How droughts are spelling disaster for Darjeeling tea

  Athar Parvaiz  Darjeeling: Famed for its taste and aroma, the Darjeeling Tea grown in the Himalayan foothills in west Bengal has been witnessing decline in production and exports because of frequent droughts, erratic rainfall and absenteeism of workers. Tea growers and researchers said that they are not hopeful about the future of Darjeeling Tea. […]

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India Seeks to Benefit from Pollution Reduction

Athar Parvaiz Paris/New Delhi, Dec. 12:  Efforts for forging a global agreement on reduction of greenhouse gases notwithstanding, India’s domestic situation has compelled the government to think of measures to control growing pollution from the transport industry and coal-fired power plants though it remains to be seen how swiftly these measures are implemented and how […]

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Ending Energy Poverty Through Payment of Ecosystem Services

Athar Parvaiz Dehradun, January 25, 2015:  Seeking an end to energy poverty in mountain areas where people lack access to modern energy, scientists have argued that the governments and the people living in plains should pay the people living in mountains for the ecosystem services of mountains enjoyed downstream. The scientists were expressing their views […]

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