“Delhi was declared the most polluted place in the world—I was shocked. It is time we all came together as Indians and say we will solve this problem,” Murthy said in an interview on the sidelines of the Infosys Science Foundation’s annual awards. Read more
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Environmental rights activist K Rajendra says that it is common practice in the region to take permission for laterite mining, but instead indulge in bauxite mining.
“From 2002, tribal lands have been snatched and the environment exploited. Such a ruthless exploitation of the hills will result in big problems in the future for surrounding villages, wildlife and tribal culture,” he says. Read more
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Activists send people’s manifesto to political parties asking them to empower the tribals by recognising their rights over land and forest produce Read more
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Leo F. Saldanha
Bengaluru: I am happy to be invited to be part of the team for developing a Vision Document 2030; for the Karnataka Forest Department. However, I must express my deep trepidation over what this consultation process indicates, the manner in which it is being conducted and the quality of agency which is entrusted with this critical task. Read more
In 2016, 600,000 children died from acute lower respiratory infections caused by polluted air.
“No one escapes, from the womb to the grave,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO’s director-general in a resounding alert to the world about the growing ill-effects of air pollution. Read more
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