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For a living planet

For a living planet
Doordarshan has started the Sunday telecasts of Lakshaya: Ek Living Planet on DD National. This programme which exhibits various environmental issues will be telecast weekly on Sunday nights at 9:30 pm with multiple repeats.

In the first episode  of the show, five stories were covered which include The Hospitals of Death- Delhi, The Dwindling Fish Population- Maharashtra, Mitticool The fridge-mud- Rajkot, The Chinh initiative- Environment animation by children, Citizen jourmalist-raw unedited stories from all the four corners of India.

The Hospitals of Death- Delhi dealt with the national capital’s problem of the disposal of Biomedical waste. The story tracks down some of the biggest hospitals in New Delhi and looks into the matter closely to expose the danger and spread this awareness to the citizens.

The Dwindling Fish Population –Maharashtra covered the issue of overfishing which together with climate change and human interference has reduced the number of fish catch across the Maharashtra coast. There has been a significant drop which is estimated to be around 55% in some species, according to new data from the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute. This Lakshaya story talks about the ever expanding population demands of a food source that is fast depleting. Affecting not only the delicate ecological-balance but also the fishermen.

Mitticool The fridge-mud – Rajkot, the brainchild of Mansukhbhai Prajapati , a Gujarat-based potter who created Mitticool, a fridge that doesn’t use electricity.  Lakshaya chronicles the amazing tale of it’s invention, right from 2001, when after the earthquake in Gujarat Prajapati decided to make a fridge that could be afforded by people of  the economically week section.

The Chinh Initiative – Environment animation by children – Delhi is about an initiative by Meenakshi Vinay Rai to give children a platform to create content for various kinds of mass media that revolves around a theme.

The community helps children from various age group and strata of society to come up with ideas and stories that can be shaped into a film through various mediums one being animation. The story looks into how India’s future citizens are creating their own green consciousness. Don’t forget to mark the Sunday nights for more interesting stories.
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