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Human Rights and Sustainable Development

By
Dr.Sanjay Banerji
Founder Director/Dean of Amrita School of Business

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Dear Friends,

In this blog we shall discuss with you the links between Human Rights and Sustainable Development(SD). In a very simple terms, access to basic human rights like food, shelter, education, energy, healthcare, voice etc. for the entire mankind on Mother Earth (Captured by the term ‘Equity’) is an essential prerequisite for continued economic development (Economy), while retaining the essential balance of our natural environment (Ecology). Thus the principal theme of SD is to retain the balance between equity, ecology and economy.

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Solid Waste Management

By Hand in Hand, Chennai

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Regular MSWM and Behavioral Change Communication (BCC)activities were conducted during the month:

Thai Ammavasai festival, an annual congregation in Rameswaram was celebrated with reverence on 4th February. Around 3,00,000 pilgrims visited the holy town andthe temple during the festival. The MSWM team handled 15 tons of waste generated surrounding the temple and the beach during the festival.

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Nava Graha Vanam
Rahu – Dhup Grass

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Botanical Name: Cynodon dactylon  (L.) Pers.
Tamil Name: Arugampillu
Sanskrit Name: Niladurva
English Name: Bermuda Grass


Habitat

Slender,stoloniferous creeping perennials. Leaves 1-10 x 0.1-0.5 cm, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, glaucous; sheaths keeled; ligules fimbriate, membranous. Inflorescence of terminal, digitate 3-4 spikes; spikes 1-sided, oblong to 5 cm long. Spike-lets sessile, 2-3 mm long, oblong-lanceolate, laterally compressed, 1-flowered. Lower glume 1.5-2 x 0.5 mm, lanceolate, chartaceous, 1-nerved. Upper glume c. 2 x 0.5 mm, lanceolate, chartaceous, 1-nerved.Lemma 2-3 x 1.5-2 mm, boat-shaped, ovate-oblong when spread, keeled.Palea 2-2.5 x 0.5-1 mm, boat-shaped or oblong when spread, chartaceous. Stamens 3; anthers 1-1.5 mm long.Ovary c. 0.5 mm long, oblong; stigmas 0.5-1 mm long, pink.Caryopsis c. 1 mm, linear. (https://Indiabiodiversity.org/).

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M. Subramanian
Project Officer
C.P.R. Environmental Education Centre
Chennai
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Social Capital

By
Vivekananda Kendra - Nardep

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As a part of reviving the rejuvenated Teerthams as a tourist destination we have started the Teertha Pooja in all the rejuvenated Teerthams in Rameswaramas a follow up of Governors visit
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