Sustainable Development: Mangalajodi Ecotourism Trust (Download PDF)

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Recently won the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Awards for “Innovation in Tourism Enterprise” . Mangalajodi is a village along the northern banks of Chilika Lake in Odisha. MET being a community owned is a community managed wildlife conservation venture. It is promoted by RBS Foundation India and Indian Grameen Services.

UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Awards for ″ Innovation in Tourism Enterprise)

  • Established in 1975.
  • United Nations agency.
  • Headquarter in Madrid.
  • Responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.
  • Since 1975 India is a member of UNWTO.

Included members

  • Private sector.
  • Educational institutions.
  • Tourism associations and local tourism authorities.

Gobardhan Yojana

  • Announced in the Budget 2018 - 19.
  • Launched by the Haryana Government.

Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources Dhan Yojana

  • Implementation under Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin.
  • To make villages clean.
  • Generate wealth and energy from cattle and other waste.
  • Focus on managing and converting cattle dung.
  • Solid waste in farms to compost.
  • Biogas and bio-CNG.

Some of the challenges are

  • To incentivize farmers to think of their cattle waste as a source of income.
  • Keeping the communities Swachh.

Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin

  • Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation.
  • Aim is to achieve a clean and Open Defecation Free (ODF) India by 2nd October, 2019.

Combustible Ice

  • Extraction done recently by Japan and China.
  • Sea floor off their coastlines.
  • A frozen mixture of water and concentrated natural gas.
  • Known as methane hydrate technically.
  • Formation is influenced by the porousness and permeability of enclosing materials.
  • Can be lit on fire in its frozen state.
  • Methane hydrate has been found beneath seafloors, buried inside Arctic permafrost and beneath Antarctic ice.
  • Reserves could meet global gas demands for 80 to 800 years at current consumption rates.

- Published/Last Modified on: March 15, 2020

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