Rita Sharma
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UP must opt for the green economy path

UP’s size positions it well to be a leader in green accounting. A five-year exercise has been initiated by the Centre to quantify the country’s natural capital to help estimate each state’s green GSDP. UP should be at the forefront of this green accounting path.

In a state of 230 million people, the gains in development must be assessed while ensuring that ecosystems are not lost to deforestation, soil degradation, and pollution. Accounting for the decline in natural capital will be crucial while gauging the true value of the $1-trillion economy. (HT PHOTO)
In a state of 230 million people, the gains in development must be assessed while ensuring that ecosystems are not lost to deforestation, soil degradation, and pollution. Accounting for the decline in natural capital will be crucial while gauging the true value of the $1-trillion economy. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 19, 2022 07:14 PM IST

Bundelkhand’s majestic legacy needs attention

The region is dotted with ancient forts. To restore its legacy, a public-private effort, fortified by brand-building, must be made

Jehangir Mahal of Orchha Fort. (Shutterstock)
Jehangir Mahal of Orchha Fort. (Shutterstock)
Published on Jul 30, 2022 07:56 PM IST

For carbon-neutral growth, India must focus on agroforestry

The poor and vulnerable communities, dependent directly on land, water, and forests face irreversible changes to lives and livelihoods. Agroforestry can help them tackle this challenge

Agroforestry has several benefits: It enhances tree cover outside forests, works as a surrogate for natural forests sequestering carbon, keeps the pressure off natural forests, and helps increase farmers’ income. (Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)
Agroforestry has several benefits: It enhances tree cover outside forests, works as a surrogate for natural forests sequestering carbon, keeps the pressure off natural forests, and helps increase farmers’ income. (Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 19, 2022 06:28 PM IST
ByRita Sharma

How adaptation can serve the cause of climate justice

The past decade has been the hottest in recorded history. Building capacities for robust adaptation action will help the poor cope better

It appears that climate finance for adaptation, on the scale required, will need to flow largely from domestic sources (AFP)
It appears that climate finance for adaptation, on the scale required, will need to flow largely from domestic sources (AFP)
Updated on Nov 09, 2021 02:34 PM IST
ByRita Sharma

For a post-Covid-19 India, the need for postmodern agriculture

Much has been depleted through careless stewardship of natural resources. Sustainability is key. The agriculture sector will require scientific innovations to feed a growing population. The challenge is to get the best blend of continuity and change for finding our way towards the new normal

The postmodern back-to-the-future scenario for agriculture will continue to be scientifically propelled. Biotechnology, nanotechnology, Artificial Intelligence, remote sensing, communication technology and such frontier disciplines will promote resource-efficiency. Management at the level of agricultural landscapes and watersheds will be increasingly relevant. The multifunctional character of agriculture with its economic, environmental and social dimensions is already coming to the centre-stage. (PTI File)
The postmodern back-to-the-future scenario for agriculture will continue to be scientifically propelled. Biotechnology, nanotechnology, Artificial Intelligence, remote sensing, communication technology and such frontier disciplines will promote resource-efficiency. Management at the level of agricultural landscapes and watersheds will be increasingly relevant. The multifunctional character of agriculture with its economic, environmental and social dimensions is already coming to the centre-stage. (PTI File)
Updated on Sep 03, 2021 06:17 PM IST
ByRita Sharma

The untapped green potential of agroforestry

Agroforestry keeps the pressure off natural forests and contributes to reducing man-animal conflicts. Agroforestry meets almost half of the fuelwood needs, about two-thirds of the small timber demand, 70-80% of the plywood demand, and 9-11% of the country’s green fodder requirement

Representational image. (HT Archive)
Representational image. (HT Archive)
Updated on Jun 02, 2021 05:42 PM IST
ByRita Sharma

The role of MGNREGS in the climate crisis

Studies that measure the contribution of MGNREGS towards improving the adaptive capacity of the beneficiary households have remained few and far between

MGNREGS is climate-smart, contributing to both mitigation and adaptation (ANI)
MGNREGS is climate-smart, contributing to both mitigation and adaptation (ANI)
Updated on Apr 03, 2021 07:36 PM IST
ByRita Sharma
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