Your Environment This Week: The year of millets, human-elephant conflict and coexistence

This week’s environment and conservation news stories rolled into one.

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Madhya Pradesh seeks GI tag for the fruit of the endangered baobab in Mandu

The trees have supported tribal livelihoods for centuries and its fruits are known to be nutritious and used in traditional remedies.

A baobab tree standing in a field in the Mandu district. Madhya Pradesh government has initiated a process of getting a GI tag for it. Photo by Shahroz Afridi/Mongabay.

Why is 2023 the International Year of Millets? What do we achieve by celebrating such years?

Millets, hardy dryland crops grown in Asian and African countries, are gaining popularity for their nutritional qualities.


Transgender activists highlight the impacts of climate change and environmental issues on the community

The transgender community faces unique challenges in the face of climate change and growing environmental issues.

Electricity transition in India’s renewable-rich states needs to accelerate, says study

Several renewable energy-rich states like Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, and Maharashtra need better power sector performance.

Mapping connectivity and human-elephant conflict in Karnataka

Conflict and connectivity are connected to each other, and have to be looked at simultaneously to address conflicts, say researchers. 

Incentives to boost demand, increase in e-buses in Tamil Nadu’s latest EV policy

The new policy is likely to push electric public mobility and assist in the transition of the workforce into the emerging sector. 

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