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Issue Date: Oct 15, 2014
Hunger continues to stalk South Asia

Letters - October 1-15, 2014

Issue Date: Oct 15, 2014
All eyes on Ganga The Ganga Action Plan needs transparency. The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) must put out in public domain how it proposes to ensure the wholesomeness of the National River and its basin. This could include: Continuous flow: A concept note describing the technical approach to ensure optimum environmental flow in every tributary of the Ganga so that waters of neighbouring basins are not required to be transferred.

The myth of green building

Issue Date: Oct 15, 2014
There is no question that India and other parts of the still-under-construction world must build green. The building sector is a major contributor to climate change and local environmental destruction because of construction materials used; energy expended for lighting, heating and cooling; and water consumption and waste discharge. This is the threat. There is an opportunity as well.