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Clean Air Plan: It Is Here, But Is It ENOUGH?

Blog entry by Ruhie Kumar | April 19, 2018

Within three years of campaigning, fact-finding research and documentation, and active lobbying to protect our right to clean air, the government has not only recognized air pollution as a national health hazard but also promised the...

Power Is When Determined People Come Together

Blog entry by Grace Saji | April 18, 2018

Here are a few folks who belong to various backgrounds and walks of life but stand united in their core by activism.

The Women Powering ‘People Power’

Feature story | March 31, 2018 at 14:49

The conscience of our government, responsible for 1.35 billion Indians, was up for a surprise last week. Environmental activists sent a strong reminder to the Ministry Of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, about the contribution of one of...

Why We Need Clean Energy To Have Clean Air

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta | February 20, 2018

The present day system of producing and consuming energy is problematic. As our populations continue to rise, the demand for energy-intensive lifestyles is also increasing. Since we need energy for a thriving economy, but don't produce...

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...

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