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Consistency key to tackle pollution

Thursday, 12 Oct 2017 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Air pollution is the crisis of today, whether it is due to vehicle emission or firecrackers. The challenge is to not differentiate between the causes but to control it. This is where efficiency of the administration is tested. Consistency in efforts all year round is the need of the hour...

Time for Swachh Bharat to evolve

Thursday, 05 Oct 2017 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Three years of Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan has seen impressive progress being made on account of making cleanliness a national mainstream subject. However, given the population pressures, it’s time for to move to the next stage by making waste segregation and recycling a part of daily life Exactly three years ago, on...

Resource efficiency vital for vibrant India

Thursday, 28 Sep 2017 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Natural resources have been powering India's growth. They can script a riveting future progress as well only if they are used with responsibility. In the current scenario, India needs competent efficient resource utilisation strategy that can achieve maximum benefit with least possible resource input The rapid pace of India’s economic development...

Bridging India’s energy gap

Thursday, 21 Sep 2017 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

With nearly 40 per cent of the total energy slated to be utilised by the burgeoning building sector, the need of hour is to bridge the energy demand and supply gap. Crucially, cohesion between Government and private bodies can ensure a proven solution to integrate renewable energy systems Across the world,...

Hurricanes: A wake up call on climate change

Thursday, 14 Sep 2017 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Rising instances of mega storms have prompted environmental scientists and researchers to explore the underlying causes for them to occur. President Trump must now realise the importance of mitigating climate change and rejoin the global efforts to save the planet from the ill effects of climate change The wrath of hurricane...

Heavy metal toxicity and water contamination

Thursday, 07 Sep 2017 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Heavy metal contamination has not only impacted health and environment but the crippling effects of fluoride and arsenic toxicity is transforming to become a major public health issue today. The Government must step up its heavy metal contamination prevention and mitigation activities For the past few years, there has been a...

Rainy disaster haunts Mumbai, again

Thursday, 31 Aug 2017 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Whether it is the Chennai floods or Mumbai getting inundated with water, the message is unequivocally clear that nature is being compromised in our urban areas and we will continue to pay the price unless nature is factored in while planning and managing our urban spaces Incessant rains over the past...

Nanotechnology, climate change and pollution

Thursday, 24 Aug 2017 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Nano-material is the future technology for countries around the world that is equipped to tackle the toughest of environmental challenges that the mankind face today, but it needs to be harnessed quickly and made mainstream The world today faces environmental problems and challenges of staggering proportions. With every passing year, threats...

Sanitation message gets a fillip

Thursday, 17 Aug 2017 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Even as the Government has shown it’s commitment to make India defecation-free by building more toilets, India still has miles to go. The facilitation of a crucial behavioural change alone can alter the mindset of people and stop them from defecating in the open Sanitation woes have plagued India since time...

When recycling becomes a taxing affair

Thursday, 10 Aug 2017 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

The Government must review Goods and Services Tax levied on scraps, especially plastic, paper, cardboard and glass. The imposition of a steep tax of 18 per cent on all kinds of scrap material is flummoxing and difficult to comprehend for both customers and waste generators India generates more than 1,00,000 metric...


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