Kataki Village, Andhra Pradesh, Water Trading in Futures Commodity, Mortality Rates Declines, Malnutrition Rises, and Tettilobus Trishula (DTE 1 - 15 January 2021)

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Kataki Village, Andhra Pradesh

Kataki Waterfall Development Committee

  • Charge ₹ 40 from cars and ₹ 10 from motorcycles.
  • Money collected is used to pay educational and medical bills.
  • 3 villages – ₹ 100 to each person from 3 villages and person changed every 10 days.

Water Trading in Futures Commodity

  • California – Water trading in futures commodity like gold and oil
  • The contracts were launched by Chicago-based cme Group on December 7, and are tied to the $ 1.1 billion California spot water market
  • The derivative that is being used is the Nasdaq Veles California Water Index, which was started two years ago
  • There can be an environmental cost in physical trade where water tables might get exploited or altered over long periods of time
  • Delhi՚s pollution issue can be solved by using non-woven jute and jute nursery bags to retain moisture in tree-less, dry, dusty soil neglected by mass unplanned construction
  • Jute is part of the earth and goes back to the earth after we use it. You will not see a jute bag lying around for decades refusing to collapse into its original state on the earth.

Mortality Rates Declines, Malnutrition Rises

  • Children born between 2014 and 2019, are more malnourished than the previous generation.
  • Meghalaya (46.5 per cent) had the highest prevalence of stunting followed by Bihar (42.9 per cent) . At 22.3 per cent, Sikkim has the lowest prevalence of stunting
  • Ladakh and Andhra Pradesh have made the least progress in addressing the problem.
  • Affluent states like Goa (25.8 per cent) and Kerala (23.4 per cent) have reported a rise in stunting of the 17 states have seen an increase in at least one aspect of child under nutrition (underweight, stunting or wasting)
  • Sikkim, Jammu & Kashmir, Goa, and Assam have witnessed a steep reduction not only in neonatal mortality rate (nmr) , but also in infant mortality rate (imr) and under-five mortality rate (u-5-mr) .
  • The percentage of under-five children who are anaemic has also registered an overall increase in all states with the only exception of Meghalaya.

Tettilobus Trishula

Grasshopper Specialist Group of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is initiating the Red List Assessment of grasshoppers in India for the first time. The assessment will include a new species of grasshopper, Tettilobus trishula, discovered recently in the Eravikulam National Park in Kerala՚s Idukki district. The Red List of Threatened Species, founded in 1964, is the world՚s most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of biological species. Most of the 1,033 known Indian grasshopper species have been described by foreign researchers and remain a neglected group.

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