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Published on: Aug. 11, 2020, 10:34 a.m.
Best practices of human-elephant conflict management in India
  • File picture of elephants in India. Source: Wikipedia

By Business India Editorial

Management strategies to minimise human-elephant conflict in India

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has released a document titled 'Best Practices of Human Elephant Conflict Management'. The document can be accessed here.

The document, a collection of images and management strategies, beautifully illustrates how the impact of human-elephant conflict can be minimised. In India alone, the conflict results in 500 human deaths each year, and causes damage to houses and crops. Over 100 elephants die due to human-related activities: which include poaching for ivory or meat, poisoning, electrocution and collision with trains.

♦ Rural areas to get 600 million LED bulbs at Rs10 apiece without government subsidy

Energy Efficiency Services Ltd plans to offer 600 million LED (light-emitting diode) bulbs in rural areas at Rs10 per piece, without any government support or subsidy. More details can be read here.

Dalai Lama to release book on Climate Change in November

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama will be releasing a book titled "Our Only Home: A Climate Appeal to the World" in November. More details about it can be found here.

Maharashtra declares the mangrove as a state tree

The proposal from the state mangrove cell to declare Sonneratia alba or mangrove apple, an evergreen mangrove species found along the state’s coastline, as state mangrove tree was approved during a meeting of the recently constituted State Board of Wildlife. More details can be found here.

Indian climate activist Archana Soreng named by UN chief to advisory group

Archana Soreng, a climate activist from India, has been named by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to an advisory group comprising young leaders. More details can be found here.


Rural Development

The harvesting of more than a billion litres of rainwater has benefited 1,400-plus households, comprising over 8,500 people in Madhya Pradesh

Coca-Cola India helps rejuvenate the Sukkhad river

Published on Sept. 27, 2020, 10:01 a.m.

The harvesting of more than a billion litres of rainwater has benefited 1,400-plus households, comprising over 8,500 people in Madhya Pradesh

Innovation

The company has moved from hybrid engines to all-electric ones for short distances

Altigreen is leveraging its superiority in EV infrastructure

Published on Sept. 24, 2020, 6:38 p.m.

The company has moved from hybrid engines to all-electric ones for short distances

Environment

The company’s work has seen broad recognition from customers and industry partners

Packmile is helping reduce waste in ecommerce and transit

Published on Sept. 19, 2020, 10:21 p.m.

The company’s work has seen broad recognition from customers and industry partners

Environment

Its 2019 accomplishments include a 10-per-cent growth in renewable energy use and a 20-per-cent reduction in incident rates

Flex’s global sites host community outreach activities

Published on Sept. 17, 2020, 8:41 p.m.

Its 2019 accomplishments include a 10-per-cent growth in renewable energy use and a 20-per-cent reduction in incident rates

E-MAGAZINE

Education

Crompton leads with a beacon of hope in tough times

Published on Sept. 27, 2020, 9:24 a.m.

Working with The Akshaya Patra Foundation, the consumer electricals major is helping the hungry to survive

NGOs

The grants allow six NGOs to feed more families and offer children a better chance in life

Education

Cyient is using technology to improve lives

Published on Sept. 17, 2020, 8:42 p.m.

Initiatives from education and health to social innovation and community development are determined by their long-term and sustainable effect

Rural Development

CRISIL serves hope to the pandemic-hit

Published on Sept. 12, 2020, 10:03 p.m.

The organisation has been providing food, information and help in digital literacy