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HEIGHT: 605px">EPISODE 1 <br><br>Lead story - Reptile rescue and study team, Mumbai <br>An interesting story of how a group of enterprising young boys rescue snakes that have strayed, and return them back into the wild. Bhoomi team finds out that this Reptile Rescue and Study Team from Maharashtra in Western India, is also committed to dispelling the public's doubts and unwarranted fears related to snakes. <br><br>Fact File - Kya Aapko Pata Hai /Did you know <br>Interesting facts related to snakes ? How a snake's glands are snipped off during Nag Panchami, a festival where snakes are worshipped. That snakes do not consume milk unless they are forced to, due to extreme food deprivation. <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News)<br>How an increase in the sea level by even 1-cm can have an adverse effect on 70 lakh people, especially those dwelling by the banks. The REVA car launched in Bangalore, Karnataka - India's 1st cost effective, eco-friendly car that runs on electricity at a speed of 65 km/hr. <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - Why do members of Reptile Rescue and Study Team from Mumbai in Maharashtra catch snakes? What should you do if you spot a snake in your neighbourhood? What was the previous occupation of the forest guards? <br><br>Filler - Aap Ka Haque (Your Right) <br>A graphical presentation using animation to introduce a new computer software `COMPU-FROG' that has made it possible for students to study the dissection of the frog `virtually', thereby preventing the killing of frogs for study purposes. <br><br>Second Story - Poachers Turned Protectors <br>A picturesque view of the Tiger Reserve in Thekkady village of Kerala in South India where former sandalwood poachers have now turned forest guards. These guards use their knowledge of poaching to nab poachers and thereby protect the forest resources. <br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Ms. Nafisa Joseph, Former Miss India and VJ <br><br></div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg1">EPISODE 2 <br><br>Lead Story - Energy Efficient Housing <br>Bhoomi team takes up a journey through a unique house that conserves energy and utilizes natural resources for all the household chores. Built by Mr. Shiv Kumar, a scientist residing in Bangalore in South India, the house is run primarily on solar energy using solar heater, solar cooker and solar panels. <br><br>Fact File - Kya Aapko Pata Hai (Did you know) <br>An eye opener to the monetary benefits of energy efficient housing by comparing the electricity bill of Mr. Shiv Kumar who uses solar energy and that of his neighbour <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News) <br>A report on the Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Mumbai where incidents of Cheetah attacks on human beings is on the rise. The decreasing number of Dolphins in Orissa's Chilika Lake due to growing tourism activities that is disturbing their habitat <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - insecticide is sprayed on the crops grown at Navadarshanam farm near Bangalore in South India. <br><br>Filler - Aap Ka Haque (Your Right) <br>The story of Mr. Ramesh Shah from Ghatkopar, Mumbai who collects left over vegetables from the market and uses it as organic manure in his garden. <br><br>Second Story - A Glimpse of the Navadarshanam <br>Bhoomi team visits a farm situated on the outskirts of Bangalore in South India called Navadarshanam- a brilliant example in alternate development - An experiment in natural farming, eco-restoration, alternate energy usage, eco-friendly houses, food and health. <br><br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Mini Mathur- Popular VJ and Television Actress <br></div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg2">EPISODE 3 <br>Lead Story - Chaliyar River, Kerala <br>An investigative story on the Grasim Rayon factory in Kerala in South India, which was shut down in 2001 due to the pollution, caused by its dumping of toxic industrial waste into the Chaliyar River there. The increasing levels of mercury in the river water has had an adverse effect on the aquatic life and led to cancer and respiratory problems amongst the factory workers <br><br>Fact File - Kya Aapko Pata Hai (Did you know) <br>A look at the effect of religious rituals on water pollution - The flowers, coconuts, idols immersed into the rivers and seas during festivals, pollutes the water bodies. Also industrial waste has the most polluting effect on rivers. <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News) - The 'Kids for Tigers' fair<br>Coverage of the 'Kids for Tigers' fair held at Crossroads, a Shopping Mall in Mumbai (Maharashtra in Western India) during Wildlife Week to spread awareness amongst children about the role of tigers in our ecosystem. <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - What has Kalayan Pokkudan- a villager iBhoomi Files (Environment News) - The 'Kids for Tigers' fair<br>Coverage of the 'Kids for Tigers' fair held at Crossroads, a Shopping Mall in Mumbai (Maharashtra in Western India) during Wildlife Week to spread awareness amongst children about the role of tigers in our ecosystem. not attack it. The previous occupation of forest guards - They used to be poachers. <br><br>Filler - Aap Ka Haque (Your Right) <br>A spot on how the villagers of Khambi Khatau village in Maharashtra, Western India are working in collaboration with the government to conserve the mangroves that surround their fields, as theses mangroves prevent salty water entering their field and help proliferate them. <br><br>Second Story - Poachers Turned Protectors <br>Bhoomi introduces you to Kalayan Pokkudan, a senior citizen in Kerala South India, who is on a mission. He has been planting mangroves single-handedly in the Payyangadi River and persistently resisting the Government's attempts to uproot these mangroves to build roads. <br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Mr. Parikshit Sahani, television and film actor. <br></div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg3">EPISODE 4 <br><br>Lead Story - Check dams in Rajasthan <br>Bhoomi team visits Mr. Rajendra Singh the winner of the prestigious Magsasay Award 2001, who has been successful in mobilizing the villagers in Rajasthan North West India, in a campaign to conserve their scarce water resource by building Check dams. <br><br>Fact File - Kya Aapko Pata Hai /Did you know <br>Everyday 500 crore litres of water is used to brush teeth, while in actuality one person needs only 250 ml of it. <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News)<br>* Launch of electric sky buses in Goa<br>* The Gangotri Glacier which is depleting by 30 metres every year due to global warming. <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - What is the natural method of conserving water that should be adopted? Answer Filler - The insecticide sprayed on crops at Navadarshanam farm in Bangalore - An insecticide made of neem. <br><br>Filler - Aap Ka Haque (Your Right) - Ground water recharging <br>A snippet on the splendid examplBhoomi Files (Environment News)<br>* Launch of electric sky buses in Goa<br>* The Gangotri Glacier which is depleting by 30 metres every year due to global warming. This harnessed groundwater is then used by villagers for agriculturQuestion - What is the natural method of conserving water that should be adopted? <br>Answer Filler - The insecticide sprayed on crops at Navadarshanam farm in Bangalore - An insecticide made of neem. <br><br>Filler - Aap Ka Haque (Your Right) - Ground water recharging the acute water shortage problem. <br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Smriti Irani - TV Actress of "Kyon Ki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu thi" fame. <br></div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg4">EPISODE 5 <br><br>Lead Story - Changappa &amp; The Tahrs <br>Bhoomi team visits the exquisite Iravikulam National Park in Kerala South India, where authorities arThe story of people's initiative in installing a Sewage Recycle System at Rajan's Colony in Vasai Maharashtra in Western India - The system recycles household water that results in up to 50% water conservation, which is a solution to the acute water shortage problem. <br><br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Smriti Irani - TV Actress of "Kyon Ki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu thi" fame. ppopotamus and Golden Headed Duck are some of the animals that have become extinct from our land. Most of the species are becoming extinct because they are being killed for their skin, tusk or consumed as delicacies. <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News)<br>* The Kerala government's ban on the use of the chemical pesticide Endosulfan due to its adverse effect on the health of villagers of Patregaon in Kerala in South India.<br>* The new technology developed by scientists at the Tata Energy Research Institute (New Delhi) that involves using bacteria found in oil wells to help in the extraction of oil. <br><br>Fact File - Kya Aapko Pata Hai (Did you know) <br>Cheetah, Hippopotamus and Golden Headed Duck are some of the animals that have become extinct from our land. Most of the species are becoming extinct because they are being killed for their skin, tusk or consumed as delicacies. /&gt;<br>Filler - Aap Ka Haque (Your Right) <br>A fea* The Kerala government's ban on the use of the chemical pesticide Endosulfan due to its adverse effect on the health of villagers of Patregaon in Kerala in South India.<br>* The new technology developed by scientists at the Tata Energy Research Institute (New Delhi) that involves using bacteria found in oil wells to help in the extraction of oil. 000 in 2001. <br><br>Second Story - Pelicans of Kokre BellurQuestion - Name the endangered birds that visit the village of Kokre Bellur in Karnataka in South India every year. <br>Answer Filler - Kalayan Pokkudan- a villager from Kerala in South India has been planting mangroves on the banks of the rivers. <br><br>Filler - Aap Ka Haque (Your Right) ndangered species of birds. <br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Ms. Irawati Harshe - TV Actress. <br></div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg5">EPISODE 6 <br><br>Lead Story - Beej Bachao Aandolan <br>Bhoomi highlights the campaign that is rapidly spreading across Uttaranchal in North India and has succeeded in saving several species of seeds that were disappearing due to the influx of hybrid seeds. The Campaign, led by Mr. Vijay Jardari aims at making the farmers of the Tehri GSince centuries a large flock of Pelicans visit Kokre Bellur village in Karnataka (South India) every year during the months of December - July to lay eggs and nest. The story captures the interesting angle of how these Pelicans live in harmony with the locals of the village who nurture and protect this endangered species of birds. <br><br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Ms. Irawati Harshe - TV Actress. ines <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News)<br>* How 400 villagers had to take 4000 cows into the Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan (North Western India) to graze due to scarcity of grazing pastures<br>* The Chilika Lake in Orissa (East India) to be linked to the sea.<br>* The announcement of International Ramsay Conservation Award worth $10,000 <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - Why do the Adivasis of Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh in North India climb 1000s of ft. every year? Answer - Recycling of water is the natural methFact File -Kya Aapko Pata Hai (Did you know) <br>* Traditional seeds are soon disappearing due to the usage of new hybrid seeds. <br>* 280 varieties of rice and 150 varieties of Rajma were discovered during the Beej Bachao Andolan <br>* Similar campaigns against usage of hybrid seeds have begun in America and Philippines <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News)f Kokre Bellur <br>The story of Adivasis of Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh (North India) - they climb the mountains every year around the month of June; to divert the flow of melted glacial water towards their village. In this area with scarce rainfall, this occasion is marked with prayer and festivity. <br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Raageshwari, Pop-singer and VJ <br></div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg6">EPISODE 7 <br><br>Lead Story - Orchid, an Eco-Hotel <br>Bhoomi teams takes a look at Orchid, India's first eco-hotel in Mumbai, Maharashtra (Western India) designed by following every environmental principle; including garbage segregation; sewage treatment plants and advanced locality management activity. <br><br>Fact File - Kya Aapko Pata Hai (Did you know)<br><br>Comparison between -ORCHID and other Five Star Hotels, and highlighting the advantages of Eco-friendly hotels <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News)<br>* The use of tiger urine incorporated by forest officers, in the villages of West Bengal in Eastern India to keep wild rampaging elephants away from villages. * Punjab Government's initiative of growing Duck weeds to clean polluted lakes <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question -What temples do the members of the Swadhyaya Parivar an organization in Gujarat in Western India worship. Answer -Pelican is the endangered birds that visit the village of Kokre Bellur near Karnataka in South India every year. <br><br>Filler - Aap Ka Haque (Your Right) <br>Swadhyaya Parivar (Self help Family) - a grassroots organization at Rajkot in Gujarat, Western India, that brings together local villagers to regenerate wastelands by their own efforts.70 lakh trees were planted in a day, worldwide, by the members of Swadhyaya Privar who worship trees <br><br>Vrukshamandir (Tree Temples in Gujarat) <br>The Vrukshmandir (Temple of trees) built by the Swadhyaya Parivar, a grassroot organization in Gujarat in Western India, consists of 40 acres of land with fully-grown trees. Throughout India, there are 38 such Vrukshmandirs and the devotees of Swadhyaya Parivar who worship the trees and farming implements consider 'shrambhakti' or hard toil as the only form of devotion <br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) -Ruby Bhatia- VJ and Television show host <br></div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg7">EPISODE 8 <br><br>Lead Story - Fishermen in Protest <br>The indiscriminate fishing operations by the large fishing companies in Kerala (South India) are depleting the sea's resources and affecting the livelihood of thousands of smaller fisher folk. Bhoomi team joins Fr. Thomas Kocherry in leading the fisher folk in Kerala and the rest of the country in a crusade to protect the marine life. <br><br>Fact File - Kya Aapko Pata Hai (Did you know) Depletion of fish by big fishing companies - <br>* 1000 fishermen X 1 yr. = 1 factory ship X 1 day in terms of number of fish caught. * 36 large fishing ships are currently operating in India * A 100 mt. long ship uses 15 km long nets * For every one kilo fish, 10 kilos fish are wasted * In Orissa in Eastern India 13,000 Olive Ridley turtles were killed due to fishing trawlers <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News) <br>* The method of using oil extracted from soybean, groundnut oil as fuel to run cars, resulting in a 25% reduction in pollution, developed by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Delhi, North India. * The Goa Government's ban on the use of plastic bottles and bags on beaches and in wildlife sanctuaries. <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - What are the uses of mangroves? Answer - Adivasis of Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh in North India climb 1000s of ft. every year to divert water to their villages. <br><br>Filler - Aap Ka Haque (Your Right) <br>A snippet on the Sacred Groves - the unique customs of Adivasis belonging to local communities in India - these groups worship a tract of forest, a traditional belief that it is the abode of their local deity <br><br>Second Story - Mangroves Protection Campaign <br>The Save Forum has led the citizens of Mumbai in Western India in a campaign to protect the mangroves that are being destroyed to construct skyscrapers and residential complexes. The residents of Versova in Mumbai have joined the campaign to grow more mangroves and protect them. <br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Cyrus Broacha- MTV, VJ <br></div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg8">EPISODE 9 <br><br>Lead Story - Mr. Lal Rambhia <br>Bhoomi team follows Lal Rambhia through the lush grasslands of Kutch in Gujarat, Western India. A businessman living in Mumbai, Mr. Rambhia returns every year to his village in Hamla, where he mobilizes the villagers through his self written songs and interactive group meetings; into community action like planting trees; building canals etc. <br><br>Fact File - Kya Aapko Pata Hai (Did you know) <br>Musical Cultivation - The effect music has on some plants. In Dadiagaon, Gujarat, in Western India, bhajans and Ramayan are broadcast through loudspeakers for trees and plants as it is found that it increases their productivity <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News) <br>PLASMA INCINERATOR that helps in disposing plastic and other waste in hospitals, an invention by Indian scientists. The new title by the New Delhi Municipal Commission (NDMC) for garbage pickers as`Waste Managers' The first TREE COURT that was set up in Bangalore to try those who illegally cut down trees <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - What subject does Mr. Chinappa, an ex-forest officer from Nagarhole Sanctuary near Bangalore in south India teach the children? Answer - The members of Swadhyaya Parivar a grass root organization in Gujarat in Western India worship the Vrukshmandir or the Tree Temples. <br><br>Filler - Aap Ka Haque (Your Right) <br>A snippet on how a group of students of A.K. Joshi School Thane, Mumbai in western Indian state of Maharashtra have conducted a successful experiment in growing plants using minimal amounts of soil and water, based on concept of Hydroponics. <br><br>Second Story - Nagarhole Sanctuary, Karnataka <br>Bhoomi introduces Mr. K.N. Chinappa an Ex-Forest Officer who teaches young children about the jungle and wildlife through adventurous trails in the Nagarhole Sanctuary near Bangalore <br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Mr Ronu Mazumdar, renowned Flautist <br></div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg9">EPISODE 10 <br><br>Lead Story - Parks of Nature <br>A report on the two green lungs of Mumbai - the Sanjay Gandhi National Park and the Maharashtra Nature Park which has been raised on top of a garbage dumping ground. Mumbai the capital of Maharashtra in western India is known as the commercial capital of India and one of the most densely populated cities in the world. It also boasts of a large number of green islands and a paradise to plants, wild life and wild life enthusiasts. <br><br>Fact File - Kya Aapko Pata Hai (Did you know) <br>The trees in Maharashtra Nature Park in Mumbai in Western India (which is raised over a garbage dumping ground), are dying as their roots are getting entangled in the garbage plastic, cloth and glass below. <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News)<br>* How on 12th October 2002, Punjab and Haryana, two states in North India experienced darkness in mid-afternoon accompanied by unseasonable rain due to the burning of weeds after harvesting crops.<br>* How bamboo flowers that sprout once every 50 years in the North-Eastern states of India is leading to a large influx of rats and destruction of crops <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - What is the name of the endangered fish that is being artificially bred in Lonavala in Maharashtra (Western India)? Answer - Uses of mangroves - Mangroves act as natural barriers that protect the coastline from erosion. Their roots filter salt from seawater reducing the salinity of groundwater, in coastal areas. They are also breeding grounds for many fish and crab species. <br><br>Filler - Aap Ka Haque (Your Right) <br>Bhoomi takes you to Naigaon, a small village in Maharashtra (Western India) that conserves India's national bird, the Peacock. The majestic Peacocks are seen in abundance here as it is forbidden to either catch or kill a peacock. <br><br>Second Story - Mahseer Conservation, Lonavala <br>Bhoomi covers the work of Dr. Shashank Ogale, Tata Electric Company at his Mahseer breeding farm in Lonavala in Western Indian state of Maharashtra. Mahseer is the largest fresh water game fish in the world. The species is severely threatened due to loss of habitat, pollution and poaching. <br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Mr Jagjit Singh,the famous Ghazal maestro. <br></div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg10">EPISODE 11 <br><br>Lead Story - Abdul Kareem <br>Bhoomi brings a rare story of grit and determination of how Mr. Abdul Kareem from Kasargod Kerala in South India has converted over 32 acres of barren land in to lush green forest over a period of 20 years. <br><br>Fact File - Kya Aapko Pata Hai (Did you know) <br>33% forest cover is required for maintaining ecological bal <br>Question - What is the name of the endangered fish that is being artificially bred in Lonavala in Maharashtra (Western India)? <br>Answer - Uses of mangroves - Mangroves act as natural barriers that protect the coastline from erosion. Their roots filter salt from seawater reducing the salinity of groundwater, in coastal areas. They are also breeding grounds for many fish and crab species. <br><br>Filler - Aap Ka Haque (Your Right) s stopped in Bhoomi takes you to Naigaon, a small village in Maharashtra (Western India) that conserves India's national bird, the Peacock. The majestic Peacocks are seen in abundance here as it is forbidden to either catch or kill a peacock. <br><br>Second Story - Mahseer Conservation, Lonavala Answer - Mr. Chinappa, an ex-forest officer at Nagarhole Sanctuary near Bangalore in South India teaches children the importance of forest and wildlife. <br><br>Filler - Aap Ka Haque (Your Right) <br>Leather Filler - a look at the animals that are slaughtered for their hide, which is used to make leather bags, coats, belts etc. It also provides viewers with information about alternatives to leather that are available in the market which does not involve cruelty to animals. <br><br>Second Story - Kaziranga National Park, Assam <br>Bhoomi highlights the efforts to protect the Rhinos from poachers at the Kaziranga National Park in the heart of Assam, North Eastern state of India, one of the last areas in eastern India undisturbed by a human presence. It is inhabited by the world's largest population of one-horned rhinoceroses, as well as many mammals, including Tigers, Elephants, Panthers and Bears, and thousands of birds. <br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Sameer, the popular Bollywood lyricist <br></div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg11">EPISODE 12 <br><br>Lead Story - Chikk* 750 trees growing along the Vashi - Mankhurd Highway near Mumbai in western India cut down in order to make a hoarding more visible.<br>&nbsp;* Union Carbide factory cleaned up 18 years after the Bhopal Gas tragedy.<br>&nbsp;* Mumbai's diesel buses stopped in order to reduce the level of pollution. * The Supreme Court's suggestion on the Water Linking Project to the Central Government in order to increase water level and reduce water deficit problems. <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)d to charcoQuestion - Of what purpose is a Rhino's horn? <br>Answer - Mr. Chinappa, an ex-forest officer at Nagarhole Sanctuary near Bangalore in South India teaches children the importance of forest and wildlife. <br><br>Filler - Aap Ka Haque (Your Right) ion-Answer Section)<br>Question - Name the village that Anna Hazare has transformed into a model village? Answer - Mahseer is the name of the endangered fish that is being artificially bred <br><br>Filler - Aap Ka Haque (Your Right) <br>A snippet on the chrome cylinder, an invention by Prof. Dubey, from Varanasi - The cylinder which when used in two-wheeler reduces exhaust- emission level thereby reducing pollution caused by two-wheelers. <br>Second Story - A Transformed Village <br>Noted Gandhian, Mr. Anna Hazare has through his efforts transformed his village Ralegan Siddhi in Parner Taluka of Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra (Western India) into a self-reliant Model Village where several measures to conserve the environment have been adopted. Bhoomi takes the viewers on a journey through this evergreen village. <br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Mr.Johnny Lever - Well-known film Comedian. <br></div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg12">EPISODE 13 <br><br>Lead Story - Advanced Locality Management <br>Bhoomi finds out how the residents of Joshi Lane in Mumbai, Maharashtra (Western India) have formed an Advanced Locality Management unit and have been working in collaboration with the BMC authorities to solve their Garbage Disposal problem. <br><br>Fact File - Kya Aapko Pata Hai (Did you know) <br>Nothing in nature is ever wasted. Wet garbage can be reused as manure while dry garbage like plastic, metal, paper can be recycled and reused. However it is p* Sugar cane leaves which when converted to charcoal can be used as a source of fuel.<br>&nbsp;* Developed countries recommend old, used cell phones to be reused and not disposed carelessly, as they continue to emit harmful radiation. <br>* Haldi / turmeric and its use in cancer treatment. <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)ify the matQuestion - Name the village that Anna Hazare has transformed into a model village? <br>Answer - Mahseer is the name of the endangered fish that is being artificially bred <br><br>Filler - Aap Ka Haque (Your Right) finds out aboA snippet on the chrome cylinder, an invention by Prof. Dubey, from Varanasi - The cylinder which when used in two-wheeler reduces exhaust- emission level thereby reducing pollution caused by two-wheelers. <br><br>Second Story - A Transformed Village <br>Noted Gandhian, Mr. Anna Hazare has through his efforts transformed his village Ralegan Siddhi in Parner Taluka of Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra (Western India) into a self-reliant Model Village where several measures to conserve the environment have been adopted. Bhoomi takes the viewers on a journey through this evergreen village. <br><br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Mr.Johnny Lever - Well-known film Comedian. <br></div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg13">EPISODE 14 <br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Mr. Tinu Anand - Actor / Director from Bollywood. <br></div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg14">EPISODE 15 <br><br>Lead Story - Useful Bacteria <br>A visit to the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) a premier versatile, technological and multi-disciplinary nuclear research centre of India in; where organic waste from the kitchen is converted with the help of bacteria into methane gas which is then used as fuel in the kitchen for cooking purposes. <br><br>Viewers are informed about how bacteria are useful to us for preparing curd, alcohol and other food items as well. * 1 cm of human skin consists of 1 lakh bacteria<b* wildlife.<br and environment of protection the to dedication their for Heroes&quot; &quot;Earth six honour Magazine Sanctuary Bank Amro ABN by initiated Award Wildlife /> * Introduction of 'Oxygen parlours' in Surat Gujarat in Western India for Traffic Constables who are prone to various health problems due to constant exposure to polluted air. d by the Indian Oil Company which is a more cost-effective, eco-friendly fuel that combines the oil of the Karanji seeds with diesel. <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - How long does a baby elephant take to be born? Answer - Potato peels are used to make bandages for burn wounds.According to World Bank report; Air Pollution results in <br>* 40,000 premature deaths in a year<br>* In Mumbai 2,02,00,000 workdays are wasted in a year.r agricultural purposes. * If Earth was to become flat 8,800 feet of space on earth will be filled with water. <br><br>Second Story - Pani Panchayat <br>Bhoomi visits Naigaon village in Maharashtra in Western India where the people have evolved a unique system of conserving water by establishing Pani Panchayat. The villagers of Naigaon use this system where water is equally distributed among the farmers. <br><br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Mr. Anu Kapoor- Actor, and anchor of the popular television programme - Zee Anatakshari. <br></div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg15">EPISODE 16 <br><br>Lead Story - Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve <br>Bhoomi drives through the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve situated in the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra, Western India in its attempt to spot a tiger. The reserve is a pristine and unique ecosystem and contains some of the best of forest tracks endowed with rich biodiversity. It is famous for its natural heritage. <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News) <br>* Food prepared in iron vessels makes up for the iron deficit in the body thereby preventing anaemia. <br>* The Supreme Court's order to stop mining work at Kudremukh Iron Ore Company and move out from KudremukViewers are informed about how bacteria are useful to us for preparing curd, alcohol and other food items as well.<br>&nbsp;* 1 cm of human skin consists of 1 lakh bacteria<br>* Bacteria can be used for curdling; brewing alcohol, baking and even preparing Nitrogen from the soil for plants. /&gt;<br>Second Story - Thar Desert, Rajasthan <br>A look at how the people of Thar built canals, `baudis' and p* The Jamun fruit used as a cure for diabetes; as the hypoglycaemic substance in it reduces the blood sugar level in the body.<br>&nbsp;* Bio-diesel produced by the Indian Oil Company which is a more cost-effective, eco-friendly fuel that combines the oil of the Karanji seeds with diesel. <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)ght years <br><br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Mr .Bittu Sahgal, Editor of Sanctuary Magazine <br></div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg16">EPISODE 17 <br><br>Lead Story -* 70% of the earth's surface is covered with water but only 2.5% of this is available for consumption or agricultural purposes.<br>&nbsp;* If Earth was to become flat 8,800 feet of space on earth will be filled with water. <br><br>Second Story - Pani Panchayat cessity of life in the developing world - the construction of toilets and their maintenance <br><br>Fact File - Kya Aapko Pata Hai (Did you know) <br>&nbsp;* More than 7,00,000 pay- and- use toilets have been installed across the country, as a result of which<br>&nbsp;* 50,000 people have found employment <br>* 50,000 human scavengers have been liberated <br>* Pollution in rivers from human faeces have reduced by 80% <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News)<br>* Cost- effective cooking ranges made from wood and which gives cheaper fuel - an innovation by Dr. Shiv Mallik Darshan from Rohtak Haryana in North India. <br>* Zero pollution Eco-mobile that runs on battery, developed by Automobile manufacturer, Mahindra and Mahindra. <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - Why do we need trees? <br>Answer - A baby elephant takes 18 months to be born. <br><br>Filler - Aap Ka Haque (Your Right) <br>Bhoomi finds out how different baby animals are cared for by their mothers. K* The Supreme Court's order to stop mining work at Kudremukh Iron Ore Company and move out from Kudremukh National Park, Karnataka in South India.<br>* That 1.25 crore neem plants were planted in the Yunan province of China.takes you to the animal's paradise at Uttara's ARRC (Animal Rescue &amp; Rehabilitation Centre) in Pune where a wounded vulture from Baluchistan was rescued. <br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Mr. Mukesh Khanna, the popular actor of Television, famous for his role as "Bhishma Pitamah" in Mahabharata and as Shaktimaan. <br></div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg17">EPISODE 18 <br><br>Lead Story -Bio-Fuel <br>Bhoomi discovers that sugar is not the only by-product of sugarcane. Sugarcane leaves are used to make charcoal bricklets, which are used as biomass fuel for cooking purposes - A report on all this and much more from Phaltan village in Maharashtra in Western India. <br><br>Second Story - Pani Panchayat cessity of life in the developing world - the construction of toilets and their maintenance <br><br>Fact File - Kya Aapko Pata Hai (Did you know) <br>* More than 7,00,000 pay- and- use toilets have been installed across the country, as a result of which<br>* 50,000 people have found employment <br>* 50,000 human scavengers have been liberated <br>* Pollution in rivers from human faeces have reduced by 80% <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News)<br>* Cost- effective cooking ranges made from wood and which gives cheaper fuel - an innovation by Dr. Shiv Mallik Darshan from Rohtak Haryana in North India. <br>* Zero pollution Eco-mobile that runs on battery, developed by Automobile manufacturer, Mahindra and Mahindra. <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - Why do we need trees? <br>Answer - A baby elephant takes 18 months to be born. <br><br>Filler - Aap Ka Haque (Your Right) <br>Bhoomi finds out how different baby animals are cared for by their mothers. K* The Supreme Court's order to stop mining work at Kudremukh Iron Ore Company and move out from Kudremukh National Park, Karnataka in South India.<br>* That 1.25 crore neem plants were planted in the Yunan province of China.takes you to the animal's paradise at Uttara's ARRC (Animal Rescue &amp; Rehabilitation Centre) in Pune where a wounded vulture from Baluchistan was rescued. <br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Mr. Mukesh Khanna, the popular actor of Television, famous for his role as "Bhishma Pitamah" in Mahabharata and as Shaktimaan. <br></div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg18">EPISODE 19 <br><br>Lead Story -Rain Centre Chennail <br>Bhoomi takes a look at the Rain Water Harvesting Campaign in Chennai Tamil Nadu in South India started by Mr. Shekar Raghavan. His "Rain Centre" demonstrates to the citizens of Chennai how they can harvest rain water through sumps and recharge wells <br><br>Second Story - Pani Panchayat cessity of life in the developing world - the construction of toilets and their maintenance <br><br>Fact File - Kya Aapko Pata Hai (Did you know) <br>Facts on Rain Water Harvesting - * A single person uses 50 litres of water everyday for drinking, cooking, bathing and washing. * 1/5 persons do not have access to safe drinking water. * 92% of all rainwater is wasted. * 75% of our water needs can be met by harvesting rainwater. <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News)<br>* Rag pickers being educated by officials at the Maharashtra Nature Park on how wet garbage should be segregated and used as manure. * Medical camp for elephants begun at Rani Sanctuary in Guwahati, Assam. <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - Identify the sounds of the animals <br>Answer - Why we need trees - Vox pop story by Gurpal Singh explaining how trees give out oxygen and thus are important for our survival. <br><br>Filler - Aap Ka Haque (Your Right) <br>Bhoomi team shows a unique way of conserving rainwater using Beri's. Magaram Suttar in Rajasthan in North Western India builds 'BERI's' which are underground wells that conserve rainwater <br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Shaan, Indipop and playback singer </div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg19">EPISODE 20 <br><br>Lead Story - Pigeon Treatment Camp <br>Bhoomi reveals how the festival of Makar Sakranti threatens the pigeon population in Maharashtra in Western India at the Lion's Club Treatment Camp on 13th and 14th January where pigeons injured from kite flying were treated. <br><br>Fact File - Kya Aapko Pata Hai (Did you know) <br>Festivals &amp; Pollution - * Firecrackers used during Diwali emit poisonous gases like Sulphur Dioxide, Carbon Monoxide and Nitrogen dioxide into the air that lead to disorders like Asthma and Bronchitis. * During Diwali the noise pollution level is 140db which can cause temporary hearing loss. * During Ganesh Chaturthi the idols that are immersed into the seas and rivers release toxic colours, metal and thermocol that result in large-scale death of fish. * Colours used during Holi are made of Lead Oxide, Copper Sulphate and Chromium Oxide. Synthetic colours cause skin irritation and blindness. <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News)<br>* Detaining of 12 leopard skins from international gangsters by the Uttar Pradesh Police Special Task Force. * Chopping of 13 sandalwood trees in Baneshwar, Pune. * Eco-clubs organized by National Green Core in schools to spread anti-polythene awareness among children. <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - How can we use Neem as a mosquito repellent? <br>Answer - Why dogs wag their tails - to show their affection or when they are hungry. The filler also talks of use of horse tail as strings for musical instrument, while horses use them to ward off the flies. <br><br>Second Story -Neem Pesticide<br>Bhoomi team visits the Neem Foundation Research Farm in Akola Maharashtra in Western India where Neem is being used as pesticide on crops. The Neem tree has been known as the wonder tree for centuries in the Indian subcontinent. It has become important in the global context today because it offers answers to the major concerns facing mankind <br><br>Filler - Aap Ka Haque (Your Right) <br>Bhoomi team shows a unique way of conserving rainwater using Beri's. Magaram Suttar in Rajasthan in North Western India builds 'BERI's' which are underground wells that conserve rainwater <br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Ms. Anuradha Paudwal, noted playback singer </div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg20">EPISODE 21 <br><br>Lead Story - Clean Days Ahead For Powai Lake <br>Team Bhoomi spends time with the Powai Jheel Bachao Parisar Samithi, which has been working towards ridding Powai lake of the pollution. The neglect of the lake in Mumbai in Western India had been a matter of concern for a long time, especially after various surveys revealed that out of the 334 acres of the lake area, about 104 acres had died after being filled with debris <br><br>Fact File - Kya Aapko Pata Hai (Did you know) <br>Bhoomi gives the viewers a demonstration for preparing eco-friendly detergent at home using washing soda and borax powder. A comparison between chemical detergent and eco-friendly detergent explaining the relative benefits like reduction in water pollution and freedom from chemical irritants by using eco-friendly detergent. <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News)<br>* Detaining of 12 leopard skins from international gangsters by the Uttar Pradesh Police Special Task Force. * Chopping of 13 sandalwood trees in Baneshwar, Pune. * Eco-clubs organized by National Green Core in schools to spread anti-polythene awareness among children. <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - What is Ozone? <br>Answer - Identification of sounds of animals - they belong to animals like crow, cat etc., but produced by Mr. Gulam Gaush a resident of Mumbai in Western India who is an expert with imitating animals' voices. <br><br>Second Story - Sukhomajri Gaon <br>Bhoomi travels to Sukhomajri Gaon in Haryana, North India where excessive cattle grazing has resulted in erosion of topsoil during the rains, leading to water pollution. It also shows how the village community is taking action to protect their environment by not letting their animal's graze on the adjoining land but cutting the grass themselves and feeding them. <br><br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Mr.Atul Kulkarni, popular Theatre &amp; Film Actor. </div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg21">EPISODE 22 <br><br>Lead Story - Water Mill, a people's movement <br>Bhoomi brings to you the Himalayan regions, well known for their gushing rivers and streams directly fed by the snowy Himalayan Mountains. The people inhabiting the mountainous tracts of Uttaranchal in North India have found ways to harness the flowing energy of the natural resources to their advantage by constructing water mills for electricity generation. <br><br>Fact File - Kya Aapko Pata Hai (Did you know) <br>Facts on Water Mills - Water mills are non-polluting, cost-effective and can be conveniently used at home. A Water mill generates 1kw of electricity that costs Rs.10,000 - 15,000 while a hydroelectric mill generates the same amount of electricity for Rs.70-80,000. <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News)<br>* Bombay Municipal Corporation's (BMC) notice to all societies to segregate their garbage into wet &amp; dry garbage. * Lack of funds and expertise at the Goa Zoo required for adequate wildlife care. * Depletion in the number of vultures in India and efforts by the British Government and Bombay Natural History Society towards opening a Vulture Care Centre in Chandigarh to protect this bird. <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - What are clouds made of? <br>Answer - Using Neem as a mosquito repellent by burning lamps with neem oil, and other uses of neem to reduce pollution diseases etc. <br><br>Second Story - Uses of fly ash <br>Bhoomi finds out that the fly ash mounds that accumulate from the remains of charcoal that is used to make electricity by the National Thermal Power Corporation, can also be used constructively to grow trees and plants. <br><br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Rita Bhaduri, noted Film and Television Actress. </div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg22">EPISODE 23 <br><br>Lead Story - Sanjay Gandhi National Park <br>Bhoomi gives you a glimpse of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park and discusses the encroachment problem there. Originally planned as a wildlife retreat outside Mumbai, the park is now virtually engulfed by the growing city of Mumbai in Maharashtra in Western India. The Park is breathtakingly beautiful, filled with dense forests and dotted with sylvan lakes <br><br>Fact File - Kya Aapko Pata Hai (Did you know) <br>The Sanjay Gandhi National Park with its area of 104 sq. km is home to 40 leopards and 150 butter fly species. While England, which has, an area of 1,29,720 sq. km has only 65 different species of butterflies. <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News)<br>* Killing of the migratory birds that come to the Chilika Lake using bullets, poison and nets. * Cleaning of the Golden Temple Lake in Amritsar, Punjab after 18 years using sand filters <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - Why do birds sing? <br>Answer - Explaining Ozone - a thin shield in the upper atmosphere that protects life on Earth from the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays. <br><br>Second Story - Uses of fly ash <br>Bhoomi explores the innovative Motor Assisted Pedal Rickshaw (MAPRA) that was introduced in the University campus of Pune, Maharashtra to reduce the level of noise pollution and air pollution. This enables the rickshaw puller to take two passengers on a 10 degree slope at a speed of 10 km/hr without getting down from his seat. <br><br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Shruti Ulfat, popular Film and TV actress and environmentalist </div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg23">EPISODE 24 <br><br>Lead Story - Pangong Tso <br>Bhoomi showcases the breath-taking Pangong Tso, a huge, blackish water lake near Leh in North India the hues of which change with the passage of the sun. The World Wide Fund for Nature is taking several initiatives to conserve the land and endangered species of birds in a bid to counter the destructive impact of tourism in this area. <br><br>Fact File - Kya Aapko Pata Hai (Did you know) <br>The bio-village - Villainur, a village in Pondicherry, South India where villagers use ecologically viable methods of farming <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News)<br>* The Government of Assam's order to kill two elephants because they had entered a village in Assam and killed 12 villagers. * UN's report based on survey conducted on water pollution that has placed as 120th among 122 countries and 135th among 180 countries based on a survey on the availability of water. * The disturbing incident where hungry villagers in a village of Zambia broke into a go-down and stole 4000 bags of genetically modified maize that had been banned due to its harmful side effects on human beings. <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - Which mythological river has disappeared from the earth? <br>Answer filler - On the formation of clouds using interesting visuals by explaining the process of evaporation that results in vapour formation which later condenses and fall as rain. <br><br>Second Story - Fibre Bags <br>Bhoomi meets Anupama and Chetana - two school girls from St. Anthony School, New Delhi in North India who makes fibre bags from natural fibres as an alternative to plastic bags. <br><br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Ms. Gul Panag, Actor &amp; Former Miss India </div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg24">EPISODE 25 <br><br>Lead Story - 25TH Anniversary Special <br>A segment that shows all the citizen-led initiatives shown from episode 1-24 to protect and conserve the environment; Segments covered - Shiv Kumar, Rain Centre, Tadoba Tiger Reserve, the Pelicans of Kokre Bellur, Potato Bandage, Squirrel Thief, Beej Bachao Andolan, Adoption of street dogs, Snake Rescue and Study Centre. <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News)<br>* 45 cows dead due to extreme cold weather and starvation. * Pelting of hungry elephants with bricks by the Police to drive them away. * The Rs.1000 crore grant by the Prime Minister towards efforts to conserve rain water. * Use of old sarees in Bangladesh to strain water that resulted in a 50% reduction in cases of cholera. * Banana on the verge of being an endangered species. <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - How do Fishes breathe? <br>Answer filler - Birds sing in order to mark their territory, or when they look for food and while they have to attract opposite sex. Interesting visuals of some rare species of birds like Racket Tailed Drongo that sings to mime other birds, Whitebrowed Fantailed Flycatcher etc. <br><br>Second Story - Toxic Water <br>Bhoomi team delves in to the details of the report by Centre for Science &amp; Environment, which claims that certain packaged mineral water brands contain pesticides beyond permissible limits <br><br>Bhoomi Team <br>Introducing the staff at `SURABHI FORCE' working on `Bhoomi' <br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - MMr Ashutosh Gowarikar, well known Bollywood director of the Oscar nominated film "Lagaan" and Jodhaa Akbar </div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg25">EPISODE 26 <br><br>Lead Story - SHRAMDAAN <br>Bhoomi team meets the local residents of Mumbai who are involved in various initiatives to clean and beautify their residential areas through their 'Shramdaan'. <br><br>Fact File - Kya Aapko Pata Hai (Did you know) <br>Farmers growing export quality vegetables and fruits in the drought-prone villages of Rajasthan, under the guidance of Mr. Rajendra Singh of the Tarun Bharat Sangh. <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News)<br>* Medicine woman's magical cure from Madurai - A mixture of goat droppings and prosopus leaves found to be effective in treating the wounds caused by the thorns of the 'prosopus' * Relocation of the endangered Himalayan Tahr which were being bred in South Africa to Dehradun, India, where they can be better looked after, due to the timely intervention of 'Friends of the Tahr' Group and Maneka Gandhi. * Damage to the sensory cells of fishes by seismic guns that are used for underwater oil exploration in Australia, which causes hearing loss in them. <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - What is leather made of? <br>Answer filler - The disappearance of river Saraswati from the earth - Saraswati River, which was formed from the melting of glaciers in Shivalik hills, dried up after an earthquake some 4000 years ago. Satluj and Yamuna are considered as tributaries of this river. <br><br>Second Story - Best from waste <br>Bhoomi visits the home of Mrs. Asha Pandey in Delhi where she transforms her household waste into creative and artistic items like greeting cards, baskets etc <br><br>Bhoomi Team <br>Introducing the staff at `SURABHI FORCE' working on `Bhoomi' <br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Yukta Mookhey, former Miss India &amp; Miss World </div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg26">EPISODE 27 <br><br>Lead Story - Rajaji National Park <br>A view of Rajaji National Park in Jalpaigudi, West Bengal known for its pristine scenic beauty and rich biodiversity; a paradise for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. The elephant population in the Rajaji National Park is depleting due to human factors like the building of the canal, the railway that passes through the forest and the Gujjars tribals who have encroached upon this land. <br><br>Fact File - Kya Aapko Pata Hai (Did you know) <br>Farmers growing export quality vegetables and fruits in the drought-prone villages of Rajasthan, under the guidance of Mr. Rajendra Singh of the Tarun Bharat Sangh. <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News)<br>* Shoes that can be used to recharge batteries due to their in-built dynamo - an invention by Mr. Rajesh Ranjan from Ranchi. * Instructions from the Wild Life Advisory Board of West Bengal to sell off some of their 65 elephants owing to insufficient funds to look after the elephants. * The adverse effect of the fumes and vapours caused by the destruction of oil wells during the Iraq war on the migratory birds which has confused them from their paths. <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - What is paper made of? <br>Answer filler - How fishes breathe - the respiratory system of the fish can extract small amounts of oxygen out of the water into their bloodstream by using its gills <br><br>Second Story - Breeding Fish in Recycled Water <br>Bhoomi team focuses on the fishermen in West Calcutta who have devised a natural process to recycle water that has been contaminated with industrial waste. They use it to breed fish; which has now become a chief source of their livelihood and sustenance. <br><br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Ms. Sonali Kulkarni, popular Bollywood actress </div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg27">EPISODE 28 <br><br>Lead Story - Shoor Veer Singh <br>Introducing Mr. Shoor Veer Singh, a farmer from Bijnor village in UP who uses organic farming techniques which have increased the productivity and fertility of his farm and inspired other farmers to adopt these eco-friendly techniques. <br><br>Filler <br>Bhoomi catches up with the Haldar Family in Netra village, Calcutta, for a rare lunch date comprising of only raw vegetables. The family never cooks their meals. <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News)<br>* Revival of the traditional art of using vegetable-based dyes for textile printing by Mr. Simigopalraaju from Andhra Pradesh * The fine webs of certain species of spiders to be used as biosensors to detect the level of dioxins and heavy metals in the air. * The watershed project started by Mr.Rajkumar Rajeshwari Devi in Rajasthan to harvest rainwater for agricultural purposes. <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - What comes first, the chicken or the egg? <br>Answer filler - A Vox Pop featuring Rubi Bhatia on how leather is made as well as the inhumane treatment of animals for their hide. <br><br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Mr.Sushant Singh, the popular film actor. </div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg28">EPISODE 29 <br><br>Lead Story - The Irula Clan <br>Story of the Irula Clan in Madras (now chennai) who once used snakes to hunt mice for food, are today catching snakes to extract poison that is used for medical purposes in the Hopkins Hospital. They are also shown to collect herbs from the jungle and sell them. <br><br>Filler <br>Bhoomi meets Mrs. Sarla Velinkar and her pet parrot. <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News)<br>* The Government's ban on the use of Shahtoosh Shawls and the need to declare the shahtoosh shawls in one's possession before 18th October 2003. * Ban on the use of pesticides and insecticides in the cultivation of 36 species of fruits and vegetables, due to the efforts of 'Shrishti,' an NGO. * Delhi declared as the 'Clean Cities International Partner of the year' by the US Department of Energy' for its successful implementation of CNG Transfer Programme in 2003. * The Chennai Government's order to release water into the Manimutaar Bagh as a result of which the migratory birds have found a comfortable resting-place here. <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - What comes first, the chicken or the egg? <br>Answer filler - A Vox Pop featuring Rubi Bhatia on how leather is made as well as the inhumane treatment of animals for their hide. <br><br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Mr.Sushant Singh, the popular film actor. </div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg29">EPISODE 30 <br><br>Lead Story - Shahtoosh Shawls <br>A look at the production of Shahtoosh shawls; that involves slaughtering the endangered `Chiru' for its wool. This has been banned; while alternative Pashmina shawls have been recommended since it not only prevents the mass killing of Chirus but also provides employment to the shawl weavers of Kashmir. <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News)<br>* Study by earth scientists, which reveal that the land in Uttar Pradesh can collapse at any time due to depletion of underground water levels. * Study on effects of pollution on youth found to reduce their reproductive ability. * That people prefer to drink out of mud cups instead of plastic cups. * Ban on use of plastic cups in Govt. offices by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister * The three elephants of Sindipal Forest Reserve, Orissa that are guarding the forest from poachers and have till date managed to nab 40 poachers. <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - Name the 'Wonder Material' invented in the last century that is becoming the greatest threat of this century? <br>Answer filler - What comes first, the chicken or the egg? Scientists of National Geographic have discovered that the chicken evolved gradually from a bird akin to the Dodo, consequently it was the egg that preceded the chicken. <br><br>Second Story - Boiling Point <br>Bhoomi analyzes a report on the conflict arising over issues of water sharing; both nationally and internationally. The leading cases include the age-old dispute between Angola, Namibia and Botswana over the sharing of the waters and Mexico over the Rio-Grande. In India itself, despite several treaties there is regional conflict over the waters of the Kaveri and Krishna rivers. The inadequate rainfall and ensuing water deficit is further adding to the mounting conflict; bringing it to its boiling point <br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Jackie Shroff, well known Bollywood actor </div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg30">EPISODE 31 <br><br>Lead Story -Diwakar Sharma <br>An anti-poaching crusader who goes undercover and pretends to be a customer of wildlife products in order to trap poachers and break smuggling rings. In order to avoid poaching gangs from finding his true identity, the entire story has been shot making an effort to keep Mr. Sharma's identity a secret. <br><br>Fact File - Kya Aapko Pata Hai (Did you know) <br>A look at the past year's record of animals lost as a result of poaching for skins, tusks etc. <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News)<br>* Eco-friendly fuel by burning plastic, developed by scientists at Delhi's Shri Ram Institute. The fuel which is like coal could be used in brick and cement manufacturing and to generate electricity. * Recent discovery by Swiss and Indian scientists of a bacterium that helps the degeneration of pesticides like endosulphan, lindane in the soil. With the help of the new bacteria, these pesticides have been found to degenerate within 15 days, much faster than the conventional 25 to 50 years. <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - Why are leaves green? <br>Answer filler - The economical and eco-friendly way for Gabbar Singh to travel from Ramgarh to Shyamgarh is bicycle, which is the cheapest and most eco-friendly means of travelling from one place to another. <br><br>Second Story - A Glimpse into Tiger Habitat <br>Sanctuary Magazine editor and environmentalist Bittu Sahgal anchors this story. Bittu talks to viewers of the behaviour of tigers in their natural habitat and recounts some of his memories of them. The film illustrates some of the patterns of tiger behaviour and offers rare glimpses of their family life <br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Preeti Jhangiani, popular film actress </div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg31">EPISODE 32 <br><br>Lead Story - Wetlands of Kashmir <br>A pristine view of the wetlands of Kashmir which have annual visitors, the summer and winter migratory birds on their way from Siberia and other countries. The story deals with efforts being taken to protect the wetlands and the endangered species by forming village committees. <br><br>Filler - Promos of Vatavaran 2003 <br>Inviting entries for the Film Festival organized by the Centre for Media Studies and Ministry Of Environment and Forests from 18th - 20th November 2003 <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News) <br>* Efforts by the Bangalore City Corporation along with the horticulture and forest department to protect the trees that are bent on one side and can fall off during the monsoon. * Blood donation Centre for animals set up at animal Care Centre in Parel Mumbai. * Case of reverse dumping where Hindustan Lever has returned 29 tons of waste mercury to America with the help of Green Peace India and a local environment agency. <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - Name a natural and renewable energy source that is available only during the day <br>Answer filler - The 'Wonder Material' invented in the last century that is becoming the greatest threat of this century. Vox pop story on Plastic its harmful effects and making people aware of the concepts of - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.<br><br><br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Kavita Krishnamurhty, well known playback singer </div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg32">EPISODE 33 <br><br>Lead Story - Laurie Baker, the Architect <br>Bhoomi team meets Laurie Baker to find out the benefits of the traditional housing structures in terms of cheaper cost and ability to withstand the vagaries of weather. Laurie Baker explains why the pyramid or triangular shaped structures are better able to survive during the Earthquakes. <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News)<br>* National awards in the categories of poetry, painting, essay writing and photography given to children on 5th June 2003. * Tiger foot steps spotted in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park Borivali. * Nepal Government charging the Everest Mountaineers a sum of $4000 as garbage deposit which will be given back to them once they come down from Everest with their garbage. <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - How do the Warli community people search for water below the ground? Answer - Filler explaining graphically how the chlorophyll pigment inside the leaves causes the leaves to be green. <br><br>Second Story - Welfare of Stray Dogs <br>Bhoomi attends a mela for adopting stray dogs, which was organized in Mumbai where the people adopting the stray dogs were interviewed and given information about pet care. <br><br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) -Milind Soman, well known Model and Film actor <br></div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg33">EPISODE 34 <br><br>Lead Story - Flamingoes <br>Bhoomi captures the unique Flamingo Watch Festival conducted jointly by the Bombay Natural History Society and Bombay Port Trust at Siwri in Mumbai where five to ten thousand flamingos had visited <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News) <br>* Various new techniques to conserve water, like digging of trenches in the field implemented at Dr. Punjab Rao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth in Akola district of Maharashtra. * American Survey revealing that children are more conscious about their environment and take better care of it. * Sydney University professor's new synthetic paint compound which when applied on the car prevents dirt from sticking on to it. <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - Which bag should be used for eco-friendly shopping? Answer - Sunlight as the natural and renewable energy source that is available only during the day, and the method to make a solar cooker at home. <br><br>Second Story - Land of Rising Water: Japan <br>A CSE (Centre for Science and Environment) film on the floods in Japan and the construction of dams and canals that have utilized the flood water to make it available to the people through out the year. Also a look at how the people of Japan are becoming environmentally conscious in their everyday life <br><br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Varun Badola, popular Television actor <br></div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg34">EPISODE 35 Opens with a tribute to Marie Curie by Mr. Siddarth Kak along with archival footage of her life with specific reference to her discovery of radium. <br><br>Lead Story - Rain Water Harvesting <br>The story shows the entire process of rainwater harvesting where water gets collected on the terraces of buildings and get carried to its storage tank underground. <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News) <br>* Dolphin found dead on Mumbai seashore. * Delhi's Rama Anand makes use of old and used tyres to make sofas and other decorative items. * The increasing level of pollution in Ganga. <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - Why do flowers produce nectar? Answer - Bhoomi team follows the Warli tribe's men from Kanhauli village in Thane who search for crabs, which indicate if there is water in and around that area or not <br><br>Second Story - Eco-Friendly Furniture <br>Bhoomi visits Deluxe Recycling Pvt. Ltd. in Mumbai, which makes use of waste from factories, tetrapack and rubber wood for making furniture and other household items <br><br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Akhilendra Mishra, popular television and film actor <br></div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg35">EPISODE 36 <br><br>Lead Story - Qasim Wani <br>Bhoomi meets Qasim Wani an ex-forest guard, the winner of Sancturay Asia's Life Time Service Award, who has devoted his life to protecting the forest, especially the Hanguls. The story unfolds at the Dachigam National Park, the last home of the rare Hangul or Kashmir stag, which can be viewed best during its autumn mating season when the lower slopes and forests echo with its melodious calls. <br><br>Filler - Repeat Telecast of Vatavaran Promo <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News) <br>* Invention of Electronic Paper made from thin sheet of stainless steel, by E-Incorporation. * A study by BNHS (Bombay Natural History Society) which shows the number of sparrows in the city are reducing due to the new construction models of the houses and decline of trees. * Saloni salt prepared from fresh vegetables by the Centre for Salt and Marine Chemical Research Institute (CSMCRI). <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - A man goes to the forest, after a long wait he shoots a tiger, but the tiger remains unhurt can you tell us who the man is? Answer filler - Use of cotton bag for Eco-friendly shopping. <br><br>Second Story - Eco-Friendly Shopping <br>A Vox pop story on Eco-friendly shopping of organic food and cosmetics <br><br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Alter, Theatre and film actor <br></div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg36">EPISODE 37 <br><br>Lead Story - M.C. Mehta <br>Bhoomi introduces its viewers to Mr. M.C. Mehta, the environmental lawyer in Supreme Court crusading for saving Taj Mahal from marble cancer and involved in various other activities like preventing pollution in Ganges <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News) <br>* World's largest solar cookers at Tirupati, which prepares food for fifteen thousand in a day, built by the Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources. * New generator that generates electricity from organic waste, rice husk, mustard husk and hospital waste invented by Navreet Energy Resource Institute (NERI) Rohtak. * Snake serum earlier tested on horses to be tested on chicken, in order to reduce the cruelty on horses. <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - Which is the animal that has to keep on moving? Answer filler - explains the use of nectar by flowers for the process of reproduction with interesting insight about plants like Venus FlyTrap and Pitcher Plant that use nectar as bait to trap and eat insects. <br><br>Second Story - Vivek Menon <br>An investigative hunt by Bhoomi along with Vivek Menon of the Wild Life Trust of India; posing as a consumer of wild life products, Mr. Menon is on a mission to nab those involved in the trade and poaching of birds and animals both endangered and other wise. <br><br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Suchitra Pillai, Theatre and Film actress. <br></div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg37">EPISODE 38 Special Episode on Water <br><br>Lead Story - Yamuna Clean-up <br>A look at the increasing level of pollution in Yamuna River due to the exponential growth of population in its basin, raw sewage being dumped into the river and release of insufficiently cremated body remains down the river. The story also highlights government's efforts to clean up the river Yamuna. <br><br>Water Quote <br>An ancient quote on water, written by Chanakya <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - Which is the animal that has to keep on moving? Answer filler - explains the use of nectar by flowers for the process of reproduction with interesting insight about plants like Venus FlyTrap and Pitcher Plant that use nectar as bait to trap and eat insects. <br><br>Second Story - Vivek Menon <br>An investigative hunt by Bhoomi along with Vivek Menon of the Wild Life Trust of India; posing as a consumer of wild life products, Mr. Menon is on a mission to nab those involved in the trade and poaching of birds and animals both endangered and other wise. <br><br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Suchitra Pillai, Theatre and Film actress. <br></div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg38">EPISODE 39 Special Episode on Water <br><br>Lead Story - Turtle Film <br>A look at the serene beautiful fishing hamlet of Kolavipalam in North Kerala, which has been in the news for grassroot level effort to protect the highly endangered Olive Ridley turtles. For the last decade, the villagers have been burning the midnight oil to ensure the survival of the turtles and resist the threats posed by illegal sand-mining that damages the coast line as well as the nesting habitat of the turtles and the fisher folk's livelihood <br><br>Fact File - Kya Aapko Pata Hai (Did you know) Fact file on Turtles <br>* There are seven sub species of turtles in the world. * Female turtles lay two hundred eggs at a time. * Only four out of them survive and live for hundred years <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News) <br>* Majori Island close to Bramhaputra under the threat of submersion due to constant flooding of Bramhaputra. * A new species of fish called "Mystery Fish" found by the scientists in Brazil * One third of a spoon of mercury, a neurotoxin can pollute over twenty-five acres of water. <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - From which plant can shampoo be made? Answer filler - Interesting visuals explaining how sharks have no swim bladder to keep them buoyant and hence sink when not swimming. <br><br>Second Story - The Dancing Bear <br>Bhoomi team brings you the Kalandar community that survives on the income from dancing bears. At the Bear Rescue Centre in Agra, bears that are willingly given by the Kalandars in return for a sum of Fifty thousand rupees are given a new life. <br><br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Renuka Shahane, popular television and film actress <br></div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg39">EPISODE 40 <br><br>Lead Story - Toxic Metal <br>Bhoomi informs the viewers about Lead, a highly toxic metal that was used for many years in products found in and around our homes. Lead may cause a range of health effects, from behavioural problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children 6 years old and under are most at risk, because their bodies are growing quickly. <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News) <br>* Ashden awards also called Green Oscars awarded to Bunker Roy and S.P Gon Chaudhary for their efforts towards saving the environment. * School children in Kashmir participate in a rally to protest the pollution caused due to non-biodegradable polythene in the valley. * Discovery by scientists that Scots Deodar releases nitrogen oxide and hydrocarbons in to the atmosphere, which mixes with sunlight to create photochemical smog which intern causes acid rain. <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - Which was the bird used to deliver letters from one place to another? Answer filler - a snippet that explains how the River water carrying mineral salts joins the seawater and makes it salty. <br><br>Second Story -Arogyapaccha <br>Bhoomi introduces you to Kanni adivasi tribe in Kerala, who have patented arogyapaccha, a medicinal herb that has anti-fatigue properties. <br><br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Alok Nath, well known Film and Television actor <br></div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg40">EPISODE 41 <br><br>Lead Story - Terrorism and Deforestation <br>Bhoomi tells the story of Hutmara village in Kashmir where villagers took action to prevent the terrorists from cutting down the Deodar trees in their village. <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News) <br>* India ranked 133 among 160 countries in the availability of water according to study by the United Nations * Young men in a village in Rajasthan unable to find brides due to the shortage of water in the village. * Narmada pipeline in Gujarat helping the remote water starved villages in Kutch. <br><br>Fact File - Kya Aapko Pata Hai (Did you know) <br>Details of how natural calamities like floods, forest fires and volcanic eruptions are all nature's way of survival and how despite the destruction they cause, they also give certain positive aspects to the environment as a whole. <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - Why do stars twinkle? Answer filler - Vox pop story explaining the benefits of Herbal shampoo over Synthetic ones, the method of preparing herbal shampoos at home, and environmental and health hazards of using synthetic shampoo. <br><br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Brijesh Hirji, noted comedian of Indian film and Television <br></div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg41">EPISODE 42 <br><br>Lead Story - A Unique Ecosystem <br>Bhoomi takes you on a visit to Sunderbans, one of the most unique ecosystems in this part of the world. It is dominated by mangrove forests and gets its name from the Sundari (Heritiera foams) trees. A network of estuaries, tidal rivers, and creeks intersected by numerous channels, it encloses flat, marshy islands covered with dense forests and is home to various unique species of plants and animals. <br><br>Fact File - Kya Aapko Pata Hai (Did you know) <br>Bhoomi captures a unique sight of Tigers eating grass. Yes Tigers eat grass to help them digest their food much as domesticated cats do. They have even been known to eat mud and it is believed that this may also serve a digestive purpose for these creatures. <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News) <br>* Kaziranga forest guards increase vigil to protect rhinos in the forest from poachers. * United Nations Environment Programme finds that the glaciers on Mount Everest are melting and shifting to one side. * Plastic made from corn and its use. * How the All Species Foundation is using the internet to gather and store information about the various plant and animal species found through out the globe. <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - Do trees sleep? Answer filler - explaining visually how Pigeons are trained to deliver letters from one place to another. Besides carrying love letters they were also trained to carry messages across military base <br><br>Second Story - Greening of Israel <br>Bhoomi captures the efforts taken by the people in Israel to convert barren desert land into greening fields. Initiatives like drip irrigation, use of recycled water and setting up of green house and computer operated pipes in the fields. <br><br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Esha Koppikar, model and popular actress. <br></div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg42">EPISODE 43 <br><br>Lead Story - A Glimpse of Dal Lake <br>Bhoomi features Dal Lake, one of the chief ornaments of the Kashmir valley dying a slow death due to the level of dirt and pollution. It also takes a look at the initiatives taken by local NGO "Hope" along with the government to clean up the lake and the increasing amount of encroachment on the Dal Lake resulting in the reduction of the area of the lake. <br><br>Fact File - Kya Aapko Pata Hai (Did you know) <br>Houseboats and doongas (service boats) that serve tourists are discharging sewage and other waste into Dal Lake. Effluents from the paper, carpet and wool industries also pollute the lake. Weeds have taken over and the present area of the lake has reduced by over 50 sq. km <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News) <br>* Case of encephalitis found in Maharashtra, the disease which already took the lives of fifty people in Andhra Pradesh. * Caterpillar mushroom being used in Chinese medicine * Pollution caused by Coca-Cola factory in Palakkad Kerala. * Ozone layer depletion reduced considerably <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - How do birds clean their feathers? Answer filler - explaining visually the process of refraction of light that causes the stars to twinkle <br><br>Second Story - Two Photographers <br>Story of two wildlife photographers Rupin Dang from New Delhi and Dr. Manoj Singdi from Bangalore who are constantly on the look out for natural wonders that they can capture. Bhoomi features some of their rare collection of photographs. <br><br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Ketaki Dave, the popular actress of television <br></div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg43">EPISODE 44 <br><br>Lead Story - Bio-Medical Waste Management <br>Bhoomi draws viewer's attention to the amount of bio-medical waste in the country. Ramky Engineers Pvt. Ltd., a company in Mumbai which is involved in bio-medical waste management where the waste is collected from hospitals and then steam sterilized. <br><br>Fact File - Kya Aapko Pata Hai (Did you know) <br>Medical waste like needles and bandages from households when put into dustbins along with household waste can harm the rag pickers if they handle it with out any precautions <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News) <br>* River linking project to start by the end of this year. * Parrots in Kaziranga dying after colliding with one another during flight. The high tension electric tower inside the sanctuary found to make these birds lose their sense of direction * British company collects used mobile phones from the people &amp; recycle them in order to reduce E-waste. <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - Which eco-friendly substance is used to make idols of Lord Ganesh? Answer filler - Vox pop story on trees sleeping explaining how the trees "hibernate" in deep coma all winter and "aestivate" in a somewhat lighter coma in summer, which doctors call a vegetative state <br><br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Sudha Chandran, popular Television and Film Actress <br></div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg44">EPISODE 45 <br>Introduction of Ozone by Mr.Siddharth Kak on World Ozone Day. <br><br>Lead Story - Joint Forest Management <br>Bhoomi takes you to Midnapur in West Bengal where adivasis are roped in by the forest department to protect and preserve the forest where they live. Joint Forest Management has resulted in giving adivasis better opportunity financially to lead their lives. <br><br>Filler - <br>* Save Ozone - A look at the initiatives taken by Expanded Inc. in Mumbai to prevent the use of Chloro Fluoro Carbon (CFC) in the manufacture of foam which is used for refrigeration. The use of CFC results in depletion of Ozone layer. * Promo of Sanctuary Wildlife Awards 2003 - Nominations inviting viewers to participate in the Wildlife awards given by Sanctuary Magazine. <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - Why do Chameleons change their color according to their surroundings? Answer filler - interesting visuals that show the birds using techniques like bathing, preening and oiling to clean their feathers. <br><br>Second Story - German Recycling <br>Bhoomi finds out how various techniques are used to separate garbage at home and how industrial plants have been set up to convert garbage in to manure. The team travels to Germany for the story, the most populated country in Europe that manages its waste efficiently. <br><br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Yash Tonk Television and film actor <br></div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg45">EPISODE 46 <br><br>Lead Story - Nasik Kumbh Mela <br>Bhoomi takes you on a spiritual journey to the sacred Kumbh-Mela held at Ramkund, Nasik that is held every twelve years and the most important religious function of the Hindu Community. The city is a unique witness to about two lakh Sadhus, from various parts of India who gather together on the pious occasion of Parvani to take a 'royal' bath in the Ramkund. Bhoomi weaves an environment angle to this spiritual revelry. <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News) <br>* Elephants in Jharkhand visit the village after smelling of liquor. The villagers resort to cow dung to camouflage the smell. * Rivers on lease given to private companies in Orissa * Over 110 trees felled on Barakhamba road in Delhi for the construction of Metro railway. * 35 Poachers die after drinking the water poisoned by another set of poachers who had poisoned the lakes to trap wild animals. <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - What are the sources that produce electricity? Answer filler - explaining visually how idols made of mud and natural colors are easier to dissolve and do not pollute the atmosphere. <br><br>Second Story - Bhand Pather <br>Bhoomi finds out how Bhand Pather, very popular with the common masses who have remained its sole patrons to date is spreading the message of environmental conservation. Pather, in Kashmiri language means a drama, while Bhand is the performer or actor. The Bhands normally don't have any readymade or pre-decided theme. The performer shows his ingenuity by improvising according to the situation and the material available. No stage property or green rooms are required. <br><br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Pandit Jasraj, the unparalleled doyen of Hindustani Classical Music <br></div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg46">EPISODE 47 <br><br>Lead Story - Delhi Zoo <br>Bhoomi takes you on a visit to Delhi Zoo where various initiatives have been taken to protect and preserves different species of wild animals and also introduces the viewers to some of these rare species. <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News) <br>* Successful implementation of rainwater harvesting in the Rashtrapati Bhavan resulting in the rise of water tables. * Micro-windmill driven battery charger invented by N.V Satyanarayana from Vishakapatanam, Andhra Pradesh. * Scientists discover that the first SARS virus was found in a civet in China and because of its consumption by human beings, it spread to the humans. <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - How does the tiger get to know that there is a human being around him? Answer filler - highlights how and why chameleons change colour to camouflage themselves in their surroundings <br><br>Second Story - Billy Arjan Singh <br>Bhoomi meets Billy Arjan Singh popularly called "Dudhwa's Tiger man" and traces the story of Tara the tiger introduced into the Dudhwa National Park in Uttar Pradesh which later turned into a man eater and had to be neutralized. <br><br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Poonam Naroola Goyal, noted Television Actress <br></div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg47">EPISODE 48 <br><br>Lead Story - Phinda Game Reserve <br>Bhoomi takes you on a safari through Phinda Private Game Reserve, which lies in the heart of Africa and is the most spectacular diverse region, home to no less than seven eco-systems and an extraordinary range of wildlife. It offers a truly unique hospitality and wildlife experience. The story gives viewers a taste of the spectacular landscape and various wild animals found there and also a chance encounter with a herd of elephants. <br><br>Filler - Banabibi <br>A glimpse of Banabibi Utsav in West Bengal celebrated with fervour by the people of Sunderbans who believe that Banabibi, the Goddess of forest, will protect them from the Tiger. <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News) <br>* Crocodile spotted near a primary school close to Bhitarkanika Wild Life Sanctuary in Orissa resulting in the school remaining shut for the next two weeks for fear of attack. * Threat to the marine life and ecology due to the leak in an oil tanker near Karachi. * Scientists discover a 120-km stretch of new coral reefs in the Gulf of Carpentaria in Queensland Australia. <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - Why don't we see dead birds in the city? Answer filler - explaining through interesting visuals, the process of generating electricity from wind, wave and the sun <br><br>Second Story - Pollution During Festivals <br>A look at the pollution caused during Ganesh and Durga Pujas due to the immersion of idols. Certain steps taken in Pune, like collecting the idols and immersing them in artificial tanks constructed for immersion to prevent the water from getting polluted is highlighted. <br><br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Apara Mehta, noted television Actress of Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi fame <br></div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg48">EPISODE 49 <br><br>Lead Story - Wular Lake <br>Bhoomi gives you a visual treat of the beautiful Wular Lake in Jammu &amp; Kashmir, which is the largest fresh water lake in India, about 13 miles long and 6 miles broad. The story focuses on the current dismal state of the lake due to pollution and creation of catchments which have reduced the area of the lake considerably <br><br>Filler - Mangalam Dance <br>A classical dance performance by students of Salvan Public School in New Delhi, in praise of mother nature, along with a prayer to maintain the delicate balance between man and the earth. <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News) <br>* Paper manufacturing company in Tamil Nadu using sugarcane waste and eucalyptus fibre to make paper thereby reducing the number of trees being cut to make paper. * 15 Mining companies in the world signs an agreement whereby there will be no mining activities undertaken in areas close to natural heritage sites. * Commercial farming of flowers resulting in the decrease in nectar in flowers cited as the reason for the decrease in the number of Honeybees in Britain. <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - Which is the fruit that is soon going to be extinct? Answer filler - Answer filler that follows Mayur Kamat into the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai, where he camouflaged himself with cow dung to prevent the smell of soap, which Tiger is able to detect and spotted the Tiger. <br><br>Second Story - Weather Prediction <br>Villagers in Junagad district in Gujarat predict the weather by looking at various natural signs, like the flowers on Bamboo tree indicates impending drought. All this is being studied meticulously by "Varsha Vigyan Mandal" an initiative undertaken by the Junagad Agriculture University, where Team Bhoomi finds out how true their predictions have turned out to be. <br><br>Bhoomi Ke Sitare (Celebrity Talk) - Jaya Bhattacharya, noted Television Actress <br></div> <div class="dropcontent" id="dropmsg49">EPISODE 50 <br><br>Lead Story - Cheetah Land <br>Bhoomi takes you to picturesque South Africa where lies Cango Wildlife Ranch that is ranked as one of the top five breeding facilities for endangered cheetah in the world. Viewers are introduced to the Cheetah Land where they get to see the young cubs and their life style. <br><br>Filler - Diwali Campaign <br>Bhoomi team covers the students of "Children's Academy", Mumbai who are on a campaign against the Diwali crackers by performing skits in the colonies and conducting door to door campaigns appealing people to celebrate Diwali in an environment friendly manner. <br><br>Bhoomi Files (Environment News) <br>* Scientists discover that Vultures are getting extinct due to a medicine diclofenac given to animals, which enters Vulture's body through the dead animals they consume, resulting in their death. * Geothermal energy being increasingly utilized the world over, and India's geothermal energy plant in Rajasthan. * Research revealing that plastic bottles have the capacity to keep alive disease causing micro organisms. <br><br>Sawaal Jawaab (Question-Answer Section)<br>Question - How can we change salty seawater in to drinking water? 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