent chance of a La Niña condition in the equatorial Pacific Ocean during the autumn of 2020, suggests the latest update by the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It adds that once formed, the La Niña condition might continue into the winter season.
Only 35% cities partially segregate waste at source
THE GOVERNMENT recently released the Swachh Survekshan 2020 report, with much fanfare.
THE HILLS ARE COMING ALIVE
Deserted villages of Uttarakhand are springing back to life as residents return to the hills after decades. The state government has announced several schemes to retain them, but has it reached people?
Left to starve
The COVID-19 lockdown is likely to render millions of children in India malnourished
This is the number of assets created across rural India in the four months since the COVID-19 lockdown to tap natural resources. This is also the potential of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005 (MGNREGA), a programme envisaged to alleviate poverty among the rural people by using their only capital—labour. So, what has helped the program that over the years got mired in controversies make a comeback? Down To Earth travels to districts that witnessed reverse migration on a large scale to understand this transition. They find a script that can change the rural-urban dynamics forever. Demand for MGNREGA works shows an unprecedented spike—more than 30 million households have asked for employment for three consecutive months. Governments are harnessing the surplus labour to create assets that will ensure livelihood even after people are weaned off the wage support. People too are using this opportunity to pick up the pieces of their lives in villages they had once left.
Now Money Decides Lives
As COVID-19 makes inroads in rural India, state GDP losses will kill more people than the disease
From where did the tiger come?
GENETICISTS, HISTORIANS AND EXPERTS HAVE SEVERAL THEORIES ON THE BIG CAT
HERBS CAN TURN AN AVERAGE GLASS OF WATER INTO A FRAGRANT, HEALTHY BEVERAGE
How much is zero?
Paddy farmers of Andhra Pradesh are saving water, energy and money by adopting Zero Budget Natural Farming
Down To Earth Magazine Description:
Publisher: Society for Environmental Comm
Down To Earth is a fortnightly magazine published by the Society for Environmental Comm, a non-profit research and advocacy organization based in New Delhi, India. It is one of the most respected environmental magazines in the country.
The magazine covers a wide range of topics related to the environment and sustainable development, including:
* Climate change: DTE provides in-depth coverage of climate change, including its causes, impacts, and mitigation and adaptation strategies.
* Energy: DTE covers a variety of energy topics, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, and fossil fuels.
* Water: DTE covers a variety of water topics, including water pollution, water scarcity, and water management.
* Pollution: DTE covers a variety of pollution topics, including air pollution, water pollution, and soil pollution.
* Biodiversity: DTE covers a variety of biodiversity topics, including forests, wildlife, and conservation.
* Sustainable development: DTE covers a variety of sustainable development topics, including green economy, sustainable agriculture, and sustainable transportation.
Down To Earth magazine is known for its high-quality journalism and its commitment to environmental protection. It is a must-read for anyone who is interested in the environment and sustainable development in India and around the world.
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