environment

Audio podcast: India is drowning in solid waste
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Ashraf Engineer September 15, 2021 India’s burgeoning urban population has resulted in a stark increase in the quantity of solid waste generated – 65 million tons a year – but only 75%-80% of it gets collected and only 22%-28% is...
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Audio podcast: How your consumption choices can help save the planet
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Ashraf Engineer July 14, 2021 While consumption drives the economy, it has a destructive impact on the environment. India’s aggressive economic focus over the past few decades has been accompanied by alarming ecological destruction. How does what you consume impact...
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Audio podcast: Man-environment conflict in India on the rise
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Ashraf Engineer January 6, 2021 As human populations expand, there is pressure on natural habitats. They are looked upon as sources of natural resources that can fuel economic growth and help national missions like poverty reduction. As natural habitats shrink...
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Audio podcast: Menstrual hygiene, health and the environment
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  Ashraf Engineer December 2, 2020 India faces a dilemma. Its girls collectively miss an estimated 80 million months of school every year because of the lack of menstrual hygiene facilities. At the same time, sanitary napkins are swamping our...
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Audio podcast: Why Goa is up in arms against coal
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  Ashraf Engineer November 11, 2020 The government has initiated a series of infrastructure projects – from port dredging to rail track doubling – as it pushes to make Goa a coal hub. Goans say it will destroy forests, fishing,...
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What we destroy in the name of development
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Tushar Gandhi September 15, 2020 The hymn Take thou a lesson from the trees is worth laying to one’s heart. The trees bear the fierce heat of the sun and yet provide cool shade to us. But what do  we...
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Audio podcast: For ‘aatmanirbharta’, a forest under siege
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Podcast transcript Hello and welcome. What lies above the ground in a forest are trees, wildlife and an ecology vital to indigenous communities and their age-old culture. While they have seamlessly become part of this ecosystem, what lies below is...
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Video podcast: India’s natural treasures are under siege – from the government
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6H7yF2KSlhk By Ashraf Engineer June 11, 2020 VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BELOW. Hello and welcome to the latest podcast on All Indians Matter. Under the cover of the COVID-19 outbreak, India’s forests and wildlife are under siege – most of all from...
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