Newsletter - March 2019
Founder Director/Dean of Amrita School of Business
In this month, we shall discuss the role of Ecological Services that we draw upon freely from our Mother Earth, and in that process what we are leaving behind for our children and grandchildren. This is another important concept that helps to build the framework for sustainable development (SD). All economic models (See. Fig. 1) consider the production and consumption system and the transactions that happen for this purpose, like people work in factories and get paid in terms of wages. However, as the Fig. 3 shows, the entire economic system
Solid Waste Management
By Hand in Hand, Chennai
Nava Graha Vanam
Kethu – Darbha Grass
Botanical Name: Imperata cylindrica (L.) Raeusch.
Tamil Name: Darbhai pullu
Sanskrit Name: Darbha
English Name: Sword Grass
Perennials. Culms 40-120 cm high, rhizomatous; nodes bearded. Leaves 12-50 x 0.5-1.2 cm, lanceolate or linear-lanceolate, base narrowed, mostly basal, glaucous; sheaths overlapping, to 8 cm long; ligule ovate, membranous. Panicles 4-18 cm long, spici-form, cylindrical, white silky hairy. Spike-lets 2.5-4 mm long, lanceolate, similar, pedicelled, enveloped in long silky hairs. Lower glume 2-3 x 1 mm, lanceolate, long-pilose without. Upper glume similar. Lower floret empty. Upper floret bisexual. First lemma 1.5-2 x 1 mm, oblong-lanceolate, hyaline, apex ciliate. Second lemma 1-1.5 x 1 mm, elliptic-lanceolate, hyaline. Palea 0.5-1 mm long, obovate. Stamens 2; anthers c. 3 mm long, orange-yellow. Ovary oblong; stigmas 2-3 mm long. (https://indiabiodiversity.org and http://keralaplants.in).
C.P.R. Environmental Education Centre
Landscaping and Beautification
Green Rameswaram Team
Revival and Renovation of Water Bodies Jhambhavan Teerthams
Vivekananda Kendra – Nardep
We all know that Bear-king “Jambavan” was an obedient servant of Lord Rama, and he fought along with his side against Ravana. Jambavan was very powerful even in his old age. There is a story that he just gave one kickto Ravana and Ravana fainted, such was his strength. In all his life, he never got any strongopponent to fight and this desire of fighting remain unfulfilled. He told this desire to Lord Ram.
Vivekananda Kendra - Nardep
On 20th March 2019, on the full moon day occasion local stakeholders conducted Teertha Pooja at Kapi Teertham and Agni Teertham. Volunteers cleaned the Teerthams, drawn the Rangoli and lighted beautiful lamps for Pooja. Then Teertha Namavali was chanted by all the participants. The programme ended by offering flowers and Turmeric to the Teertham. Around 30 Ladies and children’s participated in the programme.