Wednesday, Jul 15 2020 | Time 04:43 Hrs(IST)
image
  • Unidentified man booked for burglary of Rs 7 lakh in cash from Nashik hospital
  • US military networks vulnerable to cyber attacks
  • Buildout bounty for MP district
  • Make funds available to farmers for crop loans soon, Bhuse to officials
  • Johnson offers Abbas UK's support in Israeli-Palestinian talks amid land grab row
  • US judge denies bail to Ghislaine Maxwell in Epstein sex trafficking case
  • Clashes erupt at anti-Netanyahu protest in Jerusalem
  • Trump administration withdraws restrictions on online-only instruction for foreign students
  • South African energy minister, his wife test positive for COVID-19
  • Ghislaine Maxwell pleads not guilty to sex trafficking for Jeffrey Epstein
  • Canada, US agree to extend border closure for another month
  • UK COVID-19 deaths rise to 44,968 as another 138 patients die
  • Pakistani security personnel killed in Balochistan
Entertainment » Other


Steps started to make Majuli carbon neutral district

Guwahati, Dec 15(UNI) The Assam Government has initiated a project to make the river island district Majuli the first ever Carbon Neutral District in India. To achieve this goal, the Department of Environment & Forest, Government of Assam has already launched a project “Sustainable Action for Climate Resilient Development in Majuli” ( SACReD, Majuli) in the river island. In a meeting at the Deputy Commissioner’s office of Majuli yesterday, A K Johari, Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Biodiversity & Climate) and the Member secretary of the Assam State Biodiversity Board, announced the launching of the project for achieving carbon neutrality in Majuli. The project has been initiated to combat climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and is part of the French Development Agency assisted Assam Project on Forest and Biodiversity Conservation (APFBC) being implemented. Majuli deputy commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha, in the meeting, highlighted the need for low emission development strategy for Majuli to ensure sustainable development. The Special invitee to the meeting, Mr Johari, provided a background context to the project citing recent international development on climate change and India’s efforts and commitments at its mitigation The meeting was attended by heads of all departments in Majuli, including the Agriculture department, Water Resource department, PWD, Transportation, Animal Husbandry, Building and Housing and the representative of the Mising Autonomous Council. Discussions were held on the background of Low Emission Development Strategy (LEDS), steps involved in developing an effective LEDS in Majuli such as development of emission baseline and prioritising focal areas for interventions. Discussions also were held on afforestation and forest enhancement/bio-engineering as means to curb incessant erosion of land at Majuli; which also act as a sink of Carbon and offsetting GHG emissions happening elsewhere at the district. The technical sessions of the meeting were led by Mr. Swapan Mehra, Dr. Sumana Bhattacharya and Ms. Chhaya Bhanti; experts from IORA Ecological Solutions (IORA). This project will be designed and implemented in partnership with other Departments of the district for which a district level committee under the chairmanship of DC has been constituted. All the activities shall lead to Majuli being a Carbon Neutral District by 2020. With the successful implementation of the project in Majuli, the activities would be scaled up to other districts in Assam so as to reduce carbon emissions in the State. UNI SG SJC
More News
MX Player brings ‘Pati Patni Aur Woh’ with supernatural twist

MX Player brings ‘Pati Patni Aur Woh’ with supernatural twist

14 Jun 2020 | 2:58 PM

New Delhi, Jun 14 (UNI) Jealousy is a tricky emotion, but it gets trickier when your wife’s ghost experiences it.

see more..
ZEE5 to release original film  'Chintu Ka Birthday' on June 5

ZEE5 to release original film 'Chintu Ka Birthday' on June 5

27 May 2020 | 2:26 PM

New Delhi, May 27 (UNI) After augmentative popularity and making headlines with the last three direct-to-digital releases with ‘Bamfaad’, ‘Ghoomketu’ and ‘Ateet’, ZEE5 announced its next Original film ‘Chintu Ka Birthday’, providing the audience with an unparalleled cinematic experience at home.

see more..
Amazon Prime Video launches ‘Homecoming Season 2’

Amazon Prime Video launches ‘Homecoming Season 2’

22 May 2020 | 4:35 PM

New Delhi, May 22 (UNI) Amazon Prime Video on Friday launched the season two of the critically-acclaimed international Amazon Original Series ‘Homecoming’.

see more..
Zee5 releases teaser of Nawazuddin starrer ‘Ghoomketu’

Zee5 releases teaser of Nawazuddin starrer ‘Ghoomketu’

15 May 2020 | 5:35 PM

New Delhi, May 15 (UNI) ZEE5 released the teaser of fun-filled comedy-drama, ‘Ghoomketu’ on Friday, and there is no doubt that this is a must-watch family entertainer.

see more..
K'taka CM pays homage to legendary Kannada actor Dr Rajkumar

K'taka CM pays homage to legendary Kannada actor Dr Rajkumar

12 Apr 2020 | 4:04 PM

Bengaluru, Apr 12 (UNI) Cheif Minister BS Yediyurappa on Sunday paid homage to Legendary Kannada actor Dr. Rajkumar on his 14th death anniversary.

see more..
image