Alliance for Sustainable and Holistic Agriculture

Alliance for Sustainable and Holistic Agriculture or ASHA is an alliance of about 400 diverse organizations drawn from more than twenty states across India, that initially came together through the Kisan Swaraj Yatra (Oct-Dec 2010), a nation-wide mobilization around Food-Farmers-Freedom. About the Kisan Swaraj Yatra: The Kisan Swaraj Yatra taken up by ASHA Read More …

Dolphin population declines in India’s only dolphin sanctuary

Context: Dredging, freight transport, pollution, and a lack of management plan leaves India’s only dolphin sanctuary, Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary (VGDS) in Bihar’s Bhagalpur district, under threat. The number of dolphins in the sanctuary had declined to 154 from 207 in 2015. Dredging activity has increased manifold in recent years because Read More …

Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats

The Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats (IDWH) is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme launched during the 11th Plan period to provide technical and financial assistance to States/UTs for protection of wildlife habitat. The activities covered under the scheme include the staff development and capacity building, wildlife research and evaluation, anti-poaching activities, Read More …