Kota Sriraj

Kota Sriraj

India needs to bite the bullet to fight climate change

India needs to bite the bullet to fight climate change

Wednesday, 25 November 2020 | Kota Sriraj

When 51 per cent of pollution is caused by industries, we cannot harp on the progress we made by reducing cooking smoke and transitioning to a better bulb The recently-concluded G20 summit was the 15th meeting of the grouping. It was expected to be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia but due...

No thought for small farmers

No thought for small farmers

Saturday, 03 October 2020 | Kota Sriraj

Marginal farmers are becoming unwitting pawns in the Govt’s cost-cutting process as they are staring at the MSP going down on one hand and negotiating with big corporates on the other The recently-passed three farm laws — the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, the Farmer’s Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation)...

The threat posed by hospital waste

Friday, 25 September 2020 | Kota Sriraj

Efficient bio-medical waste clearance is as important as efficient handling of the Coronavirus crisis. Else we will have to face a secondary wave Imagine a public health epidemic of colossal proportions that also doubles up as a threat for the environment close on the heels of the devastating COVID-19. This is...

We are being sucked into an ash pond

We are being sucked into an ash pond

Friday, 18 September 2020 | Kota Sriraj

Fly ash is inevitable while producing thermal power. However, leaving it to pollute the environment is not desirable Fly ash, a by-product of coal-fired electricity-generating power plants, has always been a predominant challenge for the environment, as its unsafe disposal or ineffective recycling can pose a direct threat to the quality...

Drowning in a sea of waste

Saturday, 12 September 2020 | Kota Sriraj

Inefficient recycling of construction and demolition waste is indicative of the nation’s disregard for the environment and this can no longer be overlooked As new commercial skyscrapers and lofty residential buildings continue to be the hallmark of “developed” cities, there is a virtual race among the builders to tear down older...

Slump bad for the environment

Monday, 07 September 2020 | Kota Sriraj

As the Govt becomes busy resuscitating the economy and fighting the pandemic, all environmental initiatives will take a back seat Fears of the pandemic worsening the already ailing economy of the country are starting to come true as India reported its first fiscal contraction since 1980 and a maiden quarterly Gross...

SDGs must factor in virus

Friday, 28 August 2020 | Kota Sriraj

The outbreak has exposed some of the inherent problems in implementing the UN’s goals, especially SDG 11 pertaining to sustainable cities The pandemic has laid bare and amplified urban vulnerabilities requiring a review of the very concept of sustainable cities as enshrined in the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)-11. The 17 SDGs...

Renewable energy sector powerless post pandemic

Friday, 21 August 2020 | Kota Sriraj

A drop in demand means that India is now staring at a two to three GW loss of capacity addition The pandemic’s impact will remain etched in our collective memory for ages as virtually all aspects of human life and development have been affected by it, including the renewable energy sector....

State Editions

Pari murder: IG Bothra to lead 5-member SIT

29 November 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Now, pensioners can get digital life certificates

29 November 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar


29 November 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Locals block NH after minor’s death

29 November 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Fake notes of nearly Rs 1L seized in J’suguda

29 November 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Another Cuttack fake spice unit busted

29 November 2020 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Sunday Edition

Working From Home? Beware of that cyber attack

29 November 2020 | Ajay Singh | Agenda

Pebbles of a dead sea

29 November 2020 | Somen Sengupta | Agenda

Astroturf | Mind balance is the key

29 November 2020 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Talktime | ‘Chhalaang was slated to do well’

29 November 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

no kidding

29 November 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

‘I’m enjoying the process of writing new songs now’

29 November 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer