Kota Sriraj

Kota Sriraj

Spiralling vehicular pollution

Spiralling vehicular pollution

Monday, 12 November 2018 | Kota Sriraj

The Government's vision of electrification of all transport modes may see the light of day soon but India does not have an alternative transport policy, including non-polluting modes of mobility, which can play a pivotal role in reducing pollution The period of Diwali and combination of industrial and vehicular pollution combined...

The megacity problem

The megacity problem

Thursday, 13 September 2018 | Kota Sriraj

Given current-day threats and challenges posed by megacities, it is crucial that the metros of today be put through an ecological sustainability assessment A  shining India and a prosperous economy bring to mind sprawling megacities replete with skyline dotted with skyscrapers amid a labyrinth of super-smooth roads and high quality residences....

Deep-sea mining: A dangerous prospect

Thursday, 06 September 2018 | Kota Sriraj

A fall in the number of deep sea organisms illustrates the adverse impact of mining our oceans. This ruthless exploitation must end Oceans are the lifeblood of planet Earth and humankind. They flow over nearly three-quarters of our planet and hold 97 per cent of the planet’s water. They produce more...

Need to harness biofuel better

Thursday, 30 August 2018 | Kota Sriraj

It is commendable that India is finally inching towards using biofuel for aviation. But there’s a long way to go before we start commercialising it As the nation reels under the ever-increasing fuel and Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) prices, SpiceJet quietly tested the country’s first biofuel powered commercial flight from Dehradun...

Environment strikes back

Environment strikes back

Thursday, 23 August 2018 | Kota Sriraj

Short-term gains at the expense of the environment cannot be allowed. Expert committee reports need to have sanctity and must be implemented properly The recent floods in Kerala have had a staggering impact and inflicted loss of life and property, the scale of which, has been greater than any other natural...

Adverse effects of e-commerce

Adverse effects of e-commerce

Thursday, 16 August 2018 | Kota Sriraj

Given the boom in the sector, the Government must frame laws that can regulate the use of polluting packaging and shipment materials E-commerce companies are one of the least studied and under-reported generators of plastic and non-plastic waste. In 2017, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducted a study to estimate...

Act before it's too late

Act before it's too late

Thursday, 09 August 2018 | Kota Sriraj

Due to climate change and falling crop yields, farmers have become easy prey for fertiliser manufacturing giants. They must be freed from modern-day rapaciousness The Indian agricultural sector, with 55 per cent of its land under cultivation, has always been the backbone of Indian economy with nearly 60 per cent of...

When garbage turns deadly

Thursday, 02 August 2018 | Kota Sriraj

India is almost at the nadir of a solid-waste crisis. Government must purge itself of apathy and formulate an alternative waste-segregation policy India generates a staggering 62 million tonne of garbage every year. This amount of waste, considering a population of 429 million, is probably understandable. However, what is incomprehensible is...

State Editions

Odia singer Chitta Jena dies at 76

14 November 2018 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Ganjam lawyer assaulted in police station

14 November 2018 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

CB fails again to comply with High Court order

14 November 2018 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

State releases Healthcare Vision-2025

14 November 2018 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

MiO fetches Rs 4.20L-cr investment offers

14 November 2018 | SUDARSHAN CHHOTORAY | Bhubaneswar

5 MoUs signed for skill development in State

14 November 2018 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Sunday Edition

70 shanties gutted in Rohini blaze

11 November 2018 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer

6-day fest to celebrate Urdu heritage, culture begins in city

11 November 2018 | Staff Reporter | Sunday Pioneer

Statue of Unity sees 27K visitors on Sat

11 November 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

BJP gets control of all civic bodies in J&K's Kathua

11 November 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

T grand alliance partners hold talks, CPI demands more seats

11 November 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer