India generates close to 60 million tonnes of garbage every day, and of these, around 45 to 50 million tonnes are untreated. The metros themselves generate 10 million tonnes of waste daily. Initiatives like the Safai Sena in New Delhi are trying to change the way we look at waste and waste pickers. Award-winning environment journalist Bahar Dutt takes us through the process.
Millions of people in India depend upon the Ganga for their livelihood and well-being. A lifeline for almost 45 percent of the population, the river today suffers from overuse and pollution. Even as the Indian government has launched a massive campaign to clean the river. Citizens are also taking action for a clean river. More here: http://in.one.un.org/environmentday/
When natural disasters strike, it is children that are the most vulnerable to injuries and mortalities. The East Coast of India is one of the most cyclone prone regions in the country. In Andhra Pradesh, UNICEF works with the State Education Department to develop protocols to tackle natural disasters for school children.
Started by ex-journalist Merry Barua, when her own son suffered from the disorder, Action for Autism works across India to empower kids and adults with autism. From spreading awareness and influencing policy changes to finding better employment for people with autism.
Meet Tejasvi, both his legs are afflicted with polio and he has been practicing yoga since the age of 5. Through hard work and practice, today he can perform the hardest of asanas and postures. Watch to find out.
Muskaan, an adult training center for the intellectually disabled in New Delhi shows us the healing and therapeutic value of yoga in their lives. The sensory and motor skills are strengthened by engaging them in sports, yoga, aerobics, and weight management.
Did you know that the presence of a fishing cat is an indicator of a healthy mangrove ecosystem? To find out more, watch award-winning environment journalist Bahar Dutt try to catch a glimpse of the elusive fishing cat in Coringa Wildlife Sactuary, East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh.
On the eve of World Environment Day, nearly 2,000 volunteers, including schoolchildren, participated in a beach cleanup to remove the plastic filth that the sea had washed ashore on the the 3-km stretch at Versova beach. It was the 87th weekend since Versova residents, led by lawyer Afroz Shah, along with the civic body, began cleaning the beach. On Sunday, they removed more than 160 tonnes of trash.