Chetan Chauhan heads regional editions as Deputy National Affairs Editor. A journalist for over 20 years, he has written extensively on social sector with special focus on environment and political economy.
Articles by Chetan Chauhan
- As India is set to have a new President on July 25, here are the mechanics that drive the presidential elections in India:
- As of now, cheetah experts, two from South Africa and one from Namibia, are studying the changes made in the Kuno habitat for cheetah relocation and breeding.
- The India Meteorological Department's definition of a normal monsoon requires urgent change. As extreme weather events rise due to the climate crisis, cumulative rainfall alone cannot define a season.
- IPCC’s caution for the future is visible in India today, where we have seen the record coldest and warmest period in less than five months, with the vulnerable set to lose the most
The State of the World’s Birds shows that the birds are losing their homes because of excessive developmental activity and encroachments, especially on the water bodies
Power distribution companies fear that the situation will worsen next month if coal supplies do not improve.
Thermal power plants account for 70% of India’s power generation capacity of 3,99,496 MW and according to the power ministry’s website some are running below 30- 40% capacity on account of coal shortage.
According to officials across seven states, a surge in electricity demand because of a series of heatwaves since mid-March has prompted Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Goa and Karnataka to reduce power supply for industry and reschedule supply for the farming sector.
- Not having the right front-of-package label (FOPL) or a delay in making FOPL mandatory will have an adverse health impact for millions of Indians, as the problem of obesity grows
The report shows how climate change was devastating global ecology and impacting the lives of people
- More than 117 years after the project to rehabilitate lions from Africa failed, the government has readied a five square kilometre enclosure for cheetahs to be brought from Namibia by end of this year.
In 2019-20, the Central government ministries and departments received 1.29 million RTI applications.
- India has climate missions at the Centre and state levels, but a lack of funds remains a hindrance to climate mitigation. The IPCC report comes with dire warnings. India should take note
- As Banerjee of Bengal and Rao of Telangana attempt to stitch together a national front against the BJP, observers believe that this will do more to bolster the ruling party than put up a formidable fight against it
- In all elections in the past decade, the party which had done well in western UP has won the elections in the country’s most politically significant state.
- The richness of India's forest system is slowly eroding with various factors contributing to this decline. Here is a deep dive into the fine print of the latest forest report:
- In reaction to Mandalisation, Hindutva or Kamandal politics came into play, which has since been a pivotal part of UP politics
The election results will tell us whether the BJP has been able to neutralise the resentment of farmers in Punjab, western Uttar Pradesh and the plains of Uttarakhand by repealing the three farm laws, which BJP leaders often insisted will help double farmers’ income by 2022.
- Many concerns could have been addressed had the government adhered to the 2014 pre-legislative consultation with stakeholders on bills
Political parties in the poll bound states are now eyeing the support of farmer leaders to ride their newly gained acceptability and popularity
Sources of air pollution aside, the Capital’s bad air is a reflection of an overall governance failure. People in the NCR are looking to the SC for some relief
The change in Centre’s stand should be looked at with regard to the ecological cost of the project so far
The MSP law needs to make farmers active participants in the agriculture reform story. Having gone through pain and anguish for a year, farmers may not return home without an MSP guarantee law
The United Nations climate conference in Glasgow started on October 31 with the heads of over 140 countries scaling up expectations with impressive announcements
ByChetan Chauhan, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Farm fires this year started late because of delay in paddy harvest in six paddy cultivating states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, the climate trends said
Here’s an explainer on what Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi committed at the UN-led COP26 summit on climate change mitigation, held in Glasgow, Scotland
The arguments presented by the CSE advocated the concept of climate justice which calls for right of the developing world to grow to provide basic facilities to its people
The Glasgow conference comes at the time the IPCC has warned countries that the conference could be the last opportunity to enhance emission control measures to keep the temperature below a 1.5 degree Celsius rise from the pre-industrial level by the turn of the century
- Thus, by all accounts, the first election held between October 1951 and March 1952 was no ordinary one.
The study estimates that over 75% of the Indian districts, including 95% of coastal ones, are extreme event hotspots.