The Government of Karnataka, through the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj department, has launched a rooftop rainwater harvesting programme for 23,683 schools across the state. The programme seeks to provide each student with 1.5 litres of drinking water every day through harvesting rainwater from rooftops of the schools.
The government has sanctioned 213 new coal plants to come up in the next eight years. This does not make sense when two-third of India’s CO2 emissions already comes from coal. We face climate emergency and when alternative energy sources exist. “Why New Coal? Climate Ride 2009, India” which got launched on January 17 in Kolkata would spread the message to raise awareness of climate change. Dr. Shoma Chatterjee caught up with the two riders getting prepared for a 1500km cycle ride