A resident of Karsog, Mandi district of India’s hilly state Himachal Pradesh, 59-year-old farmer Nekram Sharma has been bestowed with the fourth highest civilian award for his spectacular work in organic farming. Nekram Sharma is the sole Padma Shri awardee in the state this year.
Currently, the trains in India run either on diesel or electricity. In an effort to transform the future of the Indian Railways, indigenously developed hydrogen-powered trains are likely to run on narrow-gauge (heritage) tracks as soon as the end of 2023, turning them “completely green.”
Dr. Anish Andheria, CEO of Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT), India, needs no introduction. He is a well-learned man who is a renowned conservationist by profession and wildlife photographer by heart. A celebrated author and a regular columnist in India’s top newspaper publications, Anish and his
Although listed in the IUCN Red List as a species of least concern, Himalayan Ibex almost disappeared from the area a few years ago due to poaching. The majestic animal has been susceptible due to illegal hunting, habitat loss, and deteriorating forage quantity amid climate
The Indian rhinoceros is a vulnerable species on the IUCN Red List. The animal has been pushed to the edge of disappearance owing to a combination of natural disasters, habitat loss, climate change, and poaching. Poaching kills dozens of these endangered animals annually in India,
A prolonged dry spell in Himachal Pradesh is threatening wheat, barley, and mustard along with citrus fruits amid the rainfall deficit. Himachal Pradesh is experiencing a post-monsoon rainfall deficit with a 23 percent drop in precipitation 63.9 percent more than the usual 82.9 mm rainfall
From his village Sai in Nalagarh tehsil of Solan district of Himachal, a farmer has begun a foot march to the state’s capital Shimla in hopes to meet the chief minister. The farmer, Layak Ram, is walking to Shimla with a plough over his shoulder,
Many experts and conservationists have come together to show their dissent regarding the proposal for amendment of the Wildlife Protection Bill, 2022, by the central government. The bill lays down the ground to prohibit the poaching of elephants and man-elephant encounters. This amendment is to
I noticed two things in the video of a rhino being hit by a truck in Kaziranga, Assam. While the incident was unfortunate, the truck was going on a road that was constructed for transportation and the poor animal was trying to traverse its fragmented
The decade-long project of bringing African cheetahs to the Indian subcontinent seventy years after the animal’s extinction in the country is finally coming to fruition. After much discussion, negotiations, and planning, eight cheetahs will arrive in Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno-Palpur National Park (KPNP) on September 17.