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Restaurants fuelling demand for shark meat in India, finds study
In India, despite a decline in shark fin trade, the demand for shark meat trade and consumption remains high.
Bringing circularity in the footwear industry
India is seeing a growing trend of start-ups that are upcycling damaged shoes, though footwear recycling is still at a nascent stage.
Prolonged dry weather impacts J&K’s key sectors, forests, glaciers and water bodies
Insufficient water is impacting irrigation for agriculture and horticulture in the region, particularly orchard fields in Kashmir.
[Commentary] Ambiguity on fund allocation shrouds Project Tiger and Project Elephant merger
Both projects, especially Project Elephant, have been going through significant funding shortages.
Farmers swap pulses for paddy after damage by unpredictable rains and cattle grazing
Damage by stray cattle and unpredictable rainfall, aided by access to low-cost irrigation techniques, is facilitating the shift in crops.
Marine fisheries policy moving against the current of scientific recommendations
According to a recent study, a significant gap persists between scientific knowledge and fisheries policies in India.
[Commentary] Charting policy reforms for building a hydrogen economy in India
Improved finance mechanisms in India and internationally are critical to scaling up the hydrogen economy.
India one of the nine countries to sign global pact to protect endangered river dolphins
Since the 1980s, the combined populations of river dolphin species have plummeted by 73%.