Ocean Action Hub

Welcome to the country page for India. This page highlights the resources posted on the Ocean Action Hub related to implementation of SDG 14 : Life below Water in India.

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9 Oct 2018 - Hindu temples in southern India are taking a stand against single-use plastic. Other faiths are taking notice.

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6 Jul 2018 - Fisherman in India’s southern state of Kerala are taking on the battle to cut the level of plastic waste in the oceans.

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6 Jun 2018 - India’s Prime Minister has pledged to eliminate all single-use plastic in the country by 2022 with an immediate ban in urban Delhi.

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23 May 2018 - In an innovative project, fishermen in Kerala collect ocean plastic for recycling, cleaning the ocean in the process.

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22 Jan 2018 - India is all set to have its own automated ocean pollution observation system this year which will help keep a tab on ocean pollution levels apart from offering insights on h

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6 Sep 2017 - There are some people who have devoted their entire life to maintaining the ecological balance.

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25 July 2017 - Recent studies by Indian scientists had revealed that the trend of sea level rise in the north Indian Ocean is slightly higher than the global estimate of 3.2 mm per year, Minister of State for Earth Sciences YS Chowdary told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply.

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20 July 2017 - Biodiversity heritage sites are ecologically fragile spots with biological, ethnic and historical value. Maharashtra has only one other such site – Allapalli - a six-hectare dense forest patch in Gadchiroli.

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Our ocean is one of planet Earth’s greatest and most important resources. It provides food for four out of 10 people in the world.

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A voyage to UNDP-supported marine protected areas around the world
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11 May 2017 - The South Asia Cooperative Environment Programme is supporting countries to protect coastal and marine ecosystems and build regional resilience.

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5 Apr 2017 - A young Indian lawyer is spearheading a project to clean up Mumbai's most polluted beaches.

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