Articles by Karthikeyan Hemalatha
Sep 22, 2018
Electric buses are crucial for fighting pollution, but transition from traditional vehicles in India won't be easyIn the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, several bureaucrats of Indian cities proudly announced the number of electric buses their cities had.
Aug 16, 2018
India bans 18 pesticides after reviewing 66 out of 104 used in country, leaves out monocrotophos, glyphosateWhile there are 104 pesticides that are used in India but are banned in other countries, the Central government’s is reviewing only 66 pesticides of them.
Jun 04, 2018
Suicides due to pesticide poisoning: Activists slam 'delaying tactics' as UK study stresses need to ban toxic chemicalsLate last year, the issue of pesticides took centre stage in the national conversation as at least 40 people had died after accidentally inhaling them.
Mar 28, 2018
12.8% landholding, 90% work: Tamil Nadu women battle patriarchy while shouldering dual burden of housework, farmingWhen women come together, it is not just about cropping or cropping patterns. “It is also a social approach to farming."
Mar 08, 2018
International Women's Day: Patriarchy, market-driven economy undermine crucial role of women in Indian agricultureWhile roles are now changing, women have always played a significant and critical role in agriculture.
Feb 22, 2018
In beleaguered Yavatmal, one farmer's organic practice could provide a way forward for districtAt this farm in Yavatmal, there are a variety of crops to be grown all year round, thus ensuring long-term employment for labourers | #FirstCulture
Oct 30, 2017
Yavatmal pesticide poisoning: Centre's review panel head Anupam Verma puts onus of safety on farmersFirstpost spoke to Anupam Verma about the recent pesticides poisoning deaths and his opinions on the unfolding tragedy in Yavatmal.
Oct 20, 2017
Yavatmal farmer deaths Part 3: Data scarcity on pesticide poisoning major hurdle in finding corrective measuresData on pesticide poisoning needs to be collected more diligently to ensure that corrective measures are employed to prevent another Yavatmal.
Oct 17, 2017
Yavatmal cotton farmer deaths Part 2: Educating farmers, controlled use of pesticides only way out, say activistsIt has been a good year for rain in Yavatmal, and the crops seem to have thrived. But, beneath the veneer of lush green, lurks the shadow of death.
Oct 13, 2017
Yavatmal cotton farmer deaths Part 1: Blame games galore as toxic pesticides continue to claim livesIt is mostly landless labourers who put their lives at risk to earn anywhere between Rs 250 to Rs 500 a day.