India maintained it

India maintained it

India maintained its 100 percent record of winning elections held in the United Nations Headquarters.United Nations: India has been elected to four key subsidiary bodies of the United Nations’ agency on economic and social issues" Banerjee said.

"Contrary to the tall claims of development in Gujarat during his period being made by Narendra Modi, which includes District Inspector of Schools (DIOS) and Additional District Magistrate (Judicial).000 litres of liquor from the college and arrested the seven accused. Jawed Ashraf. Papua New Guinea and Australia after completing a maritime exercise with Singapore. said such attacks on Dalits had become a regular event in the state and the government had not done enough to give justice to Dalits.Ahmedabad: Gujarati writer Amrutlal Makwana has returned a state award he got in protest against the beating of some Dalit youths in the state by cow vigilantes The study, The famed Dal Lake is Srinagar’s most important landmark and figures right on the top of every tourist’s Kashmir itinerary.Lined by beautiful gardens dating back to the Mughal era the lake covers an area of about 24 sq km More than 50000 shikara (wooden boat) dwellers live in its vicinity and 1200 stationary boats float on its waters Over the years the lake has come under increasing threat because of population explosion encroachment and pollution leading to the ATREE study being commissioned by the UNDP on the Jammu and Kashmir government’s request The Dal Lake’s problems are numerous Its area is shrinking because of development activity Those living around it have been reclaiming land for cultivation Sewage facilities have not been provided to either the locals living around the lake or the houseboats catering to tourists The ATREE study which started early this year is a rapid scoping analysis an intense study accomplished in a short period describes Ganesan Balachander ATREE’s director and the head of its Dal Lake study team Looking at what has been already done the team hopes to plug the gaps in knowledge and recommend further steps Balachander said There has been no dearth of probes on the Dal Lake Interventions date back to the 1970s when the chief minister of the time Farooq Abdullah set up an initiative to look into its development In 1990 a New Zealand firm was hired to study the lake and in 2000 the Indian Institute of Technology at Roorkee undertook yet another in-depth analysis of the lake’s problems “The problems of the lake are well known and many PhDs have been earned by studying it” said Irfan Yasin the vice chairman of the J&K government’s lakes and waterways development authority who oversaw the lake’s development until his retirement a few weeks ago However its breadth and multi-disciplinary approach to problem-solving set apart the Bangalore-based ATREE’s investigation The think tank has put together a composite team to address a problematic issue from a variety of angles in natural sciences social sciences economic policy and technology Manzoor Shah a botanist from the University of Kashmir who specialises in aquatic ecology says that the solutions from past studies have been engineering-based rather than ecological The studies have been fragmented and there has been no coordination between the study experts agencies managing the lake and people living around the lake “Despite many interventions and huge spending there has been little change” said Shah who is coordinating the UNDP study team’s efforts on the ground The Dal Lake holds profound meaning for the people of Kashmir says ATREE’s Siddharth Krishnan a sociologist on the team “I’m looking at the lake people’s aspirations the future they envisage for it and the future they see for themselves around the lake” he said Another ATREE team member is studying the efficiency of the five sewage treatment plants situated around it Balachander himself is looking at the governance issues ATREE which specialises in biodiversity and conservation research is funded by the likes of Wipro Tata the Ford Foundation the World Bank Infosys co-founder SD Shibulal and another co-founder Nandan Nilekani’s spouse Rohini Nilekani Its influential work has been instrumental in getting southern India’s Western Ghats recognised as a Unesco World Heritage site blockading mining in the Kudremukh forests and granting community forest rights to the tribal people of BR Hills near Mysore ATREE’s report on the Dal Lake to be submitted in June to the J&K government will be written in the context of what is feasible giving it a greater likelihood of being sustained “It is a practical pragmatic approach” says Shah of Kashmir University For instance it will suggest an institutional mechanism where locals will be fully involved in reviving the lake — such as training local lake managers and dealing sensitively with those living around the lake The report will cover the duration techniques and costing of the revival project including awareness building involving local citizen groups and providing alternate livelihoods A holistic approach that also involves local residents could be the way forward in dealing with India’s myriad ecological challenges Balachander says ATREE’s integrated approach has a good chance of succeeding — provided political will and funding come together of course If the Dal Lake revival study’s suggestions are successfully implemented then a similar management regime can be built around wetlands water bodies and rivers around the country from the Ganga in the north to the lakes of Bangalore saritharai@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: June 10 2017 12:31 pm Even before her Bollywood debut Sara Ali Khan is making heads turn Related News Sara Ali Khan is all set to make her Bollywood debut with director Abhishek Kapoor’s film Kedarnath Sara along with mother Amrita Singh Abhishek and Sushant Singh Rajput were spotted outside a Mumbai eatery recently Abhishek earlier confirmed that Sara is a part of his film However makers are yet to release an official statement about the same Sara and Abhishek were recently spotted outside Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand The picture has surfaced online and is going viral The director was in the state for a recce according to a Times of India report A major portion of the film will be shot in Uttarakhand Sara and Abhishek attended the morning aarti at the temple and sought Lord Shiva’s blessings for their upcoming film The film is reportedly a love story that will go on floors by the end of this year Even before her Bollywood debut Sara is making heads turn Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh’s gorgeous daughter was supposed to make her debut with Karan Johar’s film But somehow things didn’t materialise Sara was seen mingling with Bollywood stars at Karan Johar’s birthday party Source: Instagram/All about Uttarakhand News Meanwhile Sushant Singh Rajput –who had worked with Abhishek in Kai Po Che in past — says that he was waiting to work with the director “Fitoor almost happened But I was waiting to work with Abhishek Kapoor after Kai Po Che One thing apart from innocence I like in people is their passion You might not have an immediate success but that doesn’t matter to me If you are passionate I cannot say no as I am also like that” the actor told PTI When asked about working with Sara Sushant says “We still have to sign the film so I can’t say much about working with Sara” For all the 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