Muktoshri- Arsenic-Resistant rice
Context: Researchers in West Bengal have developed and commercialized a rice variety that is resistant to Arsenic and can be grown in areas with very high arsenic-contamination. Last year West Bengal issued a Gazette notification for the commercial use of “Muktoshri”.
Nature strikes when it suffers
Each life on this Earth has a closely intertwined history with that of nature. The world of which we are a member is a dynamic, continuously changing natural system. Throughout human history, natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, typhoons, volcanoes, etc. have been recurring.
Draft Environment Impact Assessment Notification 2020
What is Environmental Impact Assessment?
As per United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a tool used to identify the environmental, social, and economic impacts of a project prior to decision-making.