Monthly Archives: June 2015

Sustainable tree plantation: Tap people’s power

Last week the road transport ministry gave a go-ahead to the Green Highway (plantation and maintenance) Policy. The policy among other things (hopefully) will finally end the 40 year old practice of planting eucalyptus along the road. It is a … Continue reading

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Incremental changes in agriculture can yield monumental benefits

Agriculture is the problem as well as the solution. Since humans settled down and began agriculture they started tempering with the nature. However, within decades or in some cases centuries, nature would strike back and drive humans from one piece … Continue reading

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Only species on a lonely planet

Let’s consider a scenario. There is only one species left on the Earth. This species is us – Humans. Imagine that the most successful species (humans) have in the dog-eat-dog world of natural selection, propounded by Mr Darwin, out manoeuvred … Continue reading

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Consume with care

On the Environment Day, last week the UN secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, said the world should pursue the goal of sustainable development where people increase their quality of life without increasing environmental degradation. He was articulating this year’s World … Continue reading

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Urban green cover: Stable planning more important than plantation drives

The Indian central government yesterday (June 3, 2015) announced a massive tree plantation drive to combat climate change. The intent calls for celebration but if the content is anything to go by, the scheme is well on its way to … Continue reading

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Heatwave: Wake up!

A couple of days ago India’s leading English daily – The Times of India’s headline screamed that the country was in the grips of second deadliest heat wave. Overall it has claimed more than 2300 lives, mostly in the southern … Continue reading

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