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The undisclosed air pollutants

How furnace oil and pet coke are choking us as policy fails to stay ahead of underground developments

CSE proposes novel policy framework for planning, designing and implementing best management practices on mainstreaming sustainable water & wastewater in India

  • Policy framework for water conservation/efficiency and energy efficiency will lead to making India a water frugal economy and meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Seethe against smog, now

Why is it we cannot get our act together to implement actions against air pollution? 

Who is cooking our recipe books?

A subtle marketing drive is changing our food habits and we do not even know it

Twice bitten, not yet shy

The gross mismanagement of our city’s environment is making us sick

The new extreme reality of floods

Floods are destroying vast parts of the country because of how we have mismanaged our floodplains

Unreal in pampered India

With NDMC winning the smart city challenge, the contrast between where the government lives and where the rest of the citizens live could not have been more evident and striking

Insure farmers to ensure future

Let’s leave for the moment the questions why these extreme weather events are happening in our world with greater frequency and intensity. Let’s discuss what we need to do

Wheels are turning

Let’s share cars; take a bus or metro; cycle or walk

Early this month, I was in the Delhi High Court, where a battery of lawyers had filed separate petitions against the odd-even scheme of the Delhi government. This is a scheme to ration car usage so that in the critically polluted winter months only half the vehicles are on the road. Their arguments were that the scheme had led to enormous inconvenience and worse, daily pollution data showed no impact on air quality. Cars, they said, were not responsible for pollution. 

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