|Contents of Vol.9(11) February 2017|
TerraGreen (TERI's flagship monthly magazine on Environmental issues)
TerraGreen is TERI's flagship magazine that deals with issues related to sustainable development, environment, and energy. In a world standing on the brink of a major ecological disaster, TG hopes to be the ray of light that lights up the road ahead.
The Cover Story titled, 'The Vulnerable Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve:Facing Environmental Aberrations', highlights that the biophysical environment and the socioeconomic conditions of the people inhabiting the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserves (NDBR) has been in a state of transition for quite some time due to global warming and its consequences. The fragile landscape of the region has become vulnerable to cloud burst and soil erosion. In order to mitigate the dangers posed by these environmental aberrations, it is essential to acquire knowledge of the people, biodiversity, vulnerability, and their linkage through participatory management and research.
The Special Report titled, 'The 2016 Draft Wetland Rules: Would these Help in Conserving our Wetlands? ', while extoling the prime importance of wetlands and water bodies, highlights some of the provisions of the Draft Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2016. The author tries to find out that with the 2016 Rules seeking to do away with the Central Wetlands authority, and vest all powers to conserve wetlands in the respective states, are our states capable and equipped to manage these vital water bodies.
The Feature article titled, 'The Breathing Livelihood of Rajasthan! ', takes us through a brief heritage trail of Rajasthan that has a prominent and well-established handicrafts industry. The author highlights that craft remains a tradition in Rajasthan, preserved over centuries and passed on from one generation to another. Significantly, craftsmen do not see this as an occupation, but rather as a mark of respect to their heritage and ethnic richness.
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The e-magazine would also focus on issues like forestry, power and energy conservation, biotechnology, pollution and climate change and people. TERI, a developing country institution is committed to every aspect of saving environment.