Since we often see the exhaust fumes of cars, buses, trucks and planes, there is a common misconception that transport is the biggest culprit that contributes to global warming and climate change. Transport is said to contribute to roughly 8% of annual carbon emissions.
In this section, resources offered examine the obvious as well as underlying problems that are caused by the transport sector – from the actual emissions to livelihoods destroyed through the transportation of food, from energy embodied in the millions of vehicles manufactured every year to the enfeeblement of the human body through lack of exercise.
Witness the journey of Naveen Krishna who started a company that has changed the lives of over 1,200 rickshaw-pullers in North India. This article follows the story of his enterprise, SMV Green Solutions, that brought electrically powered rickshaws to these people, helping them up their income without adding to the air pollution of our cities. Naveen provides detailed insight into how the startup has progressed since it began in 2015 and how he’s received support from unlikely corporations. The article also introduces an electric rickshaw service run by women that is part of his startup.
This article takes a look at the future of the electric automotive industry in India. 19 of the top 35 most polluted cities in the world are in India and we are in dire need of solutions in this time of ever increasing demand for vehicles. This article looks at the challenges and opportunities of the electric vehicle industry, specifically in the Indian context.
Everybody needs to get from here to there. All modes of transportation require energy but some are more friendly to the earth than others. There are a wide range of transportation options available today, with technology increasing their availability and performance. This point of view is from the American Transport system and can help us better understand the Indian counterparts
Why is Food allowed to Travel across Continents? Why not popularise local products and local markets?
Devinder Sharma writes on the dangers of food shipped across continents – grown in one, processed and repacked elsewhere and shipped back to the country from where it all started. Some decades back, I had written on how Pepsi was shipping its used PET bottles, used...