Point-Wise Current-Affairs & GS (Includes Important PIB Updates) 2019 with Maps & Data- IAS, SSC etc

  • Jan 25, 2020
  • 1 Agricultural Produce Market Committee (AMPC) and Electronic National Agriculture Market ENAM [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    At the 6th World Congress on rural and Agriculture Finance, the finance Minister recommended all the state governments to dismantle APMCs and joint to eNAM, a Pan India Electronic trading platform. The government is planning to link all 7500 APMCs, weekly and bi-weekly temporary

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  • 2 Disha Act, 2019 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Bills ]

    To protect the Women and Children against the sexual offense, new legislation bill has been passed by the state Government of Andhra Pradesh i. e. , Disha Bill, 2019. Disha Bill was amended after the death of a veterinarian doctor in Hyderabad. Under the bill, justice will be del

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  • 3 Reasons Responsible for Addiction [ Health ]

    Addiction is the use of substances such as alcohol, inhalants, opioids, cocaine and nicotine, or behaviors such as gambling. It also includes street drugs, nicotine and some prescription medications in times they are used improperly. Activity addiction consists of activities such

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  • 4 Where to Look for Alcohol Addiction Help [ Health ]

    Recent statistics show that nearly 15 million Americans have an alcohol addiction. The same research shows that only 3 - 7 % of alcoholics can actually quit drinking on their own, leaving the majority of alcoholics continuing a cycle of addiction.

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  • Jan 22, 2020
  • 1 Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Addiction [ Health ]

    Just like there are a multitude of different causes and effects of alcohol addiction, there are also a number of different signs and symptoms ranging from physical too emotional to mental symptoms. Unfortunately, often times the alcohol abuser cannot see the signs and symptoms or

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  • Jan 20, 2020
  • 1 Recovering from Alcohol Addiction [ Health ]

    Even scarier than deciding to receive treatment for alcohol addiction is finishing that rehabilitation treatment and being left to recover on your own. Whether you have just left an inpatient treatment facility or are finally moving out of a sober living facility, this can be an

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  • 2 Outpatient Alcohol Addiction Treatment Programs [ Health ]

    An excellent alternative to a costly inpatient rehabilitation and treatment program is to find a suitable outpatient treatment program. The difficult part about one of these programs is finding one that will allow an alcoholic to only participate in an outpatient program, as many

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  • 3 Online Alcohol Addiction Resources [ Health ]

    The Internet has become an excellent resource for those currently struggling with alcohol addiction, as well as recovering addicts. Many alcohol addicts previously felt isolated from the rest of the world or were too ashamed or embarrassed of their addiction to go outside of thei

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  • 4 Living with Someone Addicted to Alcohol [ Health ]

    There are many difficulties caused by living with someone addicted to alcohol. Despite all of the emotional ups and downs associated with living with this person on a daily basis, it may seem even more overwhelming and emotional to consider how you will begin to help the person o

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  • Jan 12, 2020
  • 1 Finding Alcohol Addiction Inpatient Facilities [ Health ]

    Once you have decided to make that step towards sober living from alcohol dependency, the next step would be deciding which type of facility to receive treatment in. Of course, if insurance pays for it, you have the available time, or your work will let you take off for treatment

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  • Jan 10, 2020
  • 1 Effects of Alcohol Addiction [ Health ]

    Just as there are multiple causes of alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction, there are also multiple effects. These include physical, mental and emotional, as well as short-term and long-term effects. There are also often effects related to the withdrawal of alcohol for someone that

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  • Jan 9, 2020
  • 1 Kurukshetra December 2019 Agro-based Industries Perspectives of Dairy Industry [ Kurukshetra ]

    Perspectives of Dairy Industry In India: Dairying provides a remunerative outlet for family labour, so farmers’ families are encouraged to take up dairying as an occupation subsidiary to agriculture. Other than income generation & livelihood security, dairying also ensures nutrit

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  • 2 Harmonized System Code to India’s Khadi [ Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India’s Khadi has been allocated a separate harmonized system Code by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Harmonized system is a six-digit identification code being developed by the World Customs Organization (WCO). This code is also referred to as the Universal Economic Langu

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  • 3 Alcohol Addiction [ Health ]

    The difficult part in managing alcohol addiction is that it is a disease caused by multiple factors. This makes it nearly impossible to pinpoint or to even consider one potential cure for the disease. Remember that each person who becomes dependent on alcohol will usually do so b

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  • 4 Alternative Alcohol Addiction Resources and Programs [ Health ]

    If you have looked into traditional alcohol addiction rehabilitation programs and just feel they aren’t for you, don’t get discouraged! There are a variety of alternative alcohol addiction and abuse resources and programs popping up throughout the United States, Canada, and overs

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  • Jan 7, 2020
  • 1 Carbon Credit Smoke Screen CO2 emissions [ Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. Bodies, Down-to-Earth ]

    In 2018 COP24 in Katowice (is a city in southern Poland) finalises elements of the Paris Rulebook on the format for national targets, financial reporting, transparency requirements, and the global stocktake. In 2019 Russia Agreement. The US triggers one-year countdown to final wi

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  • 2 Seed Bombing in Chattisgarh [ Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Down-to-Earth ]

    Seed bombing is a technique that introduces vegetation by throwing or dropping seed balls on barren land. This technique implies aerial reforestation and within a week a green carpet appears over the vacant patches. People from Rehmla Village in Chattisgarh Lakhanpur block march

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  • 3 Kurukshetra December 2019 Agro-based Industries [ Kurukshetra ]

    Agro-Industries To Increase Farmer’s Income: Agro-industries are getting has larger scope for acceleration in future given thrust on doubling farmer’s income w/corporate sector keen on investing in agribusiness to harness emerging opportunities in domestic & global markets, refo

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  • Jan 5, 2020
  • 1 Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) indicator of economic health [ Education, Economy, Health ]

    Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) is an indicator of economic health, business momentum in the industrial sector of an economy. PMI reflects the investor’s sentiments about the manufacturing sector. PMI is published separately for the manufacturing and services sectors but more imp

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  • 2 Operation Clean Art [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Clean Art is a Pan India operation to crack down the smuggling of mongoose hair. Operation Clean Art is carried out by the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau which is a statutory body working under the Ministry of Environment. The mongoose is hunted for their hair to make paintbrushes

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  • 3 MoU between India and Germany agency [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    MoU was signed between India and German agency DGUV in the field of occupational diseases, rehabilitation and vocational training of insured persons with disabilities and workers with disabilities. The MoU between India and DGUV of German will help in the exchange of information

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  • Jan 2, 2020
  • 1 National Institute of Design Amendment Bill, 2019 (NIDAB) [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Bills ]

    National Institute of Design (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was introduced in Rajya Sabha by the Minister of Commerce and Industry on July 2019 to declare 4 National Institutes of Design as Institutions of National Importance. In the last 60 years, the parliament declared 141 institution

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  • 2 FASTag the technology of Radio frequency identification (RFID) [ Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    FASTag are electrically based toll collection system implemented by the Indian Highway Management Company (IHMCC) and National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) including National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI). Fastags uses the technology of Radio frequency identification (

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  • 3 Integrated Coastal Zone Management Program [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology ]

    The pollution which is created by the humans at the coastal areas making beaches dirty and the oceans are filling with pollution. To address these issues, the integrated coastal zone management program was launched. It is working under the Ministry of Environment Forest and Clima

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  • Dec 31, 2019
  • 1 DTE 1-15 Dec 2019 Carbon Credit Smoke Screen [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Carbon Credit Smoke Screen: Carbon markets have shifted the mitigation responsibility from developed to the developing countries. These carbon markets were created under the Kyoto Protocol of 1997 with the hope that their expansion would increase investments in low-carbon and mit

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  • 2 Yojana December 2019 Urbanisation [ Yojana ]

    We Shape Our Cities, Thereafter the Cities Shape Us: •”Urbanisation can be prevented from turning ugly not by keeping people away the cities but by taking cities to where people already live. ” This needs a holistic approach of developing urban and rural India in a mutually-symbi

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  • Dec 26, 2019
  • 1 🌟 E-Cigarettes and Nicotine: Addiction [ Health ]

    E-Cigarettes are the battery-powered vaporizer that works by heating up nicotine liquid, called “juice. ” E-Cigarettes do not fall within the ambit of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply

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  • 2 Drug Types, Examples and Risks [ Health ]

    Drug abuse just does not affect the user; it also affects their friends and their families. Somethimes recreational drug use triggers an outright addiction. There are many underlying causes addiction- from prescription drug abuse to self-medication. There are seven different drug

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  • 3 Drug Addiction Rehabilitation [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    Drug rehabilitation is the process of medical or psychotherapeutic to remove dependence on psychoactive substances such as alcohol, prescription drugs, and street drugs such as cannabis, cocaine, heroin, or amphetamines. It enables the patient to cease substance abuse and to purs

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  • 4 Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drug) Abuse [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    Adolescence is the critical time for preventing drug addiction. Risk of drug use increases greatly during times of transition. Therefore, for adults these times include a divorce or loss of a job. For a teenager, risky times include moving, family divorce, or changing schools. Be

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  • 5 🌟 Scheme of Assistance for Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drug) Abuse [ Health, Important Days, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment implements Central Sector Scheme of ‘Assistance for Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drug) Abuse’ for identification, counseling, treatment, and rehabilitation. Financial assistance is provided for setting-up and running Integrate

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  • Dec 24, 2019
  • 1 DTE 16 to 31 December [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Junk and Packaged Foods-Monster: Junk foods are pre-prepared or packaged food with low nutritional value. Ultra-Processed foods have been reported to have extreme amounts of salt and fat that severely affect health. Junk foods contain mainly saturated fat, sugar and salt, vegetab

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  • 2 DTE 16 to 31 December The main reasons for the decline in elephant population [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Social and Emotional Intelligence of Elephants: Elephants have been observed to closely resemble humans in their emotional and social behaviour. It has been revealed that elephants can identify themselves which might be due to elephant’s excellent memory which can help recognise

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  • 3 2G Ethanol plant in Panipat [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The government is planning to set up twelve 2G ethanol bio-refinery plants in 11 states in India including Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Assam, Odisha, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh with an investment of 10,000 crores. Indian Oil has

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  • Dec 23, 2019
  • 1 Global Bio-India Summit [ Science/Technology, Environment/Ecology, Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    First Global Bio-India Summit-2019 was organized in New Delhi from 21st to 23rd November, 2019. This Summit was organized by the Department of Biotechnology under the Ministry of Science and Technology and co-organized by the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council. Th

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  • 2 Uttam Rake [ Railways ]

    On the 69th Foundation Day of Western Railways Uttam Rake was introduced. Uttam Rake is a non Ac local train for ladies from Churchgate to Virar in Mumbai. As a part of Make in India initiative several advanced features have been set up in the train. Two Uttam Rake were built at

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  • 3 Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) [ Agriculture/Agro Industries, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Zero budget means without using any money or credit to purchase any inputs and other expenses in farming and natural farming means farming with nature and without chemicals. Farmers use products from nature like cow dung as manure. Zero Budget Natural Farming does not involve pes

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  • Dec 19, 2019
  • 1 Increase in Ex-gratia for fatal coal mine accidents [ Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The central government has increased the ex-gratia amount to Rs. 15 lakh from Rs. 5 Lakh for fatal accidents in the coal mine. This compensation will cover more than 3.5 lakh families of workers of Coal India.

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  • 2 Plastic Waste in Development of Roads [ Health, Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Non-Biodegradable plastic waste is one of the biggest threats to the environment and human health. To tackle the challenges of plastic waste the Ministry of Road Transport and Highway converting plastic waste with the Bitumen to build green, all-weather sustainable roads and High

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  • 3 Swachh-Nirmal Tat Abhiyaan [ Health, Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Swachh-Nirmal Tat Abhiyaan is launched under the Union Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) to create awareness about drive and cleanliness program in 50 identified beaches. The beaches were identified from 10 coastal States/UTs these are Andhra Pradesh, Ke

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  • Dec 14, 2019
  • 1 Yojana December 2019 Urbanisation Slums in India – Facts & Misconceptions [ Yojana ]

    Slums in India – Facts & Misconceptions: “Blue polygon” settlements, so termed because clusters of such homes- four poles surmounted by a blue plastic sheet-appear as blue rectangles in satellite images. UN- Habitat employs five criteria to identify slums. Each related to a livin

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  • 2 Yojana December 2019 Urbanisation Developing Natural Forest Cover [ Yojana ]

    Developing Natural Forest Cover: A Case Study from Yadadri, Telangana: W/enthusiasm generated across all sections of society to plant & protect saplings planted under ‘Telanganaku Haritha haram, ’ a flagship programme of state to create an entire forest instead of mere plantation

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  • Dec 10, 2019
  • 1 The Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Wholesale Price Index (WPI) [ Economy ]

    Retail inflation (CPI) has been increased to 4.62 % which is 16-month high and above the targeted rate of inflation. Increase in Consumer Price Index (CPI) is due to food inflation which has increased to 6.93%. This increase of inflation is higher since 2016. Recently there has b

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  • 2 Sambhar Lake [ Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    Sambhar Lake is India’s biggest inland salt water lake and UNESCO world heritage site located at Jaipur district in Rajasthan. It is protected under the Ramsar Convention which has a global recognition to conserve wetlands. It is host to lots of migratory birds mainly Flamingo’s.

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  • 3 Pneumonia the Occasion of World Pneumonia Day [ Health ]

    Pneumonia and diarrhoea progress report card has been released recently on 12th November 2019 by International Vaccine Access Centre of John Hopkins (IVAC) on the occasion of World Pneumonia Day. IVAC helps in building knowledge and support for the value of vaccines. The report r

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  • 4 Mangroves of Sundarbans Wetland [ Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    The mangroves are considered as salt tolerant plants being adaptable to harsh conditions in climatic conditions in coastal regions. Mangroves can withstand higher temperature; higher humidity and can stand strong winds. It provides protection to the coastal communities.

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  • Dec 9, 2019
  • 1 India’S Noise Regulation Rules [ Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth ]

    Noise pollution is the propagation of noise with harmful impacts on the human activity or animal life occurring mainly due to human activities. Ambient noise levels have been increasing from various sources. like industrial activity, loudspeakers, music systems, noise from the ve

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  • Dec 6, 2019
  • 1 DTE 15-30 Nov 2019 [ Down-to-Earth ]

    REDD + Potential for India: REDD refers to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. It also includes role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries. REDD mechanism was introduced under U

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  • 2 DTE 15-30 Nov 2019 Ganga Action Plan [ Down-to-Earth ]

    Two out of every three Indians drink milk adulterated with detergent, caustic soda, urea and paint. The WHO has warned India that failure to immediately check the adulteration of milk and milk products would see 87 % of Indian citizens suffering serious diseases like cancer by 20

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  • 3 DTE 15-30 Nov 2019 the Regional Comprehensive [ Down-to-Earth ]

    The National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) -designed to mitigate pollution hotspots has identified 129 cities that donot comply with the particulate standards. The Chinese government adopted the approach to Unified Planning, Unified Monitoring altering and unified standards in multi

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  • Dec 2, 2019
  • 1 Single Use Plastics Rise of Plastic Consumption in India [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Single Use Plastics or Disposable plastics include items intended to be used only once before they are thrown away or recycled. Some of the examples include plastic bags, straws, coffee stirrers, soda and water bottles and most food packaging. The Prime Minister of India at the S

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  • 2 Global Innovation Index -2019 GII Preview [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India ranked at 52nd position among the 129 nations based on 80 indicators in Global Innovation Index 2019. In 2018 India’s rank was 57. India’s rank has been consistently improving. It jumped from 57th position to 52nd in this year. Switzerland is in the first position in the in

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  • 3 📹 SMART Cities and AMRUT Mission [ Policy/Governance ]

    SMART Cities and AMRUT are the two major schemes of Central Government of India for the development of Urban areas. Under the Smart Cities Mission, 100 cities with the objective of promoting area-based urban development initiatives will be covered. Under AMRUT basic services like

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  • 4 Tiger Conservation in Nagarjunasagar-Srisailam and Andhra Pradesh [ Environment/Ecology ]

    The number of tigers in Nagarjunasagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve (NSTR) in Andhra Pradesh has increased by efforts taken by Tiger Conservation Foundation (TCF). Nagarjuna-Srisailam Tiger Reserve is also the largest tiger reserve and it spreads over five districts of Andhra Pradesh

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  • Nov 29, 2019
  • 1 Dhanush Artillery Guns [ Science/Technology, Defense ]

    Dhanush is the first indigenous long range artillery gun introduced in the Indian army on 4th November, 2019. It was manufactured by the Jabalpur based Gun Carriage Factory. Indian Army which began inducting the indigenously upgraded Dhanush artillery guns entire order of 114 gun

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  • 2 Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a free trade agreement consisting of 16 countries across the Asia-Pacific region. This partnership looks after the trade agreement among its member countries by dropping tariffs and duties. RECP member’s accounts for 25 % of t

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  • 3 AYUSH, Traditional Medicine System [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    AYUSH traditional Medicine System of India consists of Ayurveda, yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Homeopathy and these medicine systems are being practiced in India since ages. Ayurvedic system includes physical, psychological, spiritual and social. Indian government wants to

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  • Nov 28, 2019
  • 1 Wastelands the Land Resource Department [ Environment/Ecology ]

    The National Remote Sensing Centre prepared a wasteland Atlas being released by the Land Resource Department. Degraded forests, overgrazed pastures, drought-struck pastures, eroded valleys, hilly slopes, waterlogged marshy lands, barren land etc constitute to Wastelands.

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