I sincerely hope this 'flutter' sensitizes the issue among the stakeholders, and the government involves ecologists (perhaps those who have studied Narcondom hornbills) in preparing a strategic EIA of the project on the island and it's rightful owner the 'hornbills'. Thank you for sharing your passion and optimism.
the Corrupt who pay their way in....
It's good for seniors citizens but why not free medicines which is essential otherwise this will not give desired benefits to Senior citizens
Green Test for CSE
Dear Ms. Sunita Narain;
Greetings to your article!
However the title needs a major change. It is a “green test for CSE” to continue to promote sound environment management while adapting to the needs of fast-industrializing India.
Good to know that India’s GDP rose 5.7 % in April-June, fastest growth in 9 quarters but it seems CSE is not able to accept this fact straight and came up with this article.
Japan is full of mountains, rivers, lakes, and forests and if we go by CSE standard of environmental activism, Japan would not have achieved what it is today!! In 50s and 60s, Japan was polluted and today it is one of the most industrialized, technologically advanced, and clean countries!! And surprisingly they did it without CSE!!
How did Japan do it? Most simply, Japan continued to improve their manufacturing processes/practices and technologies becoming highly resource efficient without stopping industrialization and by working as a team. Please visit Japan and study their growth model. The best way for CSE is to help Indian industries and SMEs,team with them, and guide them by reaching out to them and to raise their environmental awareness. I know that this is a hard job to do but that’s the way forward. Please work with them in making India a better place to live. By just keep opposing, maybe CSE can achieve improvement of its premises but not the country!!
K D Bhardwaj
It is sad that you make not one mention of Uday Foundation that was the group that filed the PIL to ban junk food in schools and vicinity. CSE came in later to support, which is appreciated but lets not forget the important role played by others in this.
Banning children from bringing junk food from home in their tiffins is very problematic because how does one enforce it? There has to be a line between government regulations and private space. Is Punjab suggesting they will check my child's tiffin box to see if it passes their test? That is going to far CSE
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Alongwith the proposal for increasing approved cost of Individual Household Latrine (IHHL), there should be an approoach to subsidise the necessary rebuilding of the IHHLs , already constructed with lesser approved cost.
However, the MDWS Guidelines does not have a provision for such repairng / rebuilding / upgradation of IHHLs constructed under TSC / NBA. But many of such IHHLs constructed earlier, need some sort of upgradation and most of those beneficiaries are still looking for Govt. subsidies for this purpose. This approach needs a serious thinking based on field conditions.
Moreover, the implementation approach also needs certain considerations as follows:
(a) To ensure extensive decentralisation, inviting more and more Community participation.
(b) It should not be a Target oriented, but Demand oriented.
(c) To ensure sustainability, it might be linked with other subsidised Programmes. For example, Ration card under PDS / Health Card / Insurance under Jan-Dhan Yojana etc.
(c) All sorts of central purchasing of Hardware items should be stopped, to ensure meaningful implementation.
(d) Implememtation should be followed by strong M&E Mechanism.
Nripendra Kumar Sarma
Nagaon, Assam, India
Modi is Government and Government is Modi.
Even if the SC upholds the illegality of the new NBWL, I don't think we are going to get a revised as per Law NBWL wherein you would have people who can stand up and say NO.That's the idea of strengthening institutions which successive governments have been very good at doing. Only Mr Modi will do it much better!
1.Where do we get design details/drawings/list of materials?
2. If available, where and at what cost?
3. If not, why?