The huge and visible benefit of desilting operations would be creation of large capacity for water storage in the states that would help in overcoming the conditions of distress due to water scarcity when there is monsoon failure, writes N.S. Venkataraman for South Asia Monitor.
Air in several Indian cities is rated poorly by international studies. Unlike China, India is not trying to clean up its act.
Greater focus is required to reverse both inadequate budgetary allocation for the Ministry of Environment and its under-utilisation
Today, the damage being done to the environment is clearly visible, but the consequences of this damage may not be that much clear immediately. Earthquake is one such consequence that is elusive and difficult to predict.
It is not necessary for India, whose per capita consumption of electricity is barely half the world average, to embrace the highest rate of carbon taxes in the world
Last November, Delhi faced its worst public health emergency because of toxic air pollution. The level of PM 2.5 — tiny particles that damage the lungs — was 14 times the safe limit. Air was foul; deadly and dangerous. It was death by breath.
The hurry to declare the clean-up operation complete raises questions that go beyond just the specifics of the oil spill on the Chennai coast
India hasn’t yet joined the global move towards clean energy. But for how long can it hold out?
The destruction caused to a significant part of the Chennai coastline from the oil spill that followed a collision between two ships is both tragic and ironic.
In the barrage of criticism against US President Donald Trump for his utterances on refugees and Muslims what has been missed is that he has an "open mind" on environmental issues.
India remians the inflexible bête-noir for Pakistan, yet there are few books by Indian authors that have sought to interpret the prodigal neighbour in a holistic, informed and empathetic manner.
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