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Thursday, 25 December 2014

Snake and Scorpion- Bite Information in Thane district (Maharashtra) Record from 2008 to 2014


ठाणे  जिल्हातील २००८ ते २०१४ पर्यंतचा  सर्प  आणि  विंचू  दंशाने   बाधित  लोकांचे  प्रमाण  दाखवणारा  आलेख  .


Friday, 21 November 2014

Dr. Salim Ali receiving the Padma Vibushan National Award For Wild life Conservation.

        (Photo archive times of india 1983)



Tuesday, 18 November 2014


The Times of India 27/2/1984 ( Library archives)



50-year-old  Ornithology article  by Wild life Magazine  .



Monday, 6 October 2014


Reference Sources in Animal volume 30 july 1963
(Library Collection)

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Press Coverage / Releases












Snake bite incidence with a more detailed survey of victims.



Snakebite represents a significant health issue all over the world, affecting millions of people each year with as many as 95,000 -150,000 deaths reported worldwide.
 India is considered to be one of the worst affected country in snakebite. Government Policies related to compensation from snake bite is still not defined and there are no official records & survey of the incidents of snakebites reported countrywide. Further, lack of clarity and ignorance among people about the procedure to be adopted for addressing snakebites is widely prevalent.
 We conducted a study within urban and rural villages of Thane District, Maharashtra, India and did household survey of 200 families effected by snakebite. During the said survey, we interacted personally with people inflicted with snakebite & their families to understand the health and socio-economic effects of the incident, the treatments obtained and their views about future improvements.

Our Survey highlights the following key points:
Snakebite incidence is higher when compared to attack by other animals like ,leopard etc.
Majority of snake bite incidents go unreported
Medical aid/help from recognized medical centers is not defined and up to standard.
The treatment budget varies from case to case and sometimes cost may rise up to Indian Rupees 25,000 also.
The economic impact of incident on family of the victim could lead to situations like temporary loss of employment, coma, paralysis of limbs etc.

 Our recommendations can be broadly classified into the following :
Accessibility of antivenom and related vaccination in Government and  Private Hospital at affordable prices.
Proper  medical infrastructure in Government Hospital.
Policy related to compensation for the victim & families.
Policy framework to record the incidents of snake bites

           Snake bites victim information / Survey form

Friday, 8 August 2014

The rich native and exotic floral diversity of Gangtok and Darjeeling hills.

Coelogyne corymbosa
                                                                     Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum

    Cymbidium devonianum

      Cymbidium, lowianum
                                                                              Dendrobium nobile

                                                                               Epigeneium rotundatum

Masdevallia ignea 






Peach Angel's Trumpet (Brugmansia versicolo)     
                                                             Large-Mouth Poppy (Papaver macrostomum)   




Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)   

                                                             Bird of paradise flower (Strelitzia reginae)

                                                Dog flower Antirrhinum majus   Family  Scrophulariaceae


                                             Ice Plant, Livingston Daisy (Dorotheanthus bellidiformis ) 



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