As the country is under lockdown for at least three weeks to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, the thalassaemia patients are not getting blood donors and are also unable to easily travel for treatment and therapy.
Narendra Modi must execute an elaborate and effective plan to assure the country that government will take care of the jobs and businesses, while fighting this health emergency in these testing times.
As the financial losses caused by COVID 19 all over the world will drain resources, it will also affect the political will – particularly of rich nations who have pledged to provide money to the poor and developing countries – to combat global warming.
More than 63% of India’s installed power generation capacity today comes from coal-fired plants but most of these power stations are not fitted with pollution control technology. Although the central government revised emissions standards in 2015, no power plant had complied by the end of 2017, leading the government to extend the deadline to 2022.
While the government seems to have no effective disaster management plan in place to control such forest fires in the Himalayas (or elsewhere in the country) occurring every year, the total loss of forest wealth has gone beyond 2,000 hectares.