Posts by: Barkha Mathur

Barkha Mathur

Water Sources, Soil And Food In Villages With Open Defecation Have More Faecal Contamination, Finds Study

Water Sources, Soil And Food In Villages With Open Defecation Have More Faecal Contamination, Finds Study
The study conducted by UNICEF found that government initiatives like Swachh Bharat Mission that focus on improving hygiene practices, as well as generate awareness around safe sanitation practices can help reduce the risk of contamination
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Union Minister Prakash Javadekar Roots For Bharat Stage VI Emission Norms To Reduce Air Pollution In The Country

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar Roots For Bharat Stage VI Emission Norms To Reduce Air Pollution In The Country
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The Bharat Stage VI (or BS-VI) emission norms would come into force from April 1, 2020 across the country which will reduce the level of toxic gases like sulphur, nitrogen oxide, and carbon monoxide from the vehicle exhaust
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Breathless In India: A Photo Exhibition That Calls For Accepting Air Pollution As National Public Health Emergency

Breathless In India: A Photo Exhibition That Calls For Accepting Air Pollution As National Public Health Emergency
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‘Breathless In India’ is a photo exhibition which aimed to tell stories about people fighting high levels of pollution and attempted to show that pollution is an all-pervasive and no longer a regional problem
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A Small Act Of Recycling Can Make A Big Difference In Our Landfills, Says This 39-Year-Old Waste Warrior From Gujarat

A Small Act Of Recycling Can Make A Big Difference In Our Landfills, Says This 39-Year-Old Waste Warrior From Gujarat
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Sandeep Patel, an entrepreneur who is turning waste to wealth, aims to divert waste from going into the landfills by sorting and recycling it and putting it back in the economy
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Ahead Of World Environment Day Siliguri Locals Join Hands To Revive Mahananda - A dying River

Ahead Of World Environment Day Siliguri Locals Join Hands To Revive Mahananda - A dying River
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According to the Clean Mahananda Campaigners in Siliguri district of West Bengal human encroachment, illegal sand mining, construction of dams and barrages, sewage and waste dumping and deforestation has brought Mahananda River to the brink of death, terribly affecting the ecosystem of the water body
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Delhi’s Air Pollution Woes: To Combat Dust Pollution, Public Works Department To Begin Greening Its Roads

Delhi’s Air Pollution Woes: To Combat Dust Pollution, Public Works Department To Begin Greening Its Roads
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Delhi’s inherent dusty air is made worse by storms and dust on the road which has prompted the public works department of Delhi to increase greenery to keep the soil on the roadside intact
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Renewable Energy: Solar Energy Is Keeping Animals Hydrated In This Karnataka National Park

Renewable Energy: Solar Energy Is Keeping Animals Hydrated In This Karnataka National Park
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To ensure that animals do not dehydrate due to lack of water, the forest department of Karnataka is using solar-powered wells to extract water to fill up water holes in the area
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Clean Goa Green Goa: Chief Minister Celebrated Statehood Day, With Cleanliness Vow, Waste Management Challenge

Clean Goa Green Goa: Chief Minister Celebrated Statehood Day, With Cleanliness Vow, Waste Management Challenge
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To mark the occasion of Goa Statehood Day on May 30, Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant took an oath to treat all waste generated by him at home and in the secretariat in a bid to promote waste management
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Jharkhand Tells Its Women To Break The Silence Around Periods And Be Healthy Through A New Campaign

Jharkhand Tells Its Women To Break The Silence Around Periods And Be Healthy Through A New Campaign
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As Menstrual Hygiene Day was celebrated on May 28, the state government of Jharkhand has decided to run a state-level campaign to spread awareness among men and women about health and sanitation issues around menstruation
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Vaishno Devi Pilgrims Can Now Visit The Holy Place Riding Electric Buses Deployed In Jammu City

Vaishno Devi Pilgrims Can Now Visit The Holy Place Riding Electric Buses Deployed In Jammu City
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In line with the Government's aim to promote electrification of public transport and for the comfort of the tourists and pilgrims, Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Department has inducted a fleet of electric buses in Jammu city
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Mission Menstrual Hygiene: Jharkhand’s 'Garima Fauj' Is Fighting Myths About Menstruation

Mission Menstrual Hygiene: Jharkhand’s 'Garima Fauj' Is Fighting Myths About Menstruation
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Garima Abhiyan, a district-wide campaign launched by the district administration in Simdega district, Jharkhand - is counseling people to break the taboo associated with menstruation
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Meet 63-Year-Old Mr. Lobo, Owner Of 10 Electric Cars, Who Is Promoting The Use Of Electric Vehicles Since 18 Years

Meet 63-Year-Old Mr. Lobo, Owner Of 10 Electric Cars, Who Is Promoting The Use Of Electric Vehicles Since 18 Years
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With an experience of driving electric cars for the last 18 years, Zarryl Lobo, says electric vehicles are more of a revolution that can lead us towards a better environment by cutting vehicular pollution
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Adopting Electric Mobility Gets Easy As These E-Scooters Are Now Upto Rs. 27,000 Cheaper Under FAME II

Adopting Electric Mobility Gets Easy As These E-Scooters Are Now Upto Rs. 27,000 Cheaper Under FAME II
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Two electric scooter models of Okinawa and one model of Ather Energy have become eligible for FAME II subsidies which will make Okinawa’s Ridge+ and i-Praise cheaper by Rs. 17,000 to Rs. 26,000 and Ather 450 scooter will become cheaper by Rs. 27,000
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Brihanmumbai Electric Supply And Transport To Get 20 Electric Buses By Next Month And 60 More By End Of The Year

Brihanmumbai Electric Supply And Transport To Get 20 Electric Buses By Next Month And 60 More By End Of The Year
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The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport will get a subsidy under the Faster Adoption And Manufacturing Of (Hybrid And) Electric Vehicles India Scheme of the Department Of Heavy Industries for deploying 80 electric buses in its transport fleet
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