Emissions from transport constitute one of the primary pollutants leading to the shocking levels of air pollution in the capital region. Reducing this through an overhaul of transportation policy should therefore be top priority. »
The unprecedented focus on air quality in the national capital over the last two weeks has been made possible by the access to scientifically validated real-time data, among both citizens and policymakers. »
Cycle days, Raahgiri, Pathotsav — events that promote pedestrian-only zones are catching on in a big way, but the larger question of whether they can have a real, sustainable impact on how people commute in cities remains to be decided.
Solving many of our everyday civic issues does not involve rocket science; all it takes is for citizens and administration to work together, as the successful cleaning of this Gurgaon stormwater drain shows. »
Shrinking land availability, pollution of water sources and the general indifference of urban governments are increasingly leading to a gradual extinction of urban farming and farmers. What could it mean for us? »
These Mysureans have convinced the government as well as the public on how Kukkurahalli Lake can be restored without destroying its natural ecosystem, by giving more importance to biodiversity than theme parks and boating. »
Indian cities need serious, sustained focus on the various components that can improve and nurture their ecosystems. While a few individual and community driven projects raise hopes, a lot remains to be done. »
A recent comment by a Kannada actor defending GST on sanitary napkins and terming them as a western imposition sparked off a furious debate on social media. But have the shrill arguments clouded the nuances of the issue? »