The very same ingredients and chemicals that enable household cleaning products to keep our homes spotless, gleaming, germ-free and fragrant are also loaded with chemicals that can cause harm to humans and the environment.
India comprises around 17.86% of world population with an average land resource of 2.4%. The major occupation of two third of this population is agriculture. Though the Indian agricultural sector has always been glorified in the past for undergoing a major transformation during the Green Revolution and inclusion of modern farming practices, the current scenario is however not so pleasing for certain sections. The plight of the farmers in the Marathwada and Vidarbha region of Maharashtra is a matter of great concern for the entire nation. It is disturbing to know that in an agricultural country like India, there are regions where the farmers are in such a pitiful condition.
The world we see today has come into existence through a journey of evolution for millions of years, leaving biodiversity as its trail. Biodiversity represents the variety of life on earth and the various forms of their associations. We are completely dependant upon this network of life, which we are an integral part of.
No, this is not the suspense-filled title of a crime novel. It’s a blog post, talking about an actual event that has happened this year, regarding environmentalists and the work that they do. This is about the Goldman Environmental Prize, and the events surrounding it.