Circular cities india
Environment Pollution & Climate Change Resource Management

Circular cities – Only future of India’s unsustainable Urbanisation

The globe is experiencing a rapid economic growth due to expanding industrial production and expeditious urbanization over the past few decades and this trend seems to persist in the future. This steady growth signifies continual development but on the other hand it has led to the depletion of natural resources, environmental degradation, global warming and […]

meteorology day
Environment Pollution & Climate Change

“We need to be weather-ready, climate-smart” message of Meteorology Day

Weather-ready, climate-smart is the theme of this year’s (2018) World Meteorological Day on 23 March.  It highlights the need for informed planning for day-to-day weather and hazards like floods as well as for naturally occurring climate variability and long-term climate change. The World Meteorological Organization selected the slogan because it underlines the central role of […]

Agri Politics Pollution & Climate Change

Is Climate change a long term threat in doubling farmers income? Economic survey digs out.

“Climate change is no longer some far-off problem; it is happening here, it is happening now” – Barack Obama, 44th U.S. President Our Prime Minister’s goal of doubling farmers income is facing contemporary hurdles of Indian Agriculture particularly “its vulnerability to climate change” points out Economic survey 2017-18. It was studied well when requirement of […]

stubble burning- air pollution- india - issues
Agri Politics Environment Pollution & Climate Change Resource Management

When Crops become Fireworks! – The Misfortunes of Stubble Burning and Manageable Solutions

Succeeding her first space flight, in 1997, the Haryana born wonder woman, Kalpana Chawla said, “The Ganges valley looked majestic, mind-boggling” when she viewed from the outer space. Imaginatively, had she been alive today, on a space mission, she would have seen burning fires, just the way the NASA’s Visible Earth site shows us.  The […]

Agri Politics Environment Pollution & Climate Change

Understanding the nexus between Climate change and Agrarian distress in India

“ I play fictitious characters often solving fictitious problems.  I believe mankind has looked at climate change in the same way, as if it were a fiction.”      -Leonardo DiCaprio Every summer we usually feel hotter than previous one.  This is not just a psychological illusion any more. 2017 was the hottest year on record without […]

Climate change
Environment Op-ed Pollution & Climate Change

Fighting Climate Change in the Indian way – Analysis of strength and challenges

I believe WE, the human beings are the epitome of the word “development”. The development rate during industrial era is something unprecedented. With 8.7 million species (and still a lot to be uncovered), Homo sapiens have carved a niche for themselves. Such was man’s dominance that it lead to creation of a new age – […]