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Nepal’s Forest Act of 1993, which allows communities to manage their forests, is admired and emulated by governments and movements across the world. The government now plans to amend the Act. Apsara Chapagain, the first woman chairperson of the Federation of Community Forest Users, Nepal (FECOFUN), tells Aditya Batra that the proposed amendments would jeopardise forests and the welfare of millions of forest-dependent people in the Himalayan country. Edited excerpts
Inter-ministerial report calls for improving infrastructure and facilities at anganwadi centres
Central Thimpu becomes pedestrian zone on World Environment Day
Despite decades of restoration efforts by a rich ensemble of state-development actors, cultural heritage votaries and rights activists, the Bagmati is nothing less than a sewage canal by the time it meets its tributaries in Kathmandu. In her book Reigning the River: Urban Ecologies and Political Transformation in Kathmandu Anne Rademacher, assistant professor of social and cultural analysis at New York University, chronicles how the river’s degradation resonates with the perceived social, cultural, religious and political disorder in the tumultuous democracy. She shares her insights with Aditya Batra
For more than four years now, Narayan Belbase, an environmental public interest lawyer, has been working towards facilitating and mainstreaming environmental governance and justice in Nepal's new Constitution. The author of over a dozen books on environmental policy, legislation and gender justice speaks to Aditya Batra on his efforts to make the right to clean and healthy environment a fundamental right of citizens
A Consumer movement is catching on in Nepal.Communities are extending the grid to villages.This threatens to undo the effort put in small-scale off-grid power generation to fight poverty. How can Nepal harmonize the two initiatives ?
Newly democratic Bhutan pushes community forestry to tackle rural poverty
Environmentalists see red over wildlife bill in Bangladesh
Karma Tshiteem is the secretary of the Gross National Happiness Commission, the novel name of Bhutan’s Planning Commission. He tells Aditya Batra how the concept has fared in the new democracy
Power, investments to be highlights of Nepal prime minister's first India visit
The Bagmati loses its way in Kathmandu amid political vacuum and urban chaos
Aditya Batra in conversation with Keshab Sthapit, a mayor famous for muscling his way to urban renewal
For more than two decades, Huta Ram Baidya has led the Save Bagmati River campaign. An affable, octogenarian activist and Nepal’s first agricultural engineer, his views have been widely circulated in the country’s regional language press, radio, television and on websites. He tells Aditya Batra that the river’s extreme degradation bears testament to extreme cultural and environmental loss in the Kathmandu valley
Analog forestry mimics a forest to create an economically productive and ecologically diverse landscape
In Sri Lanka, organic farmers draw inspiration from endemic practices such as home gardens or analog forestry, and have also adapted ‘imported’ ideas, such as zero-budget farming from India.
Easy access to agro-chemicals in Sri Lanka blamed for public health scare
To generate 2,500 MW of electricity by 2016
Lawyer and activist, Syeda Rizwana Hasan, who is spearheading the battle against the thriving shipbreaking industry in Bangladesh, speaks to Aditya Batra on the approaches and challenges of environmental advocacy
Micro-financed solar energy systems light up Bangladesh’s rural areas