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The Indian Airpocalypse

Blog entry by Grace Saji | February 6, 2018

How many times must civil society organisations, residents and children pay a visit to the Environment Ministry of India until something is actually “done” about the air pollution crisis? As a country, we’ve already seen more than a...

Three Years of Ecological Agriculture Has Changed Kedia Forever

Blog entry by Ishteyaque Ahmed | January 24, 2018

As I write about a small village called Kedia in the Jamui district of Bihar, and some of its very significant achievements, I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to say how much has changed since I first visited the village. As I...

The Perils of Throw-Away Economy

Blog entry by Manjari Sharma | January 10, 2018

The Plasticky Problem 500,000,000,000 per year. Wondering what that figure is? It’s the number of plastic bottles produced by the beverage industry around the world every.single.year. 500 billion bottles lovingly filled with...

People Power Wins!

Blog entry by Grace Saji | January 2, 2018

A new year has begun. And many promises have been made. Only time will tell if they will be kept or broken. But our health, our forests, and our oceans cannot wait. Our governments and the big corporations must know that we are aware...

The MoEFCC Has Spoken: A National Clean Air Programme for India

Blog entry by Nandikesh Sivalingam | December 20, 2017

Amid all the bad news on air quality, there is a ray of hope. After two years of incessant public demand for a comprehensive national action plan to tackle air pollution, the government has finally stated in the parliament that they...

MoEFCC: For People Or For Thermal Power Plants

Blog entry by Diya Deb | December 18, 2017

Last March, my family forced me to pay a visit to our doctor at Chittaranjan Park in Delhi for a diagnosis of my dry cough. It had been lingering for over two months. The doctor gave me a concerned look from behind his specs and asked...

Procrastination, Thy Name is Human!

Blog entry by Payal Gunaki | December 12, 2017

I live in Pune, the second largest city in Maharashtra. Also known as “The Oxford of the East”, it is a sprawling city known for its cultural heritage (base of the Peshwas of the Maratha Empire) and is now set to become a Smart City.

As India struggles to breathe, over 300 coal power plants are violating air pollution...

Feature story | December 7, 2017 at 17:01

As of December 7, more than 300 coal power plants across the country are still violating the emission standard norms that were given by the MoEFCC back in 2015. These norms were to come into effect by the 7th of December 2017. But despite being...

With Less Than 24 Hours to Go, Citizen Activists Say "Enough Is Enough".

Blog entry by Grace Saji | December 6, 2017

Two years ago, coal power plants were given new emission norms to follow. The deadline has come. Tomorrow, on the 7th of December 2017, all power plants must have complied with the norms. But as the government shuffles papers around,...

Communication from GP India Board

Blog entry by slakshma | December 5, 2017

The Board of Greenpeace India has accepted the resignation of the Executive Director Ravi Chellam , citing personal reasons and his desire to pursue other professional interests, with effect from 1st January 2018. The Board would...

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