Saturday, November 27, 2021


Measures beyond recycling needed in tandem with plastic waste rules

This year, on March 11 the draft Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules 2021, was announced by the Environment ministry. The applicability of the new plastic rules would extend to brand owners, waste processors, and others.

Three cities of Bihar continue to wait for cleaner air

The clean air action plan was implemented in three non-attainment cities of Patna, Gaya and Muzaffarpur in April 2019 but progress on the front has been slow according to environmentalists.

Demolition of Slums and the Unjust Metropolis

REPORTAGE A large number of people live on the margins of society where not only do they struggle to make the two ends meet but also face tremendous hardships in leading a life of dignity. The sudden demolition of settlements in Patna makes it crucial for us to ask questions on human dignity, state priorities and assert the need to rethink urbanization in our times. Dorothy Fernandes

Inclusive and Not ‘Smart’ Cities: The Need of the Hour

PATNA A city ought to be an inclusive and shared space rather than an exclusive hub for the elite. Rapid developmental projects in cities like Patna are often negating the importance of building spaces that respect the dignity of life of the poor. Dorothy Fernandes

Football Nationalism, Marxism and Our Times

At times, we can see the contradictions of our times in what newspapers publish as mere news items.

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