Kota Sriraj

Kota Sriraj

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...

A flood of urban woes during the rains

A flood of urban woes during the rains

Friday, 24 July 2020 | Kota Sriraj

Traffic snarls, waterlogging and the loss of lives show that a manageable issue has been allowed to deteriorate Amid the pall of gloom cast by COVID-19 and the oppressive heat, India was earnestly looking forward to the arrival of the monsoon. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had forecast surplus rainfall in...

Balance ecology and economy

Thursday, 16 July 2020 | Kota Sriraj

The rapid clearances of projects in order to promote industries are proving to be a death knell for the environment The Coronavirus pandemic has not only killed lakhs of people worldwide, it has sickened the global economy, too, as nations have been forced to shut down their industries and businesses in...

EIA 2020 needs more teeth

Saturday, 11 July 2020 | Kota Sriraj

The draft notification should have brought in tougher measures but it has notable weak points that severely undermine its very purpose The new Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Draft Notification, 2020, that seeks to replace the 2016 version, could not have come at a better time as both the environment and humans...

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...

Let the tiger burn bright

Friday, 19 June 2020 | Kota Sriraj

Hunting has brought the big cat population down to 2,500. Any further depletion of numbers and the NTCA will have no tigers to conserve The extraordinarily difficult time currently being experienced by the world on account of COVID-19 has caused humanity untold misery. The last few months have put to test...

Green laws blown away

Thursday, 11 June 2020 | Kota Sriraj

It is time for those who have been protesting about the plight of the environment at OIL sites to approach the NGT over the Baghjan incident The worst fears of the people in upper Assam’s Baghjan, in Tinsukia district came true on June 9 when the Oil India Limited (OIL) oil...

It is high time we make time for nature

Friday, 05 June 2020 | Kota Sriraj

India must ensure that by the time World Environment Day 2021 rolls around, significant progress is made in restoring nature to its former glory Today is World Environment Day (June 5) and it is usually marked by functions organised to raise environmental awareness and encourage action to protect our planet. Last...

Sunday Edition


20 September 2020 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Sunday Pioneer

21,907 more test +ve in Maha

20 September 2020 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Sunday Pioneer

PMO-led task force to tackle air pollution management in NCR

20 September 2020 | PNS | Sunday Pioneer

No shortage of oxygen for Covid patients: K'taka Min

20 September 2020 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Raj: 45-yr-old woman raped in Alwar; 5 held

20 September 2020 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Covid hits Telangana Health Minister's office, 7 test positive

20 September 2020 | IANS | Sunday Pioneer