Energy & Environment Lab To Fight Smog, How About Rooftop Bus Gardens?

New York Times / January 6, 2017
By Nida Najar

Indians have long practiced the willfully inexact science — some would call it an art — of jugaad.

It is a Hindi word whose specific meaning is a trucklike vehicle mashed together from whatever is available — scraps of an old bus, perhaps, with some wooden beams and maybe a tractor engine. But broadly, it can refer to any kind of slapdash solution, innovation in the face of scarcity.

Now, that ingenuity is focused on one of the country’s most intractable modern problems: Delhi’s toxic air.

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6 January 2017