GS-III: Environment & DM

How the community participation has aided in reviving the lost glory of Manas National Park?

October 28, 2018

Manas National park (MNP) is a conservation hub. It is a a national park, UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, a Project Tiger reserve, an elephant reserve and a biosphere reserve. Devastation of Manas MNP is a home of several rare and endangered species such as tigers, rhinos, swamp deers, and different species of birds. The political instability, militancy and disorder in administration in

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Why most measures taken to tackle pollution (in NCR) are episodic rather than strategic responses?

October 26, 2018

Delhi is one of the most polluted cities in the world. To address this crisis there is a need of a strong policy support. Measures taken to address the pollution crisis Regulating the use of firecrackers. Odd-even restrictions. SC ban on 2,000 cc+ diesel engines which was later lifted. Aiding mechanization of harvesting to prevent

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What are major differences between the Bharat stage IV and Bharat stage VI? What would be possible impacts of SC verdict on upgrading to BSVI norms?

October 25, 2018

The Bharat Stage norms are standards set by the government to regulate emission of air pollutants from motor vehicles. The norms set the limit for the release of air pollutants such as nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, particulate matter (PM) and sulphur oxides from vehicles using internal combustion engines. The Bharat stage norms are based on

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How the local bodies can play crucial role in dealing with the construction and demolition (C&D) wastes?

October 24, 2018

The municipal corporations, municipalities and other urban local bodies have a crucial role in responding to the challenge of the rapidly growing volume of C&D waste in India. Roles and responsibilities of the local bodies C&D Waste Management Rules notified by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change mandate the local bodies to prepare waste

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What are recent CSIR attempts to develop Green Crackers?

October 24, 2018

The pollution levels in the urban centres during the Diwali are at substantially higher levels due to the practice of bursting of crackers. There are demands to impose blanket ban the firecrackers. This poses a difficulty due to religious reasons. Hence an alternative of green crackers are being explored. Green Crackers: Green crackers are less

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