India to tie-up with 4 nations to save rhinos, Crop burning raises risk of respiratory illness threefold ~ helpBIOTECH

05 March 2019

India to tie-up with 4 nations to save rhinos, Crop burning raises risk of respiratory illness threefold


India to tie-up with 4 nations to save rhinos - The Hindu 

Declaration signed to conserve and review population of Greater one-horned, Javan and Sumatran rhinos every 4 years 

India will collaborate with Bhutan, Nepal, Indonesia and Malaysia to increase the population of three species of Asian rhinos, including the Greater one-horned rhinoceros found in the Indian sub-continent. 

The five rhino range nations signed a declaration ‘The New Delhi Declaration on Asian Rhinos 2019’ for the conservation and protection of the species at the recently held Second Asian Rhino Range Countries meeting here. During the meet, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan affirmed India’s commitment towards rhino conservation. 


Crop burning raises risk of respiratory illness threefold, says IFPRI study - The Hindu 

The burning of agricultural residue — a contributor to north India’s winter pollution — increases the risk of respiratory illnesses threefold for those who experience it. It may also be responsible for an annual $30 billion (approximately 2 trillion) loss in terms of days of work lost in States affected by crop burning, according to a study by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). 


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