Environment

Graana.com collaborates with Atomcamp for Certification in Hospitality & Tourism Management – Gilgit city

August 24, 2021

Being a strong supporter of the Hospitality & Tourism sector in the country, Graana.com is proud to announce its collaboration with Atomcamp for Certification in Hospitality and Tourism Management - Gilgit city. The course, set to commence from September 5, 2021, is a two-day training for a Certification in Hospitality[...]

The Predicament of Katchi Abadis – Mehrabadi; A Case Study

August 12, 2021

In Pakistan, about 40.1% of the population lives in urban slums. In Islamabad, there are a total of sixty-three slums in 20 out of 26 union councils in the city, according to a 2017 national census conducted by UNICEF. The census further revealed that; Out of the total 1 million[...]

The Dilemma of Kachi Abadis in Pakistan

August 10, 2021

According to the World Bank’s development indicators, in Pakistan, 40.1% of its population was reported to reside in slum areas as of 2018.  The word ‘Kachi Abadi’, also known as ‘slums’, can be associated with three types of settlements; slums, informal settlements, and squatter settlements.  The only difference between these[...]

Why Pakistan Needs More Forests

August 4, 2021

According to United Nations, Pakistan is one of the six countries highly struck by climate change with a higher risk of floods and melting glaciers. It has a forest coverage of about5%- the lowest in the world compared to a global average which is 31% (UN's Food and Agricultural Organization.)[...]

How to reduce your carbon footprint?

July 31, 2021

The adage of “Rome wasn't built in a day” is pertinent now more than ever. Change doesn't happen overnight. It takes time to change things. But climate change is real and happening at an accelerated pace. If steps are not taken to rectify and reverse the damage to the environment,[...]

RDA to transform Rawalpindi into a tourist city

July 29, 2021

RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi Development Authority has launched work to develop a plan for transforming the garrison city into a tourist city. The initiative was discussed in a meeting held at the conference room chaired by Chairman RDA Tariq Mehmood Murtaza. A proposal submitted to merge the three tehsils of Rawalpindi,[...]

CDA to comply with EMP during IJP Road project

July 27, 2021

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) on Monday has instructed the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to comply with the environmental management plan during the construction of IJP, Road. While commenting on Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIA), Director EIA monitoring asked the CDA officials to submit a traffic diversion plan, and[...]

CDA to include residents in clean and green Islamabad campaign

July 19, 2021

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA), Amer Ali Ahmed has informed that the civic authority will include citizens in the clean and green Islamabad campaign. According to the details, the residents of Islamabad will be sensitized and will be compelled to plant trees in the various areas of the capital.[...]

Natural DIY Tips to Keep Your House Cool This Summer

July 6, 2021

As the days are getting hotter by the day, you are most likely to crawl in front of the air conditioner (AC) or the fan. However, these are not the only two options available to keep yourself cool. There are plenty of other ways you can beat the heat without[...]

Essential Tips on Home Gardening

June 21, 2021

To become a pro in gardening asks for not months but years of practising, learning and re-learning. If you have been failing from continuously trying, this article will guide some of the essential tips to keep your garden blooming and happy. Putting in time and investment in the important aspects[...]