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How NOT to celebrate Environment Day
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How NOT to celebrate Environment Day

Growing and harvesting trees for productive and economic uses are once again dead in the water, says Sunita Narain. On this World Environment Day, let’s understand how we are not going green. I happened to visit areas around Bilaspur in Uttar Pradesh last fortnight. In the horizon, I could see fields of poplar trees, all waiting to be harvested. Farmers explained to me that the market for their tree crop had crashed. They did not know what to do. Some years ago, the price of poplar wood ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago

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Time has come to correct what's wrong in meat production market

We need to clarify the rules for legal slaughterhouses and make sure that these can be enforced, notes Sunita Narain. When I wrote about vegetarianism, or, more precisely, why I as an Indian environmentalist would not advocate it, I had expected an emotional response. My article was meant to provoke a discussion. I believe it is time we understood the issues more clearly, with some space to agree to disagree. So, I will put aside the personal, abusive and intolerant comments I received. I will ...
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Why the fuss over BS-IV vehicles is quite meaningless

The fact is that BS-IV vehicles, particularly diesel trucks, are much less polluting than BS-III ones, says Sunita Narain. Why this huge fuss? I am talking about the automobile manufacturers’ insistence that great injustice has been done to them because they have been asked to move to Bharat Stage-IV (BS-IV) technologies for emission control before the due date. The government notification, which they are using in their defence, says that companies would stop manufacturing Bharat ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago SC Apr 1 deadline for BS-IV compliance non-negotiable: Narain  DNA2 months ago
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Why I would not support a ban on meat

Banning meat is cruel demonetisation. It is stealing from the poor, nothing less, writes Sunita Narain. Recently at the release of our book First Food: Culture of Taste, which discusses the link between biodiversity, nutrition and livelihoods, I was asked a question. “Why do you not, as an environmentalist espousing the cause of traditional and local diets that are sustainable, condemn meat eating?” After all, meat production is bad for climate -- agriculture contributes roughly 15 ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Cruel demonetization: Environmentalist Sunita Narain slams Yogi Adityanath's ‘militant vegetarianism’

In the last few days, Yogi Adityanath’s move to close illegal slaughterhouses in Uttar Pradesh has caused quite a furore. Wading into the debate, environmentalist Sunita Narain called the move "cruel demonetization". In a blog post for Down To Earth , ...
 DNA2 months ago

'Climate change led to warmest years in India over last one-

India has witnessed the warmest years in the last fifteen years due to climate change, according to a data released by the Centre for Science and Environment. An analysis which looks at temperature trends in the country, both annual and seasonal, from 1901 ...
 Business Standard2 weeks ago

India's green lobby slams Trump for exiting Paris deal

President Donald Trumps decision to withdraw from the Paris deal was a "death knell" for the climate agreement, Indian environmentalists said today with some asserting that the US move was an opportunity for India to provide global leadership on the issue.
 Deccan Herald2 weeks ago
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The truth about Swachh Bharat

Building toilets, however essential, must not be confused with sanitation. Or the crying need for a revamp of India's sewage systems, says environmentalist and political activist Sunita Narain. IMAGE: A public toilet in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Jorge Royan/Wikimedia. The NDA government is close to completing its third year. Mid-term corrections are definitely needed when it comes to one of its most important programmes to clean rivers, in particular, the Ganga. ...
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Bring parity on diesel, petrol taxes, auto industry body tells EPC

Pitching for parity between tax measures on diesel and petrol, industry body Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) told the Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) on Friday that tax should not be recovered from the user industry of the ...
 DNA2 months ago
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