Kota Sriraj

Beware of water crisis ahead

Thursday, 15 Feb 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

India must decide on its future course of action to save the Himalayan ecology which is under severe threat due to the vagaries of climate change. If left unchecked, this can impact the volume of our waterways Sometime in the not-so-distant future, our upcoming generations will wonder why their ancestors, which...

Facing the heavy metal challenge

Thursday, 08 Feb 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

To make matters worse for the Capital, mercury has emerged as the most alarming, disease-causing source of toxicity. Authorities need to implement a judicious combination of emission prevention and control measures to achieve an optimal reduction of mercury release The national Capital of Delhi is not new to some of the...

Agriculture faces a point of no return

Thursday, 01 Feb 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

While the Budget is likely to focus on providing more to the farming community, the current agrarian crisis is too deep-rooted to witness an instant recovery through just a farmer-friendly Budget. A holistic approach is needed The agriculture sector in India is witnessing an unprecedented downturn in the income levels of...

Environmental goals need more focus

Thursday, 25 Jan 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

While the 2017 Budget was a lost opportunity for sectors like environment and climate change, this time, the Finance Minister must set the ball rolling for India to fulfill its commitment to the Paris Agreement through budgetary allocations The Union Budget of 2017 brought little cheer for those who cherished the...

Glory of Ganga needs restoration

Thursday, 18 Jan 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Despite several attempts to rejuvenate the Ganga, there has been little to show for it so far. Non-utilisation of funds is just one of the numerous problems that plague the sacred river. The adoption of a holistic approach is the only option to save the dying river Over a century ago,...

India in struggle against climate change

Thursday, 11 Jan 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Extreme weather events across the world are growing. India must leverage its advantages, such as its unique scientific and research capabilities, to bring succour to a climate change embattled world The climate change process seems to be changing gears and the going is definitely getting tough with the world seeing two...

Climate extremities peaked in 2017

Thursday, 04 Jan 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

2018 will be even worse unless human induced climate change is reined in for the good of human existence In an overall assessment of the impact extreme climate has had, the year 2017 will go down in history as the warmest non-El NiŮo year on record globally. This has been proven...

Poisonous menace in our backyard

Thursday, 28 Dec 2017 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

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The other element of climate change

Thursday, 21 Dec 2017 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

While carbon pollution is known for its role in climate change, nitrogen pollution is fast emerging as a more challenging problem which may become a serious ecological threat. Nitrogen effluence must be curbed Climate change has become almost synonymous with rising carbon levels and carbon footprint but while carbon pollution gets...

Stark reality of future global warming

Thursday, 14 Dec 2017 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

The trend of uncomfortable ambient temperatures has become a global phenomenon. For India, the situation is more alarming given huge carbon emissions and the country’s inescapable dependence on fossil fuels. The narrative must change We are already well into the mid of December but biting cold is yet to make itself...


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