National Bio-energy Mission to be launched during the 12th Five-Year Plan

According to report, the Government is mulling a National Bio-energy Mission in order to boost power generation from biomass. It will be implemented in two stages during the 12th and 13thfive year plan. The National solar mission is already a part of the eight climate change missions and a biomass mission will certainly increase the…

Endosulfan- To ban or not to ban

Lately, all political parties seemed to have joined the bandwagon and everybody wants Endosulfan to be banned. Let us see whether it truly deserves to be banned. (Read more about the ban on endosulfan in India) Endosulfan is an off patent insecticide that is widely used by farmers in India. It is one of the…

Green marketing

Green marketing, put simply is the marketing of products that have a green tag to them and have been prepared using sustainable environmental practice and are considered environmentally safe. One traditional problem associated with green marketing is that it sometimes asks consumers to forego something in order to do their bit for the environment. Consumers…

Environmental Jurisprudence in India -Part 1

The causes of environmental problems are manifold. Some of them are a direct result of unfavourable negative impacts of various developmental activities while some arise due to lack of development itself. These maybe at the global level such as global warming and climate change, at local level due to failure of environmental safeguards and their…

Environmental Jurisprudence in India -Part 2

Cont. from Part 1 Some important court petitions and judgements In the case of M.C. Mehta vs. Union of India (AIR 1987 SC 1086), Ganga Tanneries Case, the S.C. by further extending the scope of Article 21 held that the enterprise is strictly and absolutely liable to compensate – no exception… In the Oleum Leak…

Green School

A few schools in India are pioneering new ways of learning. As adolescent is an age of opportunity and when the mind is most impressionable, it is best that good ideas be introduced at a young age. One such school is Aman Setu School in Pune that has tried to introduce environmentally friendly practices for…

Nuclear power plant across the world-Map

Is Nuclear Power safe?

The question may sound rhetorical to few but it is nevertheless a relevant question. The question may have become somewhat redundant in recent times but was brought again into the limelight with the Fukushima, Japan mishap. This article is an attempt to examine the safety of nuclear power and the current use of nuclear energy…