Both Darjeeling MP Raju Bista and Siliguri MLA Dr Shankar Ghosh congratulated Dr Eklabya Sharma on being awarded the Padma Shri.
Both Darjeeling MP Raju Bista and Siliguri MLA Dr Shankar Ghosh congratulated Dr Eklabya Sharma on being awarded the Padma Shri. While Mr Bista extended his heartiest congratulations to Dr Eklabya Sharma on social media, Dr Ghosh today met Dr Sharma at his Siliguri residence.
Dr Sharma, originally from St Mary’s in Kurseong, had previously served as the deputy director general at International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu. He was also the head and the founding scientist incharge of GB Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, Sikkim, Darjeeling MP Mr Bista said.
Dr Sharma is the chairperson of Science Advisory Committee of GB Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and a fellow of Indian National Science Academy. He had joined as the vice chancellor of TERI School of Advanced Studies, previously known as TERI University, Delhi. Currently, he is serving as the Strategic Advisor and Distinguished Senior Fellow in Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), BangaloreRead More
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he TrickyScribe: Aware that the protection and improvement of the human environment is a major issue affecting the well-being of people and economic development throughout the world, the United Nation designated 5 June as World Environment Day and the day provides us with an opportunity to broaden the basis for an enlightened opinion and responsible conduct by individuals, enterprises and communities in preserving and enhancing the environment.
World Environment Day – INDIA
World Environment Day urges governments, industries, communities and individuals to come together to explore renewable energy, green technologies and improve air quality in cities and regions across the world. The theme this time in India is ‘Hawa Aane De’. India has formulated and launched the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP). This is a long term time-bound national level strategy and tackle the increasing pollution problem across the country. The objective of NCAP is comprehensive plan for prevention, control and abatement of air pollution besides augmenting the air quality monitoring network. The tentative national level target is reduction of PM2.5 and PM10 concentration by 20% – 30% by 2024.
he pollution we are supposed to breathe in is dependent on many factors including access to clean energy for cooking and heating, the time of day and the weather. Nobody is safe from this pollution, which comes from five main human sources.
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