Category Archives: Environment

Solar Lanterns Brighten the Future for India’s Poor

Solar energy has the potential to improve the living conditions of poor rural households in India as well as contribute to the country’s future energy security, according to Professor Govindasamy Agoramoorthy from Tajen University, who is Tata-Sadguru Visiting Chair, and

Earth Day blogs from India

Last week, a blog I wrote entitled 1500 Farmers Commit Suicide: A Wake Up Call for Humanity was virally shared online, and was the featured story on the home page of Huffington Post. Referencing a story from The Independent that

How green are Indian politicians?

MUMBAI: Since the turn of the century, the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded twice to people who spearheaded a ‘green’ movement because they realised climate changecould ultimately push countries to war. Although India-Pakistan relations have seen better times, many

Bio-fuel to the rescue of distressed farmers

Stanley Theodore/SNS HYDERABAD, March 10. — Andhra Pradesh farmers who have been through crises for years are looking to turn the corner thanks to the unprecedented emphasis on bio-fuels by the Rajashekar Reddy government. “No state has a road map

Through social forestry, Kerala to rebuild green cover

By Liz Mathew, IANS,  New Delhi, March 5 Alarmed over the massive degradation of its lush green cover, Kerala is to launch an ambitious social forestry project aimed at instilling a love for nature in the student community, labourers and

Athirappilly HEP Urgent Email and Fax to MoEF

Athirapally : the jewel of Western Ghats Dear friend,    The Expert Committee for River Valley and Hydroelectric Projects, slated to  meet on the 21st and 22nd February 2007 has taken up the proposed  Athirappilly HEP in Kerala on its agenda

Sea algae promises prosperity for Kerala villagers

By Sanu George, IANS, [RxPG] Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 4 – A red sea algae is poised to change lives in the coastal village of Vizhinjam in Kerala. For the 10 families in the village situated near Kovalam, cultivating the red algae,

Koorumala project in Kerala – Environmental impact a study by Dr. P. R. Sreemahadevan Pillai

A TECHNICAL REPORT ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF THE PROPOSED KOORUMALA ROCK CRUSHER AND ARTIFICIAL SAND MANUFACTURING UNIT PROPOSED TO BE SET UP AT ELANJI VILLAGE, MUVATTUPUZHA TALUK,  ERNAKULAM DISTRICT,  KERALA, SOUTH INDIA.  Prepared by  Dr. P.R.Sreemahadevan Pillai, President,

Pathimugam: dye yielding medicinal tree variety

M.J. PRABU, The Hindu, Jan 25, 2007 From one acre about sixty lakh rupees can be gained in 7-8 years PATHIMUGAM OR EAST Indian red wood is a fast growing, dye yielding and medicinal tree variety, which is suitable for

China and India warned their water is running out

Randeep Ramesh in New Delhi, January 23, 2007,The Guardian The world is running out of water and needs a radical plan to tackle shortages that threaten humanity's ability to feed itself, according to Jeffrey Sachs, director of the UN's Millennium