Kota Sriraj

Kota Sriraj

Environment is forever, not Diamonds

Environment is forever, not Diamonds

Thursday, 10 June 2021 | Kota Sriraj

Permission to mine for diamonds in a 364-hectare area in MP will lead to felling of 225,000 trees besides permanently damaging rare plant species and adversely impacting ground water table Even as India celebrated the World Environment Day recently, the environment itself had little to cheer for. The fact that the...

Cumulative efforts must to save sparrow from extinction

Cumulative efforts must to save sparrow from extinction

Friday, 19 March 2021 | Kota Sriraj

Buildings and other public spaces must have an enabling environment in the form of nesting places to help the bird get a toehold in our cities again The humble house sparrow or Passer domesticus is a bird most of us grew up with. The chorus of chirping that greeted one at...

A digital push to farming for the environment’s sake

A digital push to farming for the environment’s sake

Wednesday, 10 March 2021 | Kota Sriraj

Technology-based tools can change the narrative for farmers and protect the environment and consumers from an overdose of chemical fertilizers The Indo-Gangetic Plain (IGP) is a 2.5-million sq km fertile plain that is the backbone of Indian agriculture. It has greatly contributed to the country’s food security and the green revolution....

Bumps in the way of adoption of EVs in India

Bumps in the way of adoption of EVs in India

Thursday, 25 February 2021 | Kota Sriraj

EV technology is the future of mobility but dithering Government measures mean that this amazing technology is still stuck in neutral Rising fuel prices, a nascent electric vehicle (EV) support infrastructure and the recently-announced vehicle scrappage policy amid worrying pollution levels, are creating an unprecedented crisis of sorts for Indians as...

Govt indifference plaguing the solar energy sector

Govt indifference plaguing the solar energy sector

Saturday, 20 February 2021 | Kota Sriraj

The Budget left the renewable energy sector feeling let down as not only have its requirements not been met but some existing benefits have been taken away, too In a country where the Sun is worshiped, solar power is justly considered the energy of the future. Solar power’s abundant availability in...

Climate change, Govt apathy scripted the glacial burst

Climate change, Govt apathy scripted the glacial burst

Tuesday, 09 February 2021 | Kota Sriraj

The people of Chamoli and environmentalists had long been protesting against the setting up of two hydel projects which severely compromised the ecology of the region On a calm Sunday morning, the sound of gushing water stirred fear in the minds and hearts of the people of Chamoli district in Uttarakhand...

Environment put on the back foot by the Budget

Environment put on the back foot by the Budget

Friday, 05 February 2021 | Kota Sriraj

A reduction in funds for the Environment Ministry means that many green initiatives and critical projects will come to a grinding halt The Union Budget has always been a hit and a miss and this year is no different as the annual financial statement for the year 2021-22 brought cheer to a...

Budget must put the environment front and centre

Budget must put the environment front and centre

Thursday, 28 January 2021 | Kota Sriraj

It is time to rebuild the economy besides focusing on the environment which has been relegated to the background since March 2020 The fall in India’s daily COVID-19 caseload has been reinforced by the launch of the vaccination drive. Assuming that the core phase of India’s fight against the virus is...

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World Wide Web of Artificial Intelligence

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The vaccine solution

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