Category Archives: Environment

The surge of green vehicles is the latest trend

Global warming has been the most discussed phenomenon around the world with countries being innovative and adopting the means with low emission to check global warming as well as the enormous pollution control. Indian government has come up with a plan to shift to electric cars which has virtual zero emission and ecological impact. The step is aimed to check growing pollution and global warming impact. Recently China is mulling with the idea of shifting to electric cars to overcome the pollution outburst in the nation. The government is planning to supplement the shift with countrywide infrastructure for charging stations. Besides, the government is planning to cut down the cost of lithium ion battery. The government’s ultimatum to the auto industry to shift to non polluting alternatives looks very ambitious and has raised a new competition among the innovative and manufacturing segments. This is in line with the target set in Paris agreement for 2030. Major challenge will be shifting the customers to the new segment with currently inadequate infrastructure. Major challenge is the charging station which costs around 4 lakh rupees to set up for slow charging and around 20 lakh rupees to set up fast charger. Currently the overall cost of running an electric operated car is a bit on the higher side which opens a gate of innovation in the segment and highly evolutionary.

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Environment protection should become a peoples movement

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Urging scientists to solve the basic issues like water and sanitation, confronting the common people, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that scientific research should reach the public. Launching the National Carbonaceous Aerosols Programme Project (NCAP) on Carbonaceous aerosol emissions, source apportionment and climate impacts (NCAP-COALESCE project) at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay today, the Environment Minister said that scientists should work at the grassroots level. The Minister emphasized that there should be synergy and coordination between the various scientific and technical institutions working for the common goal to combat climate change. The Environment Minister emphasized that climate change and global warming is the talk of the world and this project will be a milestone in our history. He also stressed that carbonaceous aerosols are a matter of great concern on the issue of climate change. He also urged the student community to set ambitious goals and work relentlessly to achieve them. The Minister expressed the hope that project will encourage our scientists to address important questions, generate new and impactful knowledge and produce research outputs which are second to none in the world. The Minister informed that organisations like ISRO are working in the field of Carbon Emissions. He suggested that there should be a synergy between various organisations working in a particular field. He emphasised that the country needs environmental soldiers. The Minister disclosed that a data bank of environment friendly practises is being prepared. For this joint secretaries from the centre are being sent to various regions across the country. The NCAP-COALESCE project was launched as part of India’s National Climate Action Programme. Under the leadership of IIT Bombay’s Interdisciplinary Programme in Climate Studies, this multi-institutional, coordinated project, would enable teamwork in cutting-edge fundamental research to understand the sources, fate and impacts of carbonaceous aerosols, on climate change in the Indian region. The project would be a key step to build a strong knowledge base for India related to short lived climate pollutants, including carbonaceous aerosols, as part of India’s broad commitment to climate action. Research activities in the NCAP-COALESCE project should lead to significant advances in our understanding of key areas within carbonaceous aerosol influence on climate change. Importantly, the project would also contribute towards building scientific capacity, through training of M.Sc., M.Tech. and Ph.D. students as well as the creation of infrastructure and systems at the participating institutions. It is envisaged that the project would strengthen scientific networks and provide key new knowledge to underpin government decision making in regard to climate change. Over a period of time, the NCAP-COALESCE project would emerge as an important knowledge and information resource to support national and state actions responding to climate change caused by carbonaceous aerosols.

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Modern Lifestyle is The Reason for The Condition of Our Environment


The condition of our forests, rivers, air and land is a matter of serious concern. The reason for this is the modern lifestyle adopted. Leading the plantation drive at District Park, Paschim Vihar to mark Van Mahotsav celebrations here today, the Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said. He added that climate change and global warming are burning issues of the world and attempts are being made at various levels to resolve these issues. He also said that the International Solar Alliance (ISA) was established with the cooperation of France and ISA’s office was established in Gurugram. He also said that environment protection is connected to our culture, but we have forgotten this cultural heritage.

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