Budget 2023 Conservation Initiatives

Context: Finance Minister budget speech introduced schemes and policies aimed at ecological conservation. Targeting an array of different issues, these schemes come with the promise of preserving India’s ecological health. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: MISHTI (Mangrove Initiative for Shoreline Habitats & Tangible Incomes) Importance of Mangroves PM PRANAM (Prime […]

Green Growth Push

Focus: GS III: Environment and Ecology Why in News? The finance minister listed ‘Green Growth’ as one of the seven priorities of her Budget. She said that these seven principles complement each other and act as the ‘Saptarishi’ guiding India through the Amrit Kaal. Component elements of the Budget’s Green Growth push Green Hydrogen Mission:  The […]

About Albinism

Context: Recently a partial albino dhole (Cuon alpinus) has been photo-documented in Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary. Relevance: GS III- Environmental Pollution & Degradation, Conservation Dimensions of this article: About Albinism: About Dholes Conservation Status About Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary Source: The Hindu  

About Kelp Forests

Context: A recent study has revealed that Kelp forests are declining because of climate change. Relevance: GS III: Water Resources Dimensions of the Article: Key Findings of the Study: About Kelp Forests: Significance of Kelp Forests: Source: Down to Earth

Extinction of Cheetahs in India

Context: Recently, India and South Africa have finally signed a long-pending agreement to translocate 12 cheetahs to India. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: What caused the extinction of cheetahs in India? Why is the cheetah being brought back? South African cheetah: How was Kuno National Park chosen for the translocation? […]

Olive Ridley Sea Turtles

Context: Hundreds of dead Olive Ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) have washed ashore along the coastline between Kakinada and Antarvedi in the Godavari region of Andhra Pradesh during the ongoing annual breeding season on the east coast. Relevance: Prelims, GS-III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Breeding Grounds of the Olive […]

The Ken-Betwa River Linking Project

Context The Ken-Betwa Link Project’s (KBLP) Steering Committee recently met for the third time in New Delhi. Relevance GS Paper-3: Different Types of Irrigation and Irrigation Systems; Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Environmental Impact Assessment; Major Crops – Cropping Patterns in various parts of the country. Mains Question What is the Ken-Betwa link? Briefly discuss the […]

Spot Bellied Eagle Owl

Context: Recently, Spot Bellied Eagle Owl (Bubo Nipalensis) was spotted for the first time in Seshachalam forest, and for the third time in Andhra Pradesh. Relevance: GS III: Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: Spot-bellied Eagle Owl (also known as the Forest eagle-owl) IUCN and CITES Status: -Source: The Hindu

About the Snow leopard

Context: Recently 4 snow leopards were spotted in a rare sighting in Himachal Pradesh. Relevance: GS III- Environment and Ecology Dimensions of the Article: About the Snow leopard Snow Leopards in India and their conservation -Source: The Hindu

National Green Tribunal

Context: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has set a four-month deadline for remedial actions and recovering damages from the Kulda coal mine run by Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) in Odisha and the Tamnar thermal plant operated by Jindal Power Limited (JPL) in Chhattisgarh for transporting coal through villages in violation of environmental clearance (EC) conditions. […]