Articles by Nityanand Jayaraman

This anniversary is an occasion to remember that Sterlite’s closure is not on account of a conspiracy but due to orders issued by a statutory body and a duly elected government and upheld by a court.
Thursday, March 23, 2023 - 08:59
A public hearing is not a forum where a subject is put to vote. Neither is it a 'public hearing' in the legal sense unless it is conducted strictly as laid out in the law.
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 - 15:36
Honest impact assessments are essential to ensure that ordinary projects don’t end up being environmental disasters. The studies for the Kalaignar’s Pen Statue are an example of everything that is wrong with Indian environmental decision-making.
Friday, January 27, 2023 - 15:51
With two power plants under construction and two in the pre-licensing stage, the predominantly working class Ennore-Manali industrial area remains a site of structural environmental and social discrimination.
Friday, April 8, 2022 - 17:02
Think of the estuaries with their limited flood discharge capacity as a permanent traffic bottleneck on a highway. Building SWDs l is like building feeder roads leading to the highway while increasing the vehicle population on the streets.
Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 14:53
When Vedanta was permitted to restart its oxygen facility, the state was desperate for oxygen. That’s not the case anymore — and Sterlite is hardly the most efficient oxygen producer.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 16:57
CM MK Stalin had written a letter to PM Modi on Sunday urging him to cancel the Union government’s bid to extract hydrocarbon in the Cauvery basin.
Monday, June 14, 2021 - 18:17
The NGT has ordered a ban on the sale and use of fireworks in cities and towns where the average ambient air quality during November 2019 was in 'poor' and above categories.
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 14:46
“Stormwater drains are generally not necessary for these sandy coastal areas. Left open, these sands will soak up 40% of all rains that fall on it,” says Elango, an Anna University professor.
Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 16:46
Twelve people were killed and 3000 people were exposed to toxic Styrene gas in the Vizag tragedy that took place on May 7.
Friday, May 29, 2020 - 17:13