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Kota Sriraj

Food for thought, and for urgent action

Thursday, 22 Jun 2017 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Global food loss and waste annually generate 4.4 gigatonnes of C02, equivalent or about eight per cent of the total greenhouse gas emission. This puts the contribution of food wastage emissions to global warming at par with global road transport emissions The spectre of food shortage has always been a growing...

Climate change resilience needed

Thursday, 15 Jun 2017 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Climate change and the resultant increase of mean temperature in different parts India is a grave situation which needs immediate action to check deaths and the health hazards caused by harmful, and fatal heat waves India is earnestly looking forward to a much-needed normal monsoon this year. If the predictions of...

Let’s plant more solar trees around

Thursday, 08 Jun 2017 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

A solar tree has leaf-like adjustable solar panels connected through metal branches using sunlight to make energy. The solar tree panels charge batteries during the day; at dusk, the tree automatically switches on LED lights The first of June became a grim day for the world as the seemingly united forum...

Saving our environment is imperative

Thursday, 01 Jun 2017 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

It is too dangerous to leave the fate of the whole world on one world leader, that is Donald Trump. India, under the Modi regime, can take the initiative in the matter by rallying the support of the nations under the Paris agreement The world is surely going through some very...

Deforestation means perilous future

Thursday, 25 May 2017 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

At a time when India is reeling under successive inadequate monsoons, dwindling forests will be an additional problem. Efficient forest management is in fact one of the keys to meet SDGs. The multi-functional role of forests must not be overlooked Efficient management of forests is one of the key Sustainable Development...

Dream of a greener and cleaner India

Thursday, 18 May 2017 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Switching to renewable sources of energy is the global preference now and an environmental priority. As the second-largest coal user, India needs to perfect its infrastructure a whole lot better to replace the use of coal completely A recent Niti Aayog report has put full and comprehensive focus on environment friendly...

Electric mobility is the future

Thursday, 11 May 2017 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Undoubtedly, electric vehicles are the way forward and India too must adopt the technology soon. But there are many environmental and infrastructural barriers before we can take the big leap Recently Piyush Goyal, Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines, opined that by...

For a functional infrastructure

Thursday, 04 May 2017 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Climate change is not only a threat to the existence of the planet and humankind in a distant future but an obstacle to a growing economy like India with evolving and growing needs Countries across the globe are experiencing extreme weather events that are resulting in catastrophic impacts to humans and...

When style trumps environment

Thursday, 27 Apr 2017 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Buildings with glass facade are becoming increasingly popular across urban India’s skyline. There are positives in having such a design, but the disadvantages in a tropical country such as India far outweigh the benefits Glass faÁade buildings have become an indispensable part of urban India’s skyline. In fact, over a period...

Cacophony over celebrity tweet

Thursday, 20 Apr 2017 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Inspite of governmental rules and guidelines, the capital city of India is one among those with degraded hearing quality due to sound pollution. It’s time we stop being territorial and address matters with an objective point of view A recent tweet by noted singer Sonu Nigam on forced religiousness, in India,...


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