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For all the latest DO NOT USE Maharashtra News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: May 25 2013 1:55 am Related News The Chandigarh senior women cricket teamthat finished runners-up in Chimmanbhai Patel T-20 National tournament at FirozabadUttar Pradeshwas felicitated by the executive members of Chandigarh Women Cricket Association Among those present were Rani Sharmageneral secretarySatinder DhillonpresidentSunita Guptavice-presidentHK Soodvice-presidentGobind Singhorganising secretaryRakesh Soodpress secretaryNaresh Sharmajoint secretaryDeepak SoodtreasurerRam KumarBalwinder KumarSucha Singh and Charanjit Singh (all executive members) of the Associationwho appreciated the efforts of the players and coach Inderjit Singh The Chandigarh team defeated GujaratMadhya Pradesh and Maharashtra en route to the final but lost to Uttar Pradesh in the final The Chandigarh team comprised of Mamta Kothial (captain)PriyankaMonikaMansiSushma (all of PGGCG-11)Sunaina (SGGS-26)PreetiPushpaPoonam (all of ISDS-21)Sonia (GMSSS-20)KajalMuskan (boht of GMSSS-56)RajHarleen (Both of MCM DAV-36)Savitripal (PGGGCG-42) and Inderjit Singh (Monty) coach For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Anjali Lukose | Mumbai | Updated: September 21 2015 2:46 pm Mumbaikars were exposed to annual concentrations of RSPM two to three times the acceptable levels between 2004 and 2014 (Express photo by Vasant Prabhu) Related News MPCB’s air quality data collected from Sion and Bandra in the past decade shows annual nitrogen oxide concentrations in the range of 60-80g/m3 almost double the standard reading of 40g/m3; BMC and NEERI monitor air quality at other places but there have been multiple failures in data collection which means Mumbai has little scientific understanding of the historical trends and levels of air pollution Raju Bharti 23 is blowing air into a chullah keeping a lid securely over the container Surrounded by ready-mix cement machines the lid makes sure the rice doesn’t turn grey from the dust Covered in soot Bharti is taking a lunch break from work an under-construction ‘green living’ space in Malad Bharti and his 75 colleagues wear no masks and are exposed to high levels of dust even in the monsoon a low pollution period in Mumbai Of his monthly earnings of Rs 8000 Bharti spends Rs 500 on medicines for “cough fever breathlessness” Construction workers are always among the worst affected by an expanding city’s air pollution but they are not the only ones Share This Article Related Article Air quality data from the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) in the past decade shows that annual nitrogen oxide (NOx) concentrations in Mumbai was in the range of 60-80g/m3 which is almost double the annual standard (40g/m3) Mumbaikars were also exposed to annual concentrations of respirable suspended particulate matter (RSPM) two to three times the acceptable levels between 2004 and 2014 Worse these were the MPCB’s conclusions after measuring pollution at just two spots — Sion and Bandra Air pollution is also monitored by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) at Andheri Borivali Maravli (Chembur) Deonar Bhandup and Worli and by the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) at Worli and Parel However the manner in which data is recorded by the agencies casts serious doubts over its accuracy BMC has no data on pollution from May to December 2013 While shifting offices from Khar to Santacruz BMC’s environment department did not monitor air pollution for around five months during the monsoon in 2013 “If we only reported the pollution levels averaged over eight months it would show high pollution In the monsoon pollution gets washed out and since we did not have the data we did not submit it for the entire year to avoid errors” admits an official from the BMC’s environment department No monitoring in some areas In Borivali and around the hazardous dumping ground at Deonar where garbage fires are a regular feature there has been no air pollution monitoring since May 2013 owing to a paucity of lab assistants and a leopard scare in the area “As we have an air pollution monitoring van frequenting Deonar dumping ground we did not concentrate on fixed air pollution monitoring there However we have begun monitoring Deonar pollution in the last two months At Borivali we did not send our staff because of the leopard problem We need to take 104 samples in a year so we concentrate on locations where we can manage to get the data regularly” says the official No historical data at worst spots Around the industrial area of Maravli and at Deonar air quality data from before 2007 is not available Incredibly the files were misplaced “Storage became a problem while shifting offices and some files were misplaced We now try to store the pollution data on computers” says the official Dysfunctional monitoring station The MPCB air quality monitoring station in Mulund has not been functional since April 2012 “The instruments had run their course and developed technical problems so we had to stop monitoring air pollution at Mulund” says S C Kollur Scientific Officer MPCB Other issues With the exception of Bandra all air pollution monitoring stations are operated manually Non-technical staff is trained to collect the filter papers which are brought to BMC’s Santacruz lab MPCB’s Mahape lab and NEERI’s Worli lab for analysis NEERI’s scientists have also pointed out that locations of monitoring stations in the city are faulty Indrani Gupta senior principal scientist at NEERI points out that monitoring stations for ambient air quality measurement should be 10 metres above the ground level However most monitoring stations in Mumbai are placed atop BMC ward offices and schools much higher than the prescribed heights she says “Proximity to the highways and areas of heavy traffic congestion may influence the NOx levels in those regions MPCB informed us that the monitoring station at Sion is right in front of the highway” she says adding that NEERI has advised the agencies to find better locations “but nothing has changed” The result of the multiple failures in data collection is that Mumbai has little scientific understanding of the historical trends and levels of air pollution “For management purposes the data is not enough We need hourly monitoring to be able to gauge the actual pollution and suggest measures” says Awkash Kumar from the Indian Institute of Technology- Bombay’s (IIT-B) Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering Daily averages take into account pollution at night which is low and also the time when a majority of the population is not exposed to air pollution he explains “We need to take into account the peak-hour pollution to really study the impacts of air pollution on Mumbaikars and to be able to suggest proper solutions” adds Kumar Alarm bells What will happen if the city continues to spew pollutants at this rate with no stringent measures or policies to curb air pollution Emission levels would become highly unacceptable with regard to the particulate matter (PM) and NOx levels especially if no control scenario continues till 2017 warns a study by NEERI According to the Air Quality Assessment Emission Inventory & Source Apportionment Study for Mumbai City by NEERI by 2017 PM load will be high along the western part of Mumbai In case of NOx in 2017 the concentrations will increase at industrial site and along the eastern and western corridors of Mumbai In Mumbai around 896 per cent of the people living in slums die of respiratory diseases reveals a survey of slums in Mumbai by the International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS) done this year [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Dhiraj Nayyar | Published: August 27 2009 4:00 am Related News You cannot but notice The most heated history-centred debate in recent times has been ignited not by a professional scholar of Indian history but by an amateur (but by all means serious) politician from a clearly anti-intellectual (certainly anti-free thinking) political party Compare it with the most prominent recent debate (or spatif you prefer) among Indias leading historiansover the custody and control of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Libraryan important institutional matter perhaps but hardly an issue cerebral enough for most of our prominent historians to lock horns over Especially when they have not shown such animation over countless (and contentious) issues of history which still need a vigorous debate in India But this is the sad truth of the state of history in India Historians seem to prefer to waste their time in petty politics rather than spending time not just propounding their own point of viewbut alsoin a scientific mannercountering views which are to their contrary History is just too important a subject to be left to the whims and interpretations of political parties alone Left to themselvespoliticians in India love playing historiansand one isnt referring to Jaswant Singh When one writes of politicians as historiansthe ones in mind are the ones who fancy dabbling inand the doctoring ofhistory textbooks in schoolscolleges and universitiesmore often than not based on their narrow political ideology rather than a rigorous interpretation of history Remember Murli Manohar Joshis tenure as Union HRD minister when all history textbooksat least in schoolswere revised to suit his own and his partys view of Indian history Of coursethe BJP could have argued that the Congress had earlier imposed its ownusually leftwing/ Marxist view of Indian history in textbooks until the NDA came to power as the first genuinely rightwing government in independent India But if the BJP wanted to credibly correct the leftwing biasthey needed to do it backed by properrigorous scholarship Instead they chose second rate scholars to rewrite history Of coursethe Congress under Arjun Singh took little time in reversing all of that once the UPA came to power in 2004but they went back to using their own set of (ideological) cronies In the midst of this political ping-pongand ideological bias on all sideswe can hardly expect good historical thinking But thats precisely what happens when politicians become historians Unfortunatelyhistorians in Indiabarring a handfulare too caught up in the traps of patronage laid out not just by politicians but also by leading lights of their own profession The government controls important institutions (Nehru Memorialthe Indian Council of Historical Researchto name just two of many) and decides who will hold key positions in those institutions That gives the government a lever over academics Even within universities and non-university research institutionsit is difficult to find jobs unless you conform to a particular worldview This hardly promotes independent thinking or diversity in thinking But the reality is that historians based in India are usually forced into games of petty politicswhich take away from the kind of intellectual freedom historians (including historians of India) have in top Western universities Its no surprise then that some of the best historical workparticularly on modern Indian historychallenging the received nationalist consensus comes out of history departments in Western universities Perhaps the most famous example of this tradition is the Cambridge school of modern Indian history pioneered by Anil Seal (an Indian) in the 60s Interestinglymany of the best scholars of modern Indian history are not even of Indian origin Think of Percival SpearChris BaylyStanley WolpertJudith BrownDavid Washbrookand Ayesha Jalal to name just a handful This crude history-politics nexus clouds some of the genuine problems which exist with learning and teaching history For onehistory can rarelyif everbe learnt or taught in an objective way By themselveshistorical facts mean little It is only when they are interpreted that they add to understanding and learning As with all subjects in the arts and social sciences and this is unlike the natural sciences all scholars approach their subjects with a certain value system (or system of thinking) which will inevitably affect the way they interpret historical facts for meaning Thusthere may never be a singular historical truth The only fact in the study of history is that it is usually contested by multiple interpretations Of coursemultiple interpretations are not the same as inaccurate and false interpretations Any acceptable interpretation (to be learnt and taught seriously) must have analytical rigour and be backed by credible evidencesomething which is often missing in some completely amateur and politically motivated interpretations of history in this countryas a result of which the study of history in India ends up with a credibility problem That doesnt seem an insurmountable problem though We can surely keep out the interpretations which lack rigour and let people study multiplebut credibleversions of history and choose the one they think is the most accurate or convincing That is what usually typifies the highest levels of scholarship in the subject in perhaps the top liberal arts departments in the world Howeverits not so simple For onea majority of people in our country (like in most other countries) acquire most of their formal learning in history in secondary school between the age of 10 and 15 Add to it the fact that the Indian education systemat least in schoolsworks on the principle of rote rather than free thinkingand one can easily understand why singular versions of history suit teachersstudents and evaluators There is yet another factor in the teaching and learning of history in India its purpose in nation-building Indiaat the time of Independencehad the difficult task of constructing a secular and diverse nation And a particular version of history may have helped in that task Howeveras nations grow and evolve we are past 60 now we must have the courage to revisit the received wisdom Thats the hallmark of liberal democraciesbut a failure of ours [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related Newsreduction of the width of the adjoining road and whether an MoEF clearance was required for changing the reservation of the area from road to residential. http://s.q2fma.

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