Kota Sriraj

Kota Sriraj

An eco-friendly innovation

An eco-friendly innovation

Friday, 03 July 2020 | Kota Sriraj

Bhoovastra serves the purpose of retaining the Earth’s moisture, protecting plant roots and preventing soil erosion during a heavy downpour As the monsoon season slowly envelopes Kerala, the myriad canals in the State are undergoing a quiet but innovative makeover, with an eco-friendly cloth draped over their banks that is designed...

The virus is saving lives as the Earth is healing

Thursday, 02 April 2020 | Kota Sriraj

Stanford University has conducted a research on the long-term benefits of this current rejuvenation of the planet due to the lockdowns and the study showed that humanity will benefit tremendously in future due to the respite received by the environment As the old proverb goes, “Every dark cloud has a silver...

Respect environment and invest in it

Thursday, 26 March 2020 | Kota Sriraj

Large-scale casualties due to the Coronavirus must serve as a wake-up call to help understand the reality that the abuse of the environment has now reached catastrophic levels and must stop at all costs COVID-19 has a vice-like grip over India and the rest of the world. According to the WorldoMeter,...

Need to POP this pollution bubble

Thursday, 19 March 2020 | Kota Sriraj

Though India signed the Stockholm Convention in 2002, new and preemptive regulations banning the manufacture, use and trade of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) were only introduced in March 2018 The Environment Ministry’s notified rules on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP) completed two years this month. POPs are used in a wide range...

A water crisis of Himalayan proportions

Thursday, 05 March 2020 | Kota Sriraj

In spite of being in a water-rich zone due to numerous rivers flowing through them, eight towns in the Himalayan region of India, Nepal and Pakistan are now discovering that their precious resources have dwindled by 70 per cent After decades of mindless use and wastage of water, we are being...

Green accounting is the need of the hour

Green accounting is the need of the hour

Saturday, 29 February 2020 | Kota Sriraj

India must include the cost of ecosystem services in the daily life of a citizen and this can only be possible through a well-designed environmental auditing system that is customised for its needs, specific problems and latent opportunities Environmental accounting or green accounting is a concept that calculates the cost of...

The quality of water still awaits a verdict

The quality of water still awaits a verdict

Saturday, 22 February 2020 | Kota Sriraj

Clean supply is a basic right like clean air and is needed for survival. The citizens of Delhi must fight for their fair share of this important natural resource Last November saw at least four reports coming out in quick succession pertaining to the quality of the piped water supply in...

An invisible air pollution crisis

An invisible air pollution crisis

Thursday, 13 February 2020 | Kota Sriraj

COPD is often overlooked but is a serious health threat. Given that pollution is one of the leading causes of this ailment, the Government must roll out specific and targetted programmes that can mitigate its prevalence A spike in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), coupled with an increase in asthma attacks,...

Sunday Edition

India, China’s quest for influence in S Asia

05 July 2020 | Amit Kumar | Smita Tiwary | Agenda

A mission towards Atmanirbhar Bharat

05 July 2020 | Renu Swarup | Agenda

On shaky ground

05 July 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

Talktime : ‘Doing scary things challenges me’

05 July 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

CHINI KUM

05 July 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

‘May direct more animation projects’

05 July 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer