Water has entered the turf of a verbal war between political parties serving the purposes of egotistic claims, rather the serving the people's cause.
The divergent views of the Centre and the state of West Bengal have led to the Teesta river being subjected to 'conflictual federalism'.
Information and knowledge gaps are largely responsible for creating an environment of mistrust among riparians and the various stakeholders in the river systems.
The scheme was introduced for private vehicles and two-wheelers. The sensitivity of pollution levels are, however, far higher for commercial vehicles.
The Amazon fire is a reminder that unbridled development is not in consonance with ecological sustainability and, consequently, human well-being.