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India Plants a Record 50 Million Trees in 24 Hours

There’s no question that volunteers make a huge impact, but last week the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh undertook a 24-hour volunteer project that could one day be measured from space. The state coordinated the planting of almost 50 million trees by 800,000 volunteers in public spaces. The tree planting frenzy is the beginning of a reforestation effort the nation of …

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Half of India’s groundwater is poisonous – Akash Vashishtha

Already grappling with the Ganga cleaning project, the government seems to have a bigger problem at hand as the groundwater in more than half of the country’s districts is contaminated with poisonous substances.Groundwater in at least 387 districts has high nitrate levels The Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) has come up with a shocking assessment, according to which 276 districts …

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India Commits Suicide In New Delhi: No More Denial Over Farmer Suicides – Samar

Stunned, Speechless or disoriented? I have no clue what to feel about a suicide I saw unfolding on the computer screen in front of me 3 oceans away from where it happened. Gajendra Singh, a farmer from Rajasthan, hanged himself from a tree during an Aam Aadmi Party rally at Jantar Mantar in the heart of New Delhi. No, I …