News and Views

News & Views


Is environment education just one more “subject” compulsorily introduced in schools? One more heavy book for the students to carry in their schoolbag? On 18 th of July our chat room was host to a few passionate people who thought otherwise. Read the chat transcript for the month by clicking here.

News about environment and wildlife is claiming more and more media space in important dailies, but very often these reports get relegated to the inner pages and get missed out by the average reader. News items in “Press This Week” are carefully selected and summarized by Anuradha Sharma to keep us updated on important developments even if one has missed the report when it appeared in the newspaper. We have, from this month on, started making available the archived issues of “Press This Week” along the current one.

With the increase in content and additional space requirements this entails, the cost of maintaining is on the rise. We would like to appeal to all registered members who can afford it, to convert their membership into premium membership. As you are aware, premium membership gives access to the archives ofall our e-zines, quiz programs and online chat transcripts since inception of, in an easily searchable form. And of course all premium members are eligible to a discount of 20% on purchases


And Views……………

“A conservative UNDP estimate pegs environmental damage in India at US$ 10 billion (Rs 42,000 crores) annually, accounting for 4.5 per cent of gross domestic product. According to a recent World Bank report, with India losing a whopping $ 13,758 million (about Rs 57,784 crores) every year on account of environmental degradation, overall annual expenses due to poor environmental conditions in the country stripped 6.41 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP). It's time India realised that what's good for the environment could be good for the pocketbook.”

-Priya Florence Shah

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