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Thus, the need and the requirement to save our natural resources is of significant importance considering the present global scenario. Pixabay

The primary concern of people all around the world is now shifting focus to the issue of global warming and the greenhouse effect. People have started to realize the consequences which come with global warming. Thus, the need and the requirement to save our natural resources is of significant importance considering the present global scenario. Therefore, various campaigns have been initiated to protect the natural resources which this planet has to offer.

Wooden furniture crafting is a booking market which involves the manufacture of different furniture articles. The demand of such products has been on the rise in the current market. Authentic wooden furniture is preferred by most of the buyers because of a lot of different benefits which it offers such as durability, look, style, finish, low cost and design. However, the manufacturing of this authentic furniture requires the consumption of a lot of raw material.

This raw material is none other than wood from the trees. The amount of trees that are cut to make a single furniture article is not environmentally viable. According to an interview with a very popular environmentalist, it is estimated that in making a single wooden table with four legs and a flat top surface, 2.5 trees are brought down.

There has been a lot of awareness programs that has been initiated about this topic recently and people have started to become more responsible for the consumption and balancing ratio of renewable resources. Trees being a renewable resource, are consumed in very large numbers but the amount of sapling planted to balance this consumption is insignificant.

The primary concern of people all around the world is now shifting focus to the issue of global warming and the greenhouse effect. Pixabay

Considering the consequences of this consumption of trees in huge quantities, some companies have come up with productive strategies to counter this ill effect of over usage caused to the environment. One such company is FurnitureRoots. It is a furniture manufacturing company. But the major difference between FurnitureRoots and other woodware manufacturers is the wood that is used. Unlike most companies, FurnitureRoots manufactures what is called eco-friendly furniture. The wood used in making this furniture is not obtained by cutting any trees. It is made by acquiring wood from rather conventional sources.

Concept of eco-friendly furniture-

The basic concept of eco-friendly furniture is to make good quality furniture without exploiting the resources required in making it. The aim behind this is to reduce the practices like deforestation, etc. The consequences of cutting a lot of trees from a single patch of land can have a catastrophic result. The roots of trees grip the soil beneath the surface of the ground and provide strength to the layers of soil. Of this grip is lost due to deforestation, then the soil will no longer have the strength required for solid ground, and as a result, the soil will loosen causing landslides.

The sustainable furniture made by these companies reduces the risk of such problems. Since they are practically based on the two words Reuse and Recycle. The sustainable furniture is made by reusing the wood from old furniture, building material, scrap pieces of wood formed as a by-product of production lines.

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Ways of obtaining material for sustainable furniture-

There are two ways in which FurnitureRoots obtains the raw material required to make the eco-friendly furniture that they manufacture. The two ways are as follows:

  • Reclaiming wood– The wood that is used in construction work in pillars and framework of buildings is reclaimed once the building becomes old enough to be reconstructed. This wood has high durability and is an industrial grade in terms of quality.
  • Reusing scrap materials– The materials like metals, fabrics, etc. are often scraped out by different industries and dumped away. But these materials still have utility left. The metals that can be obtained from old bicycles and chassis of old automobiles are used to make modern articles. The fabric on furniture is obtained in a similar way by using scrap fabric material produced by factories.

People have started to realize the consequences which come with global warming. Pixabay

Product Range-

FurnitureRoots provides a wide range of furniture and decor articles at a pocket-friendly price. There 2000+ options to choose from and the website has assorted options and arrangements to help the customer choose better. Every product that is available on the website is eco-friendly and made without causing any harm to the environment.

FurnitureRoots also supports a customization option. Which means that the customer can get any type of furniture custom-made from the company. This custom furniture is also made from eco-friendly material. The process to create a custom furniture product with FurnitureRoots is very simple. Just choose a design from the website, create the customization and discuss it with the company via call or mail on +91-637-772-2297, respectively.

The delivery of ordered furniture is generally quick and on time.

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How does it help the ecosystem?

The furniture made by the company is 100% eco-friendly and helps the ecosystem that we inhabit in many ways. For example, the fibers used in the manufacturing of covers for seats are cotton, jute, and hemp. These are natural fibers and using these in manufacturing reduces the intensity of the carbon footprint that the company leaves on the planet. Fibers like nylon, rexin, etc. are made synthetically by chemicals and plastics. The waste created by these chemical reactions is very harmful if it consumed in any way. Yet the wastes are released in water bodies without treatment, which adversely affects all the people who use the water of the water body for their day to day purposes.

Another example of the carbon footprint of the company comes from the usage of coloring agents or dyes. The dyes used in eco-friendly furniture is made out of vegetable oil and it is hand-printed on the articles to give it more authenticity. But the dyes used in the industry are not so eco-friendly. The dyes used by mass-producing companies are made of harmful chemicals. These chemicals are so harmful that once they seep into the ground, they can intoxicate the groundwater reserves and make the water unusable.


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Killer Smog in Delhi.

Developed by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, a Decision Support System (DSS) that extends the ability of the existing air quality early warning system (AQEWS) to have decision-making capability for air quality management in Delhi-NCR was launched on Tuesday.

The website for the DSS ( is designed to help the Commission for Air Quality Management for NCR and Adjoining Areas (CAQM) by delivering quantitative information about the contribution of emissions from Delhi and its 19 surrounding districts; the contribution of emissions from eight different sectors in Delhi; and the contribution from biomass-burning activities in the neighbouring states.

These information would assist in managing the air quality in a timely manner, a release from the Ministry of Earth Sciences said.

The need was stated by the CAQM, which was formed by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, during a meeting held in January 2021.

Recently, the Commission reviewed the progress made by IITM and had in principle approved the current version of DSS for air quality management in the Delhi-NCR. The IITM has also developed a new website for DSS with the entire system made operational, the release said.

Union Minister of State for Earth Sciences, Jitendra Singh, while launching the website for AQEWS on the occasion of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' week organised by the Ministry of Earth Sciences, said, "DSS is a significant contribution to 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' on behalf of MoES and IITM and suggestions are invited on this issue."

The website also has a feature whereby the users can create their own emission reduction scenarios (from 20 different districts, including Delhi) so as to examine the possible projected improvement in air quality in Delhi for the next five days.

"This information would explicitly highlight the most important emission sources responsible for the degradation of air quality in Delhi and suggest possible solutions to ameliorate the same. With a plethora of quantitative data, the AQEWS integrated with DSS could become a user-friendly tool for air-quality management in and around Delhi," the release said. (IANS/JB)

Keywords: Delhi, India, Pollution, IITM, Ministry of Earth Sciences

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On the first day of the two-day meeting of BJP and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leaders on Tuesday, discussions were held on important issues related to education and the National Education Policy-2020

On the first day of the two-day meeting of BJP and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leaders on Tuesday, discussions were held on important issues related to education and the National Education Policy-2020. Apart from senior RSS leader Suresh Soni, representatives of various organisations associated with the Sangh Parivar -- working in the field of education -- were present in the meeting in New Delhi.

According to sources, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who attended the meeting on behalf of the government, shared information related to the National Education Policy-2020 and the government's policy on important issues related to the education sector. Pradhan also shared details of the efforts being made by the government in the field of education.

Discussions were also held regarding the impact of the situation arising out of Corona and how much it has affected the education sector. In the meeting, the RSS leaders asked several questions and provided suggestions to the Union Minister regarding the education policy of the government.

According to the sources, RSS wants the policy to be implemented expeditiously. All aspects related to the policy were discussed in Tuesday's meeting. On the second and the last day of the meeting on Wednesday, special issues related to education will be discussed in which representatives of various organisations of the Sangh, Union Ministers and several BJP leaders will be take part.

Meanwhile, in order to convey its point of view to the government on various issues, the Sangh keeps on calling such coordination meetings related to specific issues, in which RSS representatives -- working in that particular area -- provide feedback to the government. (IANS/JB)

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