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to concerned departments to make compulsory use of waste plastics along with asphalt in hot bituminous mixes for periodic renewal of highway surfaces around the periphery of cities having populations of more than 500,000. But only time will tell whether this alternative to plastic burning succeeds or not.
I enjoyed reading about the Zika virus and congratulate DownToEarth for bringing a complete review of the subject. I just wanted to tell you that I am adding a slot about the Zika virus in the teaching programme for my students. I will acknowledge DownToEarth in my lectures and will ask my students to read your magazine. I take this step to break the harm to the fragile Yamuna floodplains by holding a cultural extravaganza there despite the National Green the environmental sanctity of the area. queries, followed by his threat to prefer jail than to pay any fine was a sheer show of arrogance. It is unfortunate that this highly publicised event has opened the flood gates for others to openly flout the of us need to seriously assess the gains and losses of this controversial event for future guidance. R M RAMAUL
Religious gurus have made deep inroads into politics and have popular sanction. The editorial is a narrative of the Yamuna's flanks for a seemingly