Environmental Flashpoints in India

The article in Tehelka titled Flashpoints by Jay Mazoomdaar had a very interesting graphic. Captured the one shot perspective on whats really wrong environmentally in India due to different factors. Do read the article.

Flashpoint India from Tehelka

I am passionate about sustainable living and design. I hope to sometime visit these places and try to understand their ground level reasons. Meanwhile just some notes from the article for myself

The article and issue per se was not deep enough. Didn’t merit the journalistic quality of Telhelka for a Environmental Day Special. But I guess that is what happens when you try to pick a theme that is not your forte while you want to cover all area of India. I hope they will sometime in future do a follow up drill down issue during the year. I like the way the magazine gives1-2 pages for environment every week.

Most of the issues in various states is a direct reflection for India’s need to grow i.e. power, industry, tourism and infrastructure

Andhra Pradesh | Uranium Mining > Nagarjunasagar-Srisailam
Chhattisgarh | Coal Mining
Goa | Iron Ore Mining > Sanguem
Arunachal Pradesh | Hydroelectricity > Siang Dam
Karnataka | River Linking
Manipur | Tipaimukh Dam
Bihar | Arsenic Contamination > Bhojpur
Assam | Encroachment > Sonitpur
Uttarakhand | Real Estate
Jharkhand | Anti-Insurgency Ops
Mizoram | Lawngtlai Highway
Gujarat | Industry
Himachal Pradesh | Power Tunnels > Sutlej
Haryana | Groundwater > Rice Belt
Kerala | Tourism Mess > Munnar
Jammu & Kashmir | Road Construction > Ladakh
Madhya Pradesh | Diamond Mining
Punjab | Pesticide > Bhatinda
Odisha | Mining > Khandadhar Hills
Meghalaya | Rat-Hole Mining
Nagaland | Wildlife Trade
Maharashtra | Coal Mining > Chandrapur
West Bengal | Population > Sunderbans
Sikkim | Hydropower
Delhi | Lost Rivers
Tripura | Rubber Plantation
Lakshadweep | Overfishing
Uttar Pradesh | Pollution > Kanpur
Rajasthan | Weeds > Aravali Hills
Tamil Nadu | Industrial Mess > Gulf Of Mannar

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