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Jaipur, India

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Singh V.S.,Government of Rajasthan | Pandey D.N.,Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board | Prakash N.P.,Livelihoods India Group
Resources, Conservation and Recycling | Year: 2011

A serious attention to the factors that lead to effective forest governance is essential to address forest restoration and management challenges in India. A large number of variables are suggested in literature that may potentially determine success or failure of sustainable governance of forests, yet the success in finding essential factors has remained elusive. Here we review the cutting-edge research on forest governance and find that higher levels of local monitoring and enforcement of locally made rules leads to improved forest restoration and regeneration, and reduction in forest degradation, across a variety of ecological, economic and social contexts. We also find that strong autonomy of rule-making at the local level (and not the government-imposed rules) is the key predictor of both better forests and yield of goods and services to support livelihoods of local people. These insights have immediate practical utility for evidence-based forest governance in India. Accordingly, in the context of joint forest management (JFM), we provide science-based lessons for linking knowledge to action at village level. It is concluded that village level JFM committees that have local rule-making, local monitoring and local enforcement are more likely to succeed in their efforts directed towards better forests and improved livelihoods. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.


Choudhary A.,University of Rajasthan | Ojha D.,Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board | Chowdhary M.L.,University of Rajasthan
Nature Environment and Pollution Technology | Year: 2012

Biomedical waste management in Jodhpur city was studied during August 2011 to January 2012. In Jodhpur city there are about 162 Govt. and private hospitals, labs and clinics. They generate an average of 600-650 kg/day of hazardous biomedical waste. The biomedical waste is dumped with municipal solid waste, which can be harmful for the environment. Biomedical waste is a serious problem to be solved as early as possible and this study will give a database of average per day biomedical waste generation with yellow bags 325-350 kg/day, red bags 5-10 kg/day, blue bags 30-35kg/day and black bags 225-250 kg/day. The total number of beds connected to common biomedical treatment facility centre is 4886. In this study we also found problems in collection and segregation of biomedical waste at hospital level and common biomedical treatment facility centre.


Pandey V.C.,CSIR - Central Electrochemical Research Institute | Pandey D.N.,Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board | Singh N.,CSIR - Central Electrochemical Research Institute
Journal of Cleaner Production | Year: 2014

The present article briefly describes a strategy to accomplish "sustainable phytoremediation" to address the challenge of bio-accumulation of heavy metals in contaminated sites. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.


Pandey V.C.,CSIR - Central Electrochemical Research Institute | Bajpai O.,Banaras Hindu University | Pandey D.N.,Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board | Singh N.,CSIR - Central Electrochemical Research Institute
Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution | Year: 2015

Saccharum spontaneum L. is a perennial tall grass and invades naturally abandoned and pastoral lands in many tropical countries. Although it is a potentially multiple-use and multifunctional species, it remains neglected and underutilized. It is commonly known as ‘Wild cane’ in English and ‘Kans’ in Hindi. In recent years, S. spontaneum has attracted serious attention for its potential in ecological restoration. The present paper deals with geographic distribution, ecology, morphological description, multiple uses, restoration potential, and propagation of this species. We also report the suitability of S. spontaneum for the restoration and stabilization of bare fly ash (FA) dumps. In this context, the highest importance value index, visual observations and practitioner insights reveal that S. spontaneum has great ability to grow on bare FA dumps and can be used as an ecological tool in restoration of vast tracts of fly ash dumps across the world. Besides grass vegetation study, we also report the change in physicochemical properties of abandoned site and compared with naturally colonized site with S. spontaneum of FA dumps to assess its ecological suitability for restoration of bare FA dump. Overall, the field results showed that S. spontaneum is a promising and potential tall grass for the restoration of FA dumps. © 2014, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.


Panwar B.R.,Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board | Vyas A.,Jai Narain Vyas University | Singh S.K.,Jai Narain Vyas University
International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Public Health, EPPH 2016 | Year: 2016

Peak Expiratory Flow Rate (PEFR) measures the airflow through the bronchi and thus the degree of obstruction in the airways. Exposure to high concentration of respirable suspended particulate matter (RSPM) decreases the PEFR and the decrease depends upon the exposure concentration of particles and exposure duration. The decrease in PEFR is found to be responsible for increase in blood pressure (BP). Relationship between increase in BP and reduction in PEFR is not exactly linear but it can be considered as liner. It is noticed that if PEFR is reduced to about 50% to 60% in that case sudden increase in BP is recorded and behaviour of BP rise has complex pattern. It is also an established fact that if PEFR is reduced more than 50%, this is treated as severe respiratory problem. There are many factors (i.e. smoking habits, medical treatment, physiology, etc.) which may govern the increase of BP in this condition. Estimated relationship is found as: ISBP = 0.213 + 0.263 IPEF, IDBP = 0.102 + 0.176 IPEF.


Singhal V.,Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board | Goyal R.,Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur
Arabian Journal of Geosciences | Year: 2014

Pali in the state of Rajasthan has been identified as one of the problem areas in the country where industrial and anthropogenic activities have caused serious environmental degradation. Groundwater flow model has been developed for the Pali area in Rajasthan based on MODFLOW-2000 using the preprocessor GMS and GIS database to predict the groundwater flow regime of the study area. Sensitivity analysis has been carried out using the calibrated and validated groundwater flow model considering variations in rainfall and, as a consequence, modified groundwater recharge rates. The study concludes that the variations in the water table are more prominent in the eastern side of the study area. However, the area around river Bandi remains unaffected, indicating that variation in rainfall does not have a significant impact on the post-monsoon groundwater regime in this area. The flow model developed in the study was also used to carry out analysis on the impact of different land uses and hydrogeological areas on the change in water table in post- and pre-monsoon seasons. The work presented here could be employed to develop a contaminant transport model of the area. © 2013, Saudi Society for Geosciences.

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