Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Resident Welfare Association (Regd.) Vs. Deputy Commissioner, MCD (South – West) dated 29/01/2016 regarding cow dung nuisance in Najafgarh Zone, South Delhi Municipal Corporation, Delhi.
Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Resident Welfare Association Vs Deputy Commissioner, MCD (South-West) dated 24/09/2015 regarding huge quantity of cow dung lying on the side of the road no. 5 Arjun Park, Nangli Dairy, Nazafgarh, Delhi. The cow dung remains for months together and is causing environmental and health hazards.
Debates on emissions and climate change are dominated by inter-country inequalities, usually ignoring within-country inequalities. In this paper, we address the question of carbon space sharing in India across different classes after economic reforms were introduced in 1991. We establish using household consumption surveys that the elites in India are major polluters both in an absolute sense as well as in per capita terms. We find that inter-class component of emissions now explains 28.5% of total inequality compared to a mere 2.5% in 1994 at the onset of market-oriented reforms.
Presentation by Dr. Mukesh Sharma & Umed Paliwal of Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur at Anil Agarwal Dialogue 2015: Poor in climate change, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, March 11 – 12, 2015.
Presentation by Kirk R. Smith, Professor of Global Environmental Health University of California, Berkeley at Anil Agarwal Dialogue 2015: Poor in climate change, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, March 11 – 12, 2015.
The white marble domes of the Taj Mahal are iconic images of India that attract millions of visitors every year. Over the past several decades the outer marble surfaces of the Taj Mahal have begun to discolor with time and must be painstakingly cleaned every several years. Although it has been generally believed that the discoloration is in some way linked with poor air quality in the Agra region, the specific components of air pollution responsible have yet to be identified.