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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 not only recognised 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 | January 2, 2018

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 11, 2017

I live in Pune, the second largest city in Maharashtra. Known as “The Oxford of the East”, it is a sprawling city also 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...

Closing the Loop: Urban Organic Waste to Local Farms

Blog entry by Pinky Chandran | October 31, 2017

Given that Bangalore generates over 5000 tons of waste daily, 60% of this waste is organic. The potential to halve the problem of waste to landfill is enormous. And the need of the hour is to accelerate segregated waste collection in...

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