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Emerging chemical pollution threat

Thursday, 19 Apr 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

While stricter norms on industries and chemical usage has brought down concentration levels of these pollutants in the US and Europe, India is still engaged in a twin battle: One against industrial pollution and other on the vehicular pollution front. It’s a wake up call for the Government Traditionally, the subject...

When business comes before climate

Thursday, 12 Apr 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Despite the vociferous commitment of nations to reduce global warming under the Paris Agreement, countries are unable to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of major industries and businesses. Clearly, there’s an absence of an impactful intervention to rescue the environment Large companies are usually synonymous with growth and progress, and are credited...

Failing the Capital on swachh mission

Thursday, 05 Apr 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

It is distressing that ever since its launch, the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has failed the people in the Capital as much of the allocated funds remain unutilised. India needs to script a success story that leaps over hurdles and lends action to noble intentions The Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan launched by Prime...

Looming spectre of microplastic pollution

Thursday, 29 Mar 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Reports confirming widespread contamination of plastic debris in drinking water, seas and oceans must set alarm bells ringing as it is a threat to not just human health but also the marine ecosystem. Suitable regulatory measures should be put in place The recent scare over the presence of microplastics in bottled...

A day to honour our trees

Thursday, 22 Mar 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

The global celebration of forests provides a platform to raise awareness on the importance of all types of woodlands and celebrate the ways in which they sustain and protect us. Forests play an important role in climate change. Nations should come forward in this effort to ward off the global...

ISA: Achche din for solar power

Friday, 16 Mar 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Now that India has taken a lead in the global fight against climate change, the pressure needs to be maintained and justice must be done to its vision The International Solar Alliance (ISA) has transformed the pursuit of clean energy into a mission for the global community. Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

Alarming change in weather patterns

Friday, 09 Mar 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

The risks of climate change have reached a tipping point — it can no longer be neglected. Heat waves are, perhaps, the most lethal weather phenomenon in the world. The case is more grim in the case of India but the challenge needs an international response The characteristic chill of winter...

Renewed threats from rising sea levels

Thursday, 01 Mar 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Unexpectedly, there has been a rise in global sea levels. This must worry our leaders. India, in particular, must take the lead, given the speed of adverse changes to sea level conditions. It has to meet the global efforts and move fast to safeguard its coastal population Sea level rise was...

Electric vehicle tech needs strong push

Thursday, 22 Feb 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

The dream to shift to an electric vehicle future has caught the attention of our policymakers and industry alike. But to meet the ambitious target by 2030, both must remember that the road ahead is likely to be bumpy The recently concluded Auto Expo 2018 had the usual razzmatazz of global...

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...


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