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Reviving Hindon River : A Basin Approach

Condition of Rivers in India are continuously on the decline with their significant visible impact on people and environmental health. While there is considerable focus on major rivers as a result of media attention and civil society activism, the plight of medium and minor rivers and often goes unnoticed. Hindon River, one of the most polluted rivers is one such example.

This study is an attempt to upgrade the existing studies with field observations and primary investigations and prepare basin level conservation plan. The detailed study is hoped to help plug information gaps and assist in its conservation with the major objective to empower sound decision by govt. and public authorities.

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Naturalising Jaipur

This publication put forward a plan to modify the natural conditions of Jaipur within the existing urban fabric to ensure climate resilience and sustainability. The publication is the second in the Naturalising series and provides description with a full city map of the natural features of Jaipur

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Sambhar Lake – An Important Wetland and Natural Heritage

Sambhar Lake, inspite of being a Ramsar Site and India’s largest inland salt water lake, has not received the kind of attention it deserves, either from Govt. institutions or academic institutes. Despite being the largest lake in a water starved state it’s condition is continuously on the decline.
INTACH’s Natural Heritage Division worked with CIWSA (Centre for Inland Waters South Asia, Jaipur) to upgrade the existing studies with field observations and primary investigations. The detailed study will help plug information gaps and assist in its conservation with the major objective to empower sound decision by govt and public authorities.

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Ecological Inventory of Yamuna River

River Yamuna is the lifeline of Delhi and one of the major rivers of the country. NHD carried out a study on stream biodiversity and various ecological Parameters of River Yamuna in NCT Delhi. The study attempted to plug the existing gaps on the ecological baseline status of the river. The findings are. compiled into a publication

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Naturalizing Delhi

This publication put forward a plan to modify the natural conditions of Delhi within the existing urban fabrics to ensure climate resilience and sustainability. It also has a map on which natural features of Delhi are very well delineated to ensure

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A Monograph on Geoheritage Sites of India

Geoheritage has been a neglected feature in the conservation landscape of India. Geological Survey of India [GSI] identified 26 geological sites over the years as National Geological Monuments. This monograph presents the results of a survey of the geo-monument sites, outlining threats and recommendations for their conservation.

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Conservation of Waterbodies in Delhi

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Urban Biodiversity and Conservation Seminar

The book is a compilation of papers presented at the Urban Biodiversity and Conservation Seminar organized by INTACH on November 23, 2013.

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The Sherthukpens of Arunachal Pradesh

The author of both books, Anita Sharma, study of these two societies in the course of her association with INTACH. She has attempted to analyse the traditional societies of the Sherthukpens and the Lepchas and the likely loss of indigenous knowledge and socio-cultural patterns in both societies as a result of the impact with modernity. While Sherthukpen society as a whole has been the subject of study in the first book, in the case of the Lepchas an attempt has been made to give a greater voice to the Lepcha individual and step back somewhat from the anthropological trend of studying societies at the cost of individuals.

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The Lepchas of Dzongu Region in Sikkim

The author of both books, Anita Sharma, study of these two societies in the course of her association with INTACH. She has attempted to analyse the traditional societies of the Sherthukpens and the Lepchas and the likely loss of indigenous knowledge and socio-cultural patterns in both societies as a result of the impact with modernity. While Sherthukpen society as a whole has been the subject of study in the first book, in the case of the Lepchas an attempt has been made to give a greater voice to the Lepcha individual and step back somewhat from the anthropological trend of studying societies at the cost of individuals.

The Nomadic Bakarwals of Jammu & Kashmir

The Bakarwals, clubbed with the Gujjars, together make up around 18% of the population of Jammu and Kashmir. Almost all Bakarwals are nomadic pastoralists who herd goat and sheep. Every April the nomadic Bakarwals migrate from the plains of Jammu, Poonch and Rajouri across the Pir Panjal Range to the high Himalayan pastures tha lie beyond the Kashmir Valley. Placed at the bottom rung of heirarchial order among the ethnic communities of Kashmir, the Bakarwals have long been the subject of racial prejudice and neglect in the state. This publication documents the Bakarwal society and endeavours to evolve sensitive methodologies that help uplift their morale and their socio-economic state.

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Rainwater Harvesting

Growing water scarcity is forcing the search for simple and economical self-reliant solutions. Storage of rain water is the key to spreading resource availability into the lean season. The water thus stored can be used for potable/ non-potable uses. This book is a basic manual for urban built-up areas.

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Narratives of the Environment of Delhi

An environmental perspective of Delhi’s past is difficult to come by. The reason appears to be that in the past environment was not an issue and the human footprint on the planet paled in front of awesome nature. The absence of environmental issues resulted in a corresponding absence of direct references to environmental issues or any form of dedicated environmental literature.

This exercise was initiated by the Natural Heritage Division of INTACH with a view to cull out natural characteristics of Delhi as referred to in archival material and as recalled by senior citizens of Delhi who have witnessed the loss and transformation of the natural character of Delhi as the city rushes headlong towards a steel and concrete modernity.

National Workshop on Natural Heritage

The book is a compilation of papers presented at the National Workshop on Natural Heritage organized by INTACH on September 4-5, 2009. The workshop was sponsored and funded by the Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India.

Delhi’s Natural Heritage

The book is a compilation of papers presented at the symposium on Delhi’s Natural Heritage, jointly organized by INTACH and the United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) on May 13, 2009.

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A Monograph on the Sacred Woods used in Traditional Religious Ceremonies in India

Trees, which are vital to our existence, have been worshipped by the Hindus as a matter of gratitude. Many trees such as Ficus religiosa (peepal), Phyllanthus emblica (amala) etc. have acquired social and religious sanctity over the passage of the time.The author of the book compiled the information on importance and significance of sacred trees through study and consultations with religious experts via dialogue and discussion.

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100 most suitable trees for Delhi

Pradip Krishen’s books on trees reveal meticulous work organized in the most beautiful and simple way, making tree spotting easy and thoroughly enjoyable for anyone without any botanical knowledge.