In case of Maharashtra, the natural geology comprising hard basalt rock limits seepage of groundwater in majority of its area. It not only poses a major challenge in western and central regions of the state but also leads to deeper digging of wells to extract natural reserves.
Currently, there are two weather radars scanning the skies of Mumbai and, with the addition of four C-band radars, meteorologists believe it will be the first-of-its-kind radar network installed over a small area in India.
Last year, 10 bee boxes were presented to the Yerwada Central Prison, and honey collection from these boxes will take place over the next few months. Currently, 30 inmates from the prison work at the Agriculture College Farm in the city and earn about Rs 201 per day.
The causes of air pollution include factors like rapid expansion of the city, as the secondary contributors were particles from developing areas, emitted due to activities such as mechanical grinding, construction and quarrying.
Watve tendered his resignation after he was allegedly stripped off his responsibilities as the head of the landscape committee of IISER, reportedly because he pointed out these irregularities in the ongoing works on the campus.
A dedicated Beekeeping Development committee, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has been constituted in this regard. Last year, a dedicated Honey Mission programme was launched at the hands of the PM.