India Is Not 'Self-Destructing', It’s Being Destroyed Systematically
Several time bombs, all ticking away.
“Climate change, toxic environments, burgeoning aspirations, jobless growth, crumbling infrastructure and of course, pollution being just a few of them. The current models of social consumption and growth are simply unsustainable.” Says Raghu Raman, head of Reliance Risk. Moreover “no single component can be solved in isolation,” he thinks.
Pune lads curb mechanical waste and air pollution, one vehicle at a time
What a business model!
Pune lads build a new business – get your vehicle repaired at home and they will handle the waste on top. Mechanical waste is rarely spoken about in India but these lads think of a model that is a win-win-win. Home-based vehicle repair – the consumer wins, employment wins, and the environment wins as well as they take back the waste! Here’s wishing them success!
Waste is best managed by monetising it
A bureaucrat talks about incentives.
The Indian bureaucracy rarely talks about monetary incentives, and when it does, the country needs to sit up and listen. The bureaucracy in India evolved in colonial days when punishment was the norm. Monetary incentives are not the instinct even after almost three decades of economic reforms. But this article talks about the many opportunities that open up when we think of rewarding good behavior rather than punishing a bad one.
38% Of American Cars Were Electric In 1900
The first Porsche was electric!
A fascinating article on how electric vehicles accounted for 4 out of 10 vehicles at the turn of the century. And how Ford and Edison collaborated to mass produce an electric vehicle!