One diesel SUV accounts for the emissions of about 25-65 petrol cars! And yet cities, where vehicle emissions are the biggest cause of particulate matter pollution, have not been able to shun them. Can we take the steps needed to mitigate the diesel threat or will citizens and environment continue to pay a heavy price?
India witnessed its first ever elections in 1951-52. Since then, the democratic system has undergone a sea change with the number of voters, political parties and other stakeholders growing exponentially. Today, India is the world’s largest democracy. How did it all start and where are we headed next?