Kota Sriraj

Kota Sriraj

Dry riverbeds of tomorrow

Dry riverbeds of tomorrow

Thursday, 15 November 2018 | Kota Sriraj

Only zero tolerance policies pertaining to pollution and climate change can retrieve our rivers from doom. But do the authorities have the will to see this through? Only time will tell There is certainly something seriously going wrong with our fresh water bodies, not only in India but also across the...

Need for wetland restoration

Need for wetland restoration

Thursday, 20 September 2018 | Kota Sriraj

The destruction of wetlands, one of the crucial ecosystems for humans, plants and animals, must ring alarm bells. Restoration and conservation policies need a re-think From mangrove forests to coral reefs on the coast to peatlands to floodplains inland, wetlands play a crucial role in the fight against climate change and...

The megacity problem

The megacity problem

Thursday, 13 September 2018 | Kota Sriraj

Given current-day threats and challenges posed by megacities, it is crucial that the metros of today be put through an ecological sustainability assessment A  shining India and a prosperous economy bring to mind sprawling megacities replete with skyline dotted with skyscrapers amid a labyrinth of super-smooth roads and high quality residences....

Deep-sea mining: A dangerous prospect

Thursday, 06 September 2018 | Kota Sriraj

A fall in the number of deep sea organisms illustrates the adverse impact of mining our oceans. This ruthless exploitation must end Oceans are the lifeblood of planet Earth and humankind. They flow over nearly three-quarters of our planet and hold 97 per cent of the planet’s water. They produce more...

Need to harness biofuel better

Thursday, 30 August 2018 | Kota Sriraj

It is commendable that India is finally inching towards using biofuel for aviation. But there’s a long way to go before we start commercialising it As the nation reels under the ever-increasing fuel and Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) prices, SpiceJet quietly tested the country’s first biofuel powered commercial flight from Dehradun...

Environment strikes back

Environment strikes back

Thursday, 23 August 2018 | Kota Sriraj

Short-term gains at the expense of the environment cannot be allowed. Expert committee reports need to have sanctity and must be implemented properly The recent floods in Kerala have had a staggering impact and inflicted loss of life and property, the scale of which, has been greater than any other natural...

Adverse effects of e-commerce

Adverse effects of e-commerce

Thursday, 16 August 2018 | Kota Sriraj

Given the boom in the sector, the Government must frame laws that can regulate the use of polluting packaging and shipment materials E-commerce companies are one of the least studied and under-reported generators of plastic and non-plastic waste. In 2017, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducted a study to estimate...

Act before it's too late

Act before it's too late

Thursday, 09 August 2018 | Kota Sriraj

Due to climate change and falling crop yields, farmers have become easy prey for fertiliser manufacturing giants. They must be freed from modern-day rapaciousness The Indian agricultural sector, with 55 per cent of its land under cultivation, has always been the backbone of Indian economy with nearly 60 per cent of...

Sunday Edition

70 shanties gutted in Rohini blaze

11 November 2018 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer

6-day fest to celebrate Urdu heritage, culture begins in city

11 November 2018 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer

Statue of Unity sees 27K visitors on Sat

11 November 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

BJP gets control of all civic bodies in J&K's Kathua

11 November 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

T grand alliance partners hold talks, CPI demands more seats

11 November 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer