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Rajasthan Minister Urges People Not To Lower Guard As Experts Predict Second Wave Of COVID-19
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Rajasthan Minister Urges People Not To Lower Guard As Experts Predict Second Wave Of COVID-19

According to Rajasthan Health Minister Raghu Sharma , along with COVID-19, there may be an increase in the cases of seasonal diseases such as swine flu, dengue, cold and cough in the winter and as the pollution levels rise ...
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Rajasthan Government Imposes A Blanket Ban On The Sale Of Firecrackers Ahead Of Diwali, Makes Masks Mandatory In Public
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Rajasthan Government Imposes A Blanket Ban On The Sale Of Firecrackers Ahead Of Diwali, Makes Masks Mandatory In Public

Rajasthan has banned the sale of firecrackers and restricted its use among people with an aim to check the air pollution that engulfs the northern part of the country every year around Diwali ...
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Environmentalist in Jammu creates vertical gardens using plastic bottles Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], September 16 (ANI): In an attempt to reduce environmental pollution using waste management, environmentalist Dr. Nazia Rasool Latifi has begun to create vertical gardens in Jammu using plastic bottles. "Vertical garden not just reduces environmental pollution but also benefits the nature in many ways. The method helps to conserve water as the plants are vertically arranged to ensure minimum wastage of water," Latifi told ANI. She believes that the gardens reduce stress levels and add to the local beauty. "I had attended a seminar following which I got this idea. I love nature and had the passion to do something so I started with this. I made the vertical garden at Government College for Women in Gandhi Nagar were I was teaching. I have also made a vertical garden at Police Public School, the University of Jammu following which many organisations are approaching me," she said. "Drip irrigation is used in the process so that less amount of water is used. Amid COVID-19, when stress is on a healthy environment, I feel that the vertical gardens are a good concept. I also demonstrate the concept to students so that they learn the concept and it can also become a source of income for them," she added. In order to make the concept more attractive, plastic bottles are painted with cartoon figures and other illustrations. Other professors have appreciated the concept and said that this method of gardening would send the message of resource conservation, waste management, and encourage eco-friendly attitudes among the students. Raj Kumar Rampal, a professor said that this concept should not only be restricted to outdoor, but it can also be used inside homes and offices as well for a fresh and healthy environment. "We often stress on giving eco-friendly concepts to our students on how to go green. We also teach them judicious use of things and how to reuse waste to conserve resources and reduce pollution. We pour water on the top plant and it drips its way to the plant placed at the bottom, so water is conserved. It is also cost-efficient," said Rampal. "I appreciate her efforts and idea for making vertical gardens. It is a very important and interesting concept as the lands are decreasing and there is a need to increase greenery. This concept can also be used to grow medicinal plants and for other utility purposes. In view of COVID-19, when patients need more oxygen, if we bring this concept indoors, we can also get sufficient amounts of oxygen," he added. The students have also appreciated the concept and look forward to decorating their college walls with vertical gardens. "As a Botany student, this concept is of much significance to me. Whoever passes by this vertical garden, take a minute to note it which reflects its aesthetic value. Apart from that, it is an eco-friendly concept as we also learn waste management from it. In addition, it also has a recreational benefit. We want to take this concept forward," Aneesa Mattoo, a student said. Another student, Rasool Ahmad, lauds the idea of vertical gardens calling it 'innovative'. "This can also be used indoors. We can see that solid waste is so common, and this method ensures the reduction of plastic waste and reduces threats to the environment," he said.
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POSHAN Maah: Nutri-Gardens Adopted To Improve Dietary Diversity And Nutritional Status Of Undernourished Children In Udaipur

National Nutrition Month 2020: With an aim to address malnutrition among children and to encourage consumption of a variety of vegetables and fruits among families in rural areas, the district administration of Udaipur has set up over 1,000 ‘nutri gardens’ already and another 2,000 to be made soon ...
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Top Doctors Urge People To Strictly Follow COVID-19 Safety Protocol
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Top Doctors Urge People To Strictly Follow COVID-19 Safety Protocol

According to Dr. Devi Shetty, chairman, Narayana Health, COVID-19 pandemic is going to last a year and there is a need to induct more doctors to handle the situation in future ...
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COVID Patient's Body To Be Handed Over To Family For Cremation In Rajasthan
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COVID Patient’s Body To Be Handed Over To Family For Cremation In Rajasthan

In Rajasthan, though the dead body of COVID infected patient will be handed over to the family members, the cremation will be done by taking full caution ...
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Rajasthan To Start Indira Rasoi Yojana To Provide Meals At Rs. 8
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Rajasthan To Start Indira Rasoi Yojana To Provide Meals At Rs. 8

According to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, 358 community kitchens will be set up in 213 urban localities of the state which will be operationalised from August 20 ...
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As New Hotspots Crop Up In Several Districts Of Rajasthan, Here Is How The State Is Fighting COVID-19 Pandemic
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As New Hotspots Crop Up In Several Districts Of Rajasthan, Here Is How The State Is Fighting COVID-19 Pandemic

According to the state authorities, Rajasthan's Journey so far in the fight against COVID-19 has been focused on saving lives for which the strategy adopted includes aggressive testing and concentrating on people with comorbidities under mission LISA (life saving) ...
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State's COVID-19 Testing Capacity Over 41,000 Per Day, To Achieve 50,000 Mark Soon: Rajasthan Minister
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State’s COVID-19 Testing Capacity Over 41,000 Per Day, To Achieve 50,000 Mark Soon: Rajasthan Minister

Rajasthan Health Minister Dr Raghu Sharma said that because of the better arrangements of the government the recovery ratio of corona positive has reached 80 per cent ...
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Jaipur’s SMS Medical College will treat 20 critical COVID-19 patients using plasma therapy starting Wednesday
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COVID-19 Outbreak: Rajasthan Health Minister Launches Plasma Therapy Treatment At A Jaipur Medical College

SMS Hospital, Jaipur has received permission from the Indian Council of Medical Research to use plasma therapy for treating COVID-19 patients ...
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Swasth Report Card: Rural Areas In Rajasthan Are Still Lagging Behind In Healthcare
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Swasth Report Card: Rural Areas In Rajasthan Are Still Lagging Behind In Healthcare

A lowdown on Rajasthan’s performance on health parameters and how the state over the years has surpassed the national performance across some indicators while seen a negative trend in other parameters ...
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Safe Mensuration A Basic Human Right Remains Elusive For Many Women Like Rajasthan's Sabu Devi
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Safe Mensuration A Basic Human Right Remains Elusive For Many Women Like Rajasthan’s Sabu Devi

According to experts, while the distribution of sanitary napkins among young girls is an important start, there is a need to go beyond menstrual products and focus on menstrual health of women from all age groups ...
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Women Empowering Women: Meet A Medical Researcher Who Is Helping Rural Women Fight Malnutrition Through Education
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Women Empowering Women: Meet A Medical Researcher Who Is Helping Rural Women Fight Malnutrition Through Education

Monalisa Padhee, a 31-year-old medical researcher has made it her life's mission to help women in rural areas live healthy lives by educating them about nutrition ...
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