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Bharati Chaturvedi


Bharati Chaturvedi is an environmentalist and writer. She is the founder and director of Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group.

  • Jul 10, 2017 07:36
    With GST coming in, the prices of luxury vehicles have been significantly reduced, by as much as 10% in some cases. read more
  • Aug 23, 2015 22:40
    It’s just too bad the Indo-Pak talks stand cancelled. I have been hoping for some kind of post-terrorism talks for a while. Meaning, that once there is measurable progress on commitments related to Pakistan-supported terrorism in India, we could have... read more
  • Jun 25, 2015 22:11
    The focus must turn to sustainable solutions to develop appropriate infrastructure to Make Bharat Swachh. read more
  • Sep 30, 2013 01:22
    Most of us sense the change of season by the nip in the air, or an earlier sunrise. Or a koel’s call. We love our natural barometers. Unfortunately, some of these may not survive. read more
  • Sep 23, 2013 02:37
    The government frequently requests experts to join green committees, slog at reports and invest their time attending meetings. Most do this entirely voluntarily, because they believe they can help bring about tangible change. read more
  • Sep 09, 2013 01:41
    Despite its merits, the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 has exempted irrigation projects. read more
  • Sep 01, 2013 23:54
    No matter how hard it becomes for industries to acquire land, with the new legislation in place the fact remains it may still be a terrible blow to the ecology if they do get some land. Consider two rich bird habitats, one untouched and the other, nearly... read more
  • Aug 26, 2013 01:55
    In India, Bt brinjal is under an indefinite moratorium because of uncertainty over its health and environmental impact. Many of us, therefore, believe that we are safe from this one for now, and our rich brinjal gene-pool is protected. Bharati Chaturvedi... read more
  • Aug 18, 2013 22:49
    I am glad the ministry of environment and forests nudged luxury hotels to go green. But it is time for the ministry to look inwards and push government functioning to be greener too. I believe government employees, particularly higher level officials... read more
  • Aug 11, 2013 23:14
    Sand mining lease holders should be prosecuted because of the harm they have caused present and future generations of humans beings and animals, Bharati Chaturvedi writes. read more
  • Jul 29, 2013 01:28
    You cannot buy a meal for Rs 12. But in many parts of India, it’s nearly impossible to buy a meal at all. People simply have to grow it, or pluck it, or fish it. Bharati Chaturvedi writes. read more
  • Jul 22, 2013 00:42
    About a year and a half ago, the Gramsabha of the 29th mile forest village, in the Darjeeling hills, resolved that the dam-building by the National Hydro Power Corporation in the 27th Mile Teesta Lower Dam Project (TLDP) , Stage-III, impinged upon their... read more
  • Jul 14, 2013 23:54
    Innovation doesn’t have to be about a new technology or a new process. It could simply be reimagining one’s own life in new ways. Bharati Chaturvedi reports. read more
  • Jun 23, 2013 23:45
    It is hard to react with anything but horror to the floods in Uttaranchal. But we need to get down to acknowledging and addressing the root cause of this kind of catastrophe. Bharati Chaturvedi reports. read more
  • Jun 17, 2013 00:31
    Srinagar 2013 is not Srinagar 2011. It is a significantly cleaner version. It also has much fewer plastic bags, almost none, compared to 2011. read more
  • Jun 10, 2013 00:24
    Despite being a country of over a billion, there is little understanding about how chemicals can severely damage fetuses. A new report from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is a good opportunity to think about this important iss... read more
  • Jun 03, 2013 00:18
    Alternative energy is not all about technology, cost, access and the users’ technical capacity. Binsar, in Kumaon, illustrates this well. read more
  • May 13, 2013 00:15
    Many Indians will rush to buy gold today. First, because the prices of gold have fallen from Rs 32,000 for 10 gm this time last year, to Rs 27,400 per 10 gm currently. Second, because it is Akshaya Tritiya. But whatever the price, the real cost of gold... read more
  • May 05, 2013 23:50
    The horrific tragedy in Bangladesh is forcing global garment manufacturers to pay attention to how goods are manufactured for their label. It must also compel other manufacturers to do the same. Bharati Chaturvedi reports. read more
  • Apr 28, 2013 23:10
    The world has just spent a sombre moment remembering the terrible Chernobyl nuclear disaster on its twenty-sixth anniversary. read more