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Maharashtra’s climate action plan comes up short

Despite taking almost a decade to prepare a state action plan for climate change, the Maharashtra government has missed out on including issues related to thunderstorms, lightning and air pollution

Eight years after the central government’s direction to formulate a state action plan on climate change, and seven years after awarding the contract for a vulnerability assessment study…Read More

What are you breathing today in Maharashtra?

An air quality rating system is launched in the state on World Environment Day to make data from 20,000 samples publicly available

In January this year, a report estimated that air pollution kills 1.2 million Indians each year and takes 3% off the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The levels of the most dangerous airborne pollutants grew by 13% in India between…Read More

Sunshine brings water to villages

Off-grid solar-powered water filtration systems are supplying clean drinking water to remote hamlets in Palghar, Maharashtra, where most residents are indigenous

For Rakmi Bachusdore, a 60-year-old woman of the MaThakur tribe from Bhojpada village, the onset of summer was the harshest. “After March, there was no water in or around our village…Read More

Climate blight is harming the mango

Erratic rainfall and unexpected humidity, a fallout of increasingly unpredictable weather due to climate change, is hurting the cultivation and harvest of India’s favourite fruit

There’s no one better than Vivek Bhide for information and lore about the famed Alphonso mango of Ratnagiri. Known for the excellent quality of his Alphonso mangoes…Read more