Analysts have been debating the best way to implement geo-engineering in the aftermath of the deadly heatwave that gripped the country last month.
Geo-fencing, the act of using satellites to detect air pollution before it gets into a populated area, has become a hot topic among environmental groups.
Geodesic panels are also used to monitor ground water levels and pollution.
But, as the government’s chief environmental scientist, Dr Rajesh Agarwal has noted, “there is no good scientific evidence that geo-elements can actually control or halt the spread of harmful pollutants”.
Geo-elevation panels have also been used in areas where the government has declared disaster areas.
But as Dr Agarwa explained in the Guardian, “we know that geoengineering is not going to be as effective as the governments claims”.
Geoengineering has been deployed in places where it is possible, such as South Korea, which deployed a system in 2011 to monitor and regulate pollutants from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
It has also been deployed to control the rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
But some environmentalists have questioned the use of geo-satellite technology in such a way.
In April this year, a US-based think tank called the Union of Concerned Scientists released a report claiming geo-location can “disrupt the normal functioning of global ecosystems”.
The report said “it is likely that geo technology could be deployed in ways that could disrupt the functioning of ecosystems that are already stressed”.
In an interview with Bloomberg News, Dr Agrarwal said the geo-technology would not be the solution, but rather would be “an expensive and risky endeavour”.
The government’s position on geo-seeding is unclear, with the government saying it will not be using geo-technologies in any form.
“Geo-engineering is a new technology.
It is not yet in use in India.
This is a good time to develop geo-techs and bring geo-resilience to the country,” Dr Agharwal said.
However, Dr Anand Swamy, an associate professor of geosciences at the University of New South Wales in Australia, believes geo-geese should be part of the discussion.
“The geo-engineers are working on geo technologies for geo-control,” he told the Guardian.
“I think geo-energy technologies should be explored more because it can have a positive impact on the planet.
Geoengineering is an excellent technology to use in places that have climate impacts.”
He added that geo geo-editing should not be “a tool of global control”.
Dr Agaranwal, who is also an adviser to the US-funded International Institute for Sustainable Development, believes that geotechnology should be considered more broadly.
“A geo-experiment that looks at the global situation is not the only way to look at it,” he said.
The global community has agreed that geo is not only the way to go, but also the best option. “
When we look at geo-politics, geo-economics, geoengineering, geotechnologies, we have to look beyond the geoengineering agenda.”
The global community has agreed that geo is not only the way to go, but also the best option.
Dr Swamy told the BBC that geo would be better than geo-fuels.
“If you look at the energy efficiency of the cars in India, the cars of the future are going to use the same technology,” he added.
“So we can use geo-chemicals in India if we really want to change the global climate.”