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In the footsteps of Gajagamini

Sunday, 22 Sep 2013 | Chitra Ramaswamy | in Agenda

Nepal’s Chitwan Park is a rich biosphere with virgin forests, a variety of wildlife and Tharu tribes who recycle elephant dung to make paper, writes Chitra Ramaswamy Next time you use the words “white elephant” in a disparaging manner, think twice. Turns out elephant poop makes better paper than the pulp...

Retreating jungle

Sunday, 22 Sep 2013 | Meghna Krishnadas | in Agenda

We’ve lost vast areas of forestland to mines, dams, industries. Sure, we need development. But should we not have a balance between nature and growth, asks Meghna Krishnadas In pursuit of economic growth, India has lost lakhs of hectares of forestland to mines, dams, roads and industries. Sure, we need mines,...

Ladakh needs Care

Sunday, 25 Aug 2013 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Ladakh is a visual treat that stirs peace and tranquility, leaving one totally enthralled by the beauty of the barrenness. With increasing tourism, however, its fragile ecosystem is now coming under greater stress, writes Vanjulavalli Sridhar The region of Ladakh consists of Leh and Kargil districts. Leh is one of the...

The perils of a forest guard

Sunday, 25 Aug 2013 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Forest guards are unsung heroes in our wildlife conservation efforts. BRIJENDRA SINGH tells us the story of a guard who died in Corbett this July Those who come as visitors to Corbett National Park in the tourist season have no idea as to what it takes to make the reserve what...

Not just the rhino territory

Sunday, 28 Jul 2013 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Kaziranga is famous for the one-horned rhino, but to confine its significance to just one animal would do a grave injustice to this park. JOYDEV SENGUPTA visits the sanctuary in Assam and gets mesmerised by its pristine beauty and diversity Kaziranga National Park in Assam occupies a special place among wildlife...

When hills turn red

Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | Pioneer | in Agenda

The floods in Uttarakhand could have been much less destructive had we acted before.But if we don’t act now, there are more such disasters waiting to happen elsewhere in the country, writes Shreyas Malik As Uttarakhand is facing one of the worst natural disasters in recent years, questions are being raised...


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GSI to look for limestone deposits in Raigarh dist

19 Aug 2017 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

The Geological Survey of India will carry out assessment of Limestone deposits In Laladhurwa-Jognipali Block of Raigarh district in Chhattisgarh. GSI last year took up assessment of limestone deposits at Birutola-Nawapara-Sohagpur Blocks of Kabirdham district in Chhattisgarh, officials stated...

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