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Climate change hits harder than ever

Thursday, 19 Jul 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Half-baked schemes to tackle air pollution will not lead us anywhere near the destination. Government must introspect, even start from scratch The collective inaction of countries across the world to contain the rising global temperatures is now all set to create a much bigger problem. According to a latest study published...

India on the path to attain carbon goals

Thursday, 12 Jul 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

India has made great strides towards a low carbon economy. Further progress is dependent on proper implementation of solutions According to the latest World Bank report, India has doubled its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) within a decade which stood at $2.597 trillion at the end of 2017. Amid the Asian bigwigs...

Pollution plagues Gurugram

Thursday, 05 Jul 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

It is shameful that India’s millennium city has become a living hell as diesel gensets are foremost contributors to air pollution. This has to change A recently released report by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) revealed that the use of diesel gensets (DG sets) in residential societies across Gurugram...

Welcome to choking India

Thursday, 28 Jun 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Plastic isn't the problem. It's what we do with it that eventually makes it a problem. Intentions have always been on the mark as far as India is concerned. Our country falters only when it comes to implementation. This differentiates us from other successful countries in the world On June 5,...

Robust monsoon the only palliative

Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Given the sky rocketing pollution levels, especially in North India's Gangetic plains during winter, a robust monsoon is the only respite for a beleaguered environment as it washes out pollutants. India must embark on a long-term plan and strategy to recover its lost monsoons This time of the year a decade...

Groundwater contamination

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Ground water shortages have long been predicted but what is surprising is the rapid contamination of ground water with elements such as uranium and nitrate At a time when municipal water supplies are slowly drying up, people in urban and rural areas are increasingly banking on groundwater even though the availability...

Recycled plastic can be a threat too

Thursday, 07 Jun 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

In India, rules and regulations pertaining to e-waste disposal are neither robust nor followed in spirit. The usage of black plastic in recycling in India is an urgent concern that needs to be studied in detail Plastics are known to be a toxic threat to human health and environment alike, but...

Water crisis and the depletion of nature

Thursday, 31 May 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Millions across Asia rely on Himalayan water but this natural source is now being taken for granted as human activities are stressing the Himalayan water system. Thanks to unplanned development, the population explosion and a heavy influx of tourists, the region is in the throes of a crisis As ironical as...

Sterlite protests reach a climax

Thursday, 24 May 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

It’s high time Central and State Governments as well as NGT step in to ensure environmental safety and go beyond economic considerations Tuticorin or Thootikudi in Tamil Nadu has been the epicenter of continuous protests against pollution caused by the Sterlite Copper Unit and the expansion of the same. Tuticorin, which...

No hiding behind rising temperatures

Thursday, 17 May 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Decadal mean temperature patterns and associated changes are suggestive of the fact that global warming is knocking at India’s door. The Government has a huge task ahead to not only improve the current state of affairs but to prevent the situation from worsening Global warming and climate change have always been...


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