Category Archives: Enviroment

To save India’s forests, equip foresters with right technology

(This article was published in Hindustan Times on Aug 22, 2017. Can be accessed here)   Geographical Information System is a valuable tool for managing natural resources. Surveillance with the help…

Dear Salman Fans, Let’s Ask For Stringent Wildlife Protection Laws

(This article was published in TheQuint on 09.04.18. Can be accessed here.)   It was in 1982 that James Q Wilson and George Kelling proposed a social theory according to which…

Urban Flooding : Quick Blog

  Recently Urban Flooding is a big issue. So writing some important points, which can be elaborated further keeping in exam point of view; Reasons:  # Wetland encroachment for development…

Guarding the Nature

  (The views expressed are personal. Article was published in ‘Hindutan Times Opinion’ Mar 14, 2018: India’s forest governance needs systemic overhaul.    India is blessed with a wide range…

Indian Agriculture: Examining the Pulses !!

  Author: Parveen Kaswan ( Author is an Engineer and holds a Masters Degree in Engineering Designs from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He hails from a farmer family in Northern…

Solar-powered coaches: IISc team projects annual savings of 7,200 units

  Fitting a solar panel module on the roof of a railway coach can yield more than 7,200 units of electricity every year. If implemented on all 63,511 coaches in…

Indian Agriculture : Sustainability and Design Intervention

  Author: Parveen Kaswan ( Author is an Engineer and holds a Masters Degree in Engineering Designs from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore ) This blog-series under the title of ‘Indian…

IPCC Synthesis Report: Explained

  IPCC’s Synthesis Report released in Copenhagen on Sunday reiterates that human activities are having an “unequivocal” and “irreversible” warming effect on the Earth’s climate system. What is the Synthesis…

Green Politics: Decoded

    By: Suchak Patel    The whole political debate related to Green politics centralized to one question: Why international Cooperation is difficult to achieve on environmental issues ? There…

Breeding centre for Great Indian Bustard

  Finally, there seem to be some serious efforts in saving the Great Indian Bustard that is on the brink of extinction. A conservation and breeding centre for the bird…