Currently, as many as one million plant and animal species are at the risk of extinction. Most of this is because of human activities. Under the destructive impact of human activities and human-made practices, the environment surrounding us is in great danger.

Our brain is the intermediator between the individual, the communities and the surrounding nature, what we call now as our Environment. Our brain allows to perceive our environment and to interact with it. Environment is intricately related to brain development, brain function and brain health.
Prof Jacques Reis, former Chairman of Environmental Neurology Group of World Federation of Neurology. 


A number of recent scientific studies revealed the ill-effects of high air pollution levels on the brain. The impact on health of environmental pollution, and air pollution in particular, is increasing all the time.

The Global Burden of Disease study, carried out by an international team using data from 188 countries, found that up to 30 per cent of the stroke cases in the world are due to pollutants in the air.
Prof. William Carroll, President of World Federation of Neurology


Therefore, ‘Clean Air for Brain Health’ was the theme of World Brain Day in 2018. The connection between harmful gases and particles in the air and brain health is a worldwide problem, and also a complex one. According to Prof Jacques Reis, “

Pollutants enter the body through the respiratory and alimentary tracts. They cause sub-threshold inflammatory responses, and reach the brain either via the blood stream or the upper respiratory tract. The resulting damage to intestinal microbiota can also have an impact on the brain.
Prof Gustavo Roman, Chairman of Environmental Neurology Group of WFN


Air pollution is big problem in our country and needs urgent action because according to World Health Organisation, out of 20 most polluted cities in the World, 16 cities are from India. Amidst the global coronavirus pandemic, it is of crucial importance to realise the importance of nature.

It’s time to wake up, to take notice and to raise our voices.

COVID-19 is a reminder that human health is linked to the planet’s health. Coronaviruses account for seventy-five per cent of all emerging infectious diseases. To prevent future outbreaks, we must address the threats to ecosystems and wildlife, including habitat loss, illegal trade, pollution and climate change. 
Chandrashekhar Meshram, President of Tropical Neurology group of World Federation of Neurology

Maharashtra Government decided to stand guarantee of Rs 20,000 crore to be raised by Energy Department for expansion of power sector in the State. 
The proposal was accepted at the cabinet meeting held on Tuesday in Mumbai. The holding company, Maharashtra State Electricity Board (MSEB), MahaVitaran, MahaGenco, and MahaTransco, is looking out to raise the funds.
 
But the lockdown disrupted the normal flow of funds as commercial and industries suffered big blow due to lockdown. This has led to widening of deficit and MahaVitran is starting at Rs. 7500 crores drop. Disruption in their business has put MahaVitaran in a tight spot.
 

 

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