Kota Sriraj

Kota Sriraj

How to end the plastic kingdom

How to end the plastic kingdom

Thursday, 23 May 2019 | Kota Sriraj

The dismal global recycling statistics do make us wonder whether we will ever efficiently adopt 100 per cent recycling of plastics. A more fundamental solution is to switch to variants from biodegradable sources like wood, corn starch and sugarcane Plastics have for long been associated as an environmental contaminant. Slowly...

A Singapore chapter of water management

Thursday, 28 March 2019 | Kota Sriraj

A solution to the country's water problems lies in emulating the model that helped that city-state beat the odds of water shortage and become self-reliant. For that to happen, concrete efforts have to be taken The spectre of water shortage looming large over India is not new. In fact, this crisis...

Dim prospect for India’s solar energy story

Dim prospect for India’s solar energy story

Thursday, 21 March 2019 | Kota Sriraj

Anti-dumping duty and the non-functioning of a working comprehensive strategy can severely stall India’s move to add a record level of solar power capacity by 2019. The Government must pay heed and adopt an ear-to-the-ground approach India’s ambitious plans to add 100 gigawatts (GW) of solar energy capacity by 2022 seem...

The gathering storm of chemical clouds

The gathering storm of chemical clouds

Thursday, 14 March 2019 | Kota Sriraj

Developing economies are logging the highest consumption in spite of the fact that these countries are already suffering from poor monitoring and regulations. India must revisit policies to avoid poisoning of our natural resources The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), that got under way on March 11 in Nairobi, put the...

Unending days of a hot summer

Unending days of a hot summer

Thursday, 07 March 2019 | Kota Sriraj

Conferences or predictions made by various scientists/organisations on climate change will not yield any results unless such exercises translate into action in the form of meaningful reduction in GHG levels. It’s up to the Government to act As the month of March scripts the final chapter of winter, one cannot help...

The mirage of a clean river

Thursday, 28 February 2019 | Kota Sriraj

Among other things like a good Budget or bureaucratic will, the cleaning of Ganga needs better groundwork at the initial stage The Ganga, which is the most sacred river in India, is caught in a vortex of pollution. Its salvation seems not only difficult but almost impossible. According to the original...

Cope with inevitable climate risk

Thursday, 21 February 2019 | Kota Sriraj

Climate change-related extreme weather events may not come to an end but the urban planner's efforts in making Indian cities resilient will help them bounce back after inevitable disasters Climate change has become an everyday reality for mankind. The ill-effects of punishing changes in the environment have already taken a toll...

The age of environmental breakdown

The age of environmental breakdown

Thursday, 14 February 2019 | Kota Sriraj

India must focus on all elements of degradation and seek solutions that can fundamentally transform key social and economic systems and make them resilient to changing climate patterns High incidence of climate-related events such as flash floods and droughts has increased dramatically over the past few decades. Nature-related flashpoints are now...

Sunday Edition

Globe Trotting

19 May 2019 | Agencies | Sunday Pioneer

Left, TMC urge EC to ensure free, fair polling

19 May 2019 | PNS | Sunday Pioneer

Didi’s nephew sends defemation notice to PM

19 May 2019 | Saugar Sengupta | Sunday Pioneer

MoD rejects Vice Admiral Bimal Verma's petition

19 May 2019 | PNS | Sunday Pioneer