11. Panchayat and Media

Panchayat and MediaPanchayat bodies are backbone of rural India. It is an administrative body at village level and it is our primary duty to make it sustainable. The media highlights and bring the problems of rural India to us but we usually forget these news quickly after reading them. In order to highlight the different issues related to panchayat, Indian Environmental Society (IES) has made an attempt to bring together all the news of Panchayat and Rural India in a special book “Panchayat and Media” which covers General News, Development, Future Plans, Laws and Policies, Health etc.

12. Biodiversity and Conservation of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

Biodiversity and Conservation of Medicinal and Aromatic PlantsIndia is one of the mega biodiversity regions in the world. This country offers a great potential in herbal medicines with traditional market turnover more than 4000 crores but over exploitation of natural resources along with loss of traditional knowledge are causing big threat to biodiversity. “Phulwari ki Nal”, a sanctuary in south of Rajasthan is rich in floral diversity. This book contains the identification, characteristics and medicinal uses of plants growing in the sanctuary. It also contains the conservation strategies adopted by the local people and papers presented during National Seminar organised by Indian Environmental Society (IES) at Udaipur on 4th and 5th Feb 2006.

13. Conservation and Sustainable Use of Water Resources

Conservation and Sustainable Use of Water ResourcesWater is the most important component of environment next to Air, covering around 3/4th of the earth surface. Inspite of its abundance several factors have made its availability limited. Yamuna River is one of the most important rivers of India and considered as the lifeline of North-India. But now it is the river of unfulfilled hope as rapid industrialization, deforestation and urbanization have made its water unfit for drinking and unsafe for living beings to live in. The Indian Environmental Society (IES) has taken an initiative to create mass awareness on the water pollution of River Yamuna. This publication carries many papers presented during the workshops organised by IES to protect water bodies and make them sustainable.

14. Information Pack on Environment

Information Pack on EnvironmentEvery year World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5th. On this day, Indian Environmental Society (IES) with the support of Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) has made an initiative to make people and children aware of basic issues of environment. For this IES has released an Information Pack on Environment containing issues of environment like Biodiversity and its Conservation, Solid Waste Management, Air and Water Pollution and Importance of Water.

15."Success stories of Panchayat Raj"

It is an interesting publication of IES, published in bilingual i.e. containing articles both in Hindi and English language. It concentrates on the success stories from different hindi & English newspaper. In this publication, lots of case studies are given from different states (such as U.P, Kerla, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Uttaranchal, Assam, and Rajasthan) regarding the role of Panchayati Raj & environment management.