Government Actions this week
Identify areas to store stubble: NGT to States
Crop burning solutions difficult to implement.
The National Green Tribunal is asking states to find places where they can store the stubble. The judiciary should avoid venturing into the implementation of its decisions, or it will become susceptible to the same forces that have weakened the bureaucracy. Having said that, collecting and storing stubble at large centralized locations appears to be a bad idea, but perhaps the NGT has given it more thought than this author.
Silence on thermal plants
Thermal power silence.
Is something brewing in the thermal power space that the government is not sharing? Whatever it is, the silence of the government is quite surprising where coal power is concerned. But the pressure is building and dirty coal power cannot survive for long.
Pharma associations bribes village heads to calm villagers over pollution
Immoral businesses corrupt local government.
Local government functionaries in a village are being accused of corrupt behaviour to allow businesses in their vicinity to pollute. The positive part of this story is that such behaviour was identified and news about it was spread widely.