Chandra Bhushan

Chandra Bhushan is one of India’s foremost public policy experts and the founder-CEO of International Forum for Environment, Sustainability & Technology (iFOREST).

Chandra Bhushan

How to control air pollution from stubble burning

This article originally appeared in Times of India This is a straightforward article to discuss the real issues concerning stubble burning, including its contribution to pollution in Delhi-NCR, and why the solutions promoted by the government are not working. Let’s start with the contribution of stubble burning to air pollution in Delhi-NCR. While we can …

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We have been barking up the wrong tree on air pollution

This article originally appeared in Times of India On its 46th foundation day, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) released two reports that should force us to re-examine our approach towards controlling air pollution. The first report is the ‘National Ambient Air Quality Status & Trends 2019’, which contains air quality data for 344 cities/ …

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India needs a new EIA law

This article originally appeared on Times of India. The Draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) notification 2020 has become a hot potato for the ministry of environment, forest & climate change (MoEF&CC). First, the Delhi high court overruled the ministry’s decision on the time limit for public comments and increased it till August 11. Then, in …

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Over regulation will not solve plastic waste problems

This article originally appeared on The Times of India. An oft-repeated saying in India is that our environmental laws are good, but their implementation is poor. I have always disagreed with this simply because the primary reason for a law’s poor implementation lies in its flawed design. Most environmental laws in India are designed using …

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Environment needs technology and innovation

This article originally appeared on Civil Society. It is not common to find a hard-nosed environmentalist with a fan following in the boardrooms of corporations. Chandra Bhushan is one such. As the leader of the Green Rating Project at the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), Bhushan held an unwavering mirror to the standards of …

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Single-use plastics: A roadmap to eliminate this menace

This article originally appeared on Financial Express. Even after enacting four major legislations in the last 20 years, we have not been able to eliminate even one single-use plastic product. I am glad that the Union government didn’t announce any ban on single-use plastic products on the October 2, 2019. It is not that I …

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