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Plastics are being Set to Fire !

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Plastics are being Set to Fire !

Plastics are being set to fire ! See the awareness level of people ! Even most of the educated people don’t know this. And the rest are just careless !

Source : https://www.greenqueen.com.hk/

Don’t burn your lungs and your Future (Generations) ! Search Google to know !

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Farmer-Dealer-Expert Complex

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Pesticide dealers are there to sell more to farmers as they more of incentives when they can sell more for their Companies and Sales Representatives. These pesticide and fertilizer dealers are least concerned about the prescribed doses inscripted on the labels and motivate the farmers to use more than recommended doses to get more “realistic and practical” results. Farmers are offered these inputs on credit by the dealers making the farmers kind of “liable” to follow their advices. The dealers and farmers are educated not to a desirable level so as to understand which is better for their own health and the environment. The dealers are mostly guided by their profit motivation and the farmers for their own survival and/or profit. Very few farmers are in a position to think of the society and the environment as they in a vulnerable economic condition.

It is not that the farmers and the dealers are totally ignorant of the harmful effects of chemicals on crops for human health. Rather it is a question of survival for them.

To make the matter clear, let us take the example of paddy crop. Paddy is a major crop for the farmers. In the rainy season the entire area of the land under possession of the farmer is covered by paddy crop. And that also by just a few number of varieties. So if the crop fails through the attack of some pests in a year, the farmer is ruined. He will not be able to pay back his debt to the dealer which he has taken as a loan on the condition that he will pay back after the sale of his produce. He is, therefore, desperate to apply what the dealers advice them to apply in his field crops. The dealers are more educated on an average than the farmers. The farmers are gullible as well. And this is vicious cycle.

It is very difficult to get out of this vicious cycle. This is blame game as well. The dealers are less educated than the officials dealing with these ‘safety’ issues. In most cases the dealers tend to defy the safety standards prescribed by the State officials. The dealers criticize the officials’ prescriptions as more “bookish” than “realistic”. They take the farmers with them to “laugh at” the knowledge and wisdom of the officials. They are also “jealous” of the officials as the officials are in better economic position. I don’t say this is quite universal. There is exception. But they are very few. Some programmes have been taken nowadays to address this situation and to educate the farmers and dealers about the hazards of undue and overuse of chemicals in agriculture.

This Farmer-Dealer-Expert Complex in Input-Supply Sector is an important factor affecting recommended application of input , especially pesticides in agriculture. Farming is not always a business, rather it is a subsistence livelihood for most of the farmers. But to the dealers it is a business. And who are the dealers ? The dealers are those who come to this business when they cannot pursue higher studies and cannot practice agriculture as their livelihood or profession. The dealers are those who could not get chance to pursue higher degree courses in agriculture like his friend but got the ‘chance’ to make money out of agricultural business.

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Plastics Garbage are being Burnt !

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Plastics Garbage are being Burnt !

Plastics garbage are being burnt ! Yes the huge plastics dumps are being set to fire ! Smokes are billowing out of the fire and polluting the surroundings for days together ! And people are just senseless onlookers!

Plastic burning main reason behind visibility reduction over Delhi: IIT Madras study : Financial Express Daily.

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Bird Biodiversity Contd….

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Bird Biodiversity Contd….

Dahuks (Waterhens) are still there, but in lesser numbers, so to say, in gradual and steady decrease of natural greenery and water bodies around the rural habitats. They are very social in nature, particularly when within themselves. They sing in chorus whenever they find some other members of their own species or community. They sociable, can also be domesticated.

I remember an event when I went to bathe in a big water body generally called as Shire / Shayor in Bengal part of India ( known as West Bengal, India ). The pond was crowded with lotus and lily and other aquatic plants. Certainly I found one baby bird ( chick ) on the lotus and lily leaves. I was was attracted by the sound of it. It was a bit frightened, but not so as other birds. I caught it. Perhaps it had left its nest or mother by fault. I took it to my home. It was wet, not so nice-looking as its feather was not yet grown and was jumbled up with water. My brothers did not like it very much and I left it from where I collected, a few hours later. Anyway a small young bird is attractive and a curious creature to a certain extent to a young human in his/her teens!

We could see new bird species visiting our areas in those days. In the rainy season we could see frequently one named locally named as Kadakhocha (কাদাখোচা ) where ‘kada’ means mud and ‘khocha’ means ‘to pick up by snatching’. These are all Bengali terms. It is/had been a long-necked, having medium long beak and legs like a field crane. It was found to snatch up their food from the mud just after laddering of the paddy field for transplanting. The bird I mention is quite similar like this bird hereunder but the red color design around the neck is not found ! This is the major difference.

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The bird had been heavy weighing about 3 – 4 kilograms. It would choose an open undisturbed meadow as its feeding place as it would take time to fly up, thus having the risk of being hunted down by jackals, dogs and even human beings.   The bird is not so frequently seen nowadays. 

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Children and Birds

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Children have greatest interest and love for Nature. They collect information about the birds and their nests because the birds attract them so much! Birds are the symbol of freedom to them! Children are imaginative and playful. Birds catch their imagination very easily while they fly away with their magical wings ! They like to catch, domesticate and feed the birds. They know where the birds do nest. I would like to give shelter to the pigeons and be concerned about their safety from the cats.

Birds are a symbol of freedom to all of us. This is more so to the children! They can fly, travel anywhere in a moment of time, fly past our heads! They are like the Wings of Imagination for us. We are taken to our childhood days while we see them. We the humans are so advanced in so many aspects, but can never match their agility and ability to fly and go anywhere they like to !

In our childhood everyone of us has spent a lot of time watching birds! Life is incomplete without birds and their sweet songs! This applies specially to the dreamful children. By leading the bird species and sub-species we , in a way, are snatching the dreams of our children !

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Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

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This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right.

You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here.

Why do this?

  • Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
  • Because it will help you focus your own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to do with it.

The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.

To help you get started, here are a few questions:

  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?
  • Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

When you’re ready to publish, give your post three to five tags that describe your blog’s focus — writing, photography, fiction, parenting, food, cars, movies, sports, whatever. These tags will help others who care about your topics find you in the Reader. Make sure one of the tags is “zerotohero,” so other new bloggers can find you, too.

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Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

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This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right.

You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here.

Why do this?

  • Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
  • Because it will help you focus your own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to do with it.

The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.

To help you get started, here are a few questions:

  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?
  • Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

When you’re ready to publish, give your post three to five tags that describe your blog’s focus — writing, photography, fiction, parenting, food, cars, movies, sports, whatever. These tags will help others who care about your topics find you in the Reader. Make sure one of the tags is “zerotohero,” so other new bloggers can find you, too.

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Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

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This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right.

You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here.

Why do this?

  • Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
  • Because it will help you focus your own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to do with it.

The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.

To help you get started, here are a few questions:

  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?
  • Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

When you’re ready to publish, give your post three to five tags that describe your blog’s focus — writing, photography, fiction, parenting, food, cars, movies, sports, whatever. These tags will help others who care about your topics find you in the Reader. Make sure one of the tags is “zerotohero,” so other new bloggers can find you, too.