Innovative Concepts

Water – A Depleting Resource

Mr Karunakara Reddy, Chairman & MD – SMAAT India

World Water Day is celebrated on 22 March to spread awareness about the significance of water in our daily lives, how every individual can save water, and the importance of drinking clean water. Studies say that 1.1 billion people in the world do not get clean drinking water; and in India, around 1800 human lives are lost daily due to contaminated water. 

Case Study: TANA TAPI, TAKUM NABUM AND THE GHORA AABHE SOCIETY

TANA TAPI, TAKUM NABUM AND THE GHORA AABHE SOCIETY  Recipient of Habitat Conservation Awards, 2014 - Arunachal Pradesh

The Ghora Aabhe Society consists of reformed hunters and conservationists living in and around Pakke Tiger Reserve, who have become the guardians of wildlife in this landscape. Situated in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, members of the society are known for carrying out ground-level conservation work with communities and governing agencies towards the awareness and conservation of biodiversity. Two of the key people from the society are Tana Tapi and Takum Nabum.

Elephas Maximus vs Homo Sapien

Dr. Khyne U Mar, John Roberts and Belinda Stewart Cox share their thoughts on captive elephants at EHNF

The history of the world is replete with names of illustrious members of the Asian Elephant or Elephas Maximus family such as -

Case Study: K. M. BUJARBARUAH

K. M. BUJARBARUAH Recipient of Food for the Future Awards, 2015 - Assam

Dr. K. M. Bujarbaruah is the Vice Chancellor of Assam Agricultural University and he is also a well-known Scientist and Academic with experience as the Principal Scientist and Joint Director of Nagaland Centre, Director of Research Centre on Mithun (Nagaland),
Ocer-on-Special Duty for NRC on Swine, (Guwahati, Assam), Director of ICAR Research Complex for Northeastern Hill Region, (Barapani, Meghalaya) and Deputy Director General (Animal Sciences), ICAR (New Delhi) in the past. He was also the National Facilitator

Case Study: NEELAM DUTTA

Neelam Dutta (right) receiving the prestigious Haladhar Organic Farmer Award, 2014 from the Union Agriculture Minister

Lakshmi Agriculture Multipurpose Project (LAMP) is a composite farm established way back in 1978-79 by late Dr. Hemen Dutta. It is situated in the village of Pabhoi in Sonitpur district of Assam covering around 12 hectares of land. Various farming activities like scientic sheries, sh seed eco-hatchery and indigenous breeding of local sh varieties as well as ornamental shes, takes place at LAMP. Neelam Dutta, the proprietor of LAMP, works on the motive of increasing productivity, availability and aordability of agricultural products.

Case Study: MUNJALI TOKBIPI

MUNJALI TOKBIPI receiving the Young Naturalist Awards, 2013 - Assam

A member of the Karbi Community, Munjali has been working relentlessly to protect wildlife and green cover in the Karbi-Anglong landscape along with local communities, for which she was awarded the Young Naturalist Award by Balipara Foundation in the year 2013when she was 27 years old. Munjali’s father works as a government employee and her mother is a housewife, and they both supported her on her choice to take an upbeat career path and work towards wildlife conservation.

Case Study: BIODIVERSITY AND NATURE CONSERVATION NETWORK (BIOCONE)

BIOCONE receiving the Green Guru Award in 2015

Since 2010, the year of its inception, Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Network (BIOCONE) NGO, has been growing in the eld of nature conservation in Mizoram. The organization is working towards raising awareness among local communities regarding the importance of biodiversity and ecological balance in India, specically focusing Mizoram. The organization is also involved in wildlife documentation and exploration of Northeast India, particularly in Mizoram.

Case Study: UTTAM TERON

UTTAM TERON Recipient of Green Guru Awards , 2013 - Assam

Born out of a humble household, son of a train driver and a homemaker mother, Uttam Teron belongs to a hamlet called Pamohi, 12 kilometers away from Guwahati. A member of the Karbi tribal community of Assam, Teron was fortunate enough to get educated at Cotton College and Arya Vidyapeeth College in Guwahati. Post the completion of his education, after returning home, Teron noticed that very few children from his village went to schools. There were multiple social, geographic and economic factors that restricted the children from getting educated.

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