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A drawn out court case raises questions about India's animal quarantine managers
TN gram panchayats' plea to Union government
Outpouring of resentment against landfill site plan in Tamil Nadu leaves authorities stunned
Forest fires a recurring problem across the country
Landholders want tree rights
Sand mining continues unabated in Tamil Nadu there are no signs of any let-up in the quarrying of river sand in Tamil Nadu. This despite the Madras High Court staying the activity on all sites except the 79 owned by the state government
Senior official in the dock
Two recent directives of the Kerala High Court have further vindicated the Perumatty Grama Panchayat's stand in its face-off with the Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Private Limited
Drought-wary Karnataka prepares for summer
A multi-billion-dollar transnational corporation has had to blink first in an eyeball-to-eyeball dispute with an obscure panchayat of Kerala. On November 17, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Private Limited (HCBPL) -- the Goliath of the piece -- was compelled to appear before the Perumatty Grama Panchayat, which played David. HCBPL, an Indian unit of the US-based soft drinks giant The Coca-Cola Company, was seeking a renewal of the company's licence for its bottling plant at Plachimada in Kerala's Palakkad district. The battlelines had been drawn much before the November 17 meeting in Plachimada. In a shed in front of the main entrance of the Coke plant, local people from the affected villages appeared to have dug in for the long haul
Should Karnataka expand the midday meal scheme without fine-tuning it?
Dengue grips Bangalore
PepsiCo endangers biodiversity hotspot in Gulf of Mannar
In 1992 the Indian Parliament approved of the 73rd constitutional amendment, which made it mandatory for state governments to devolve powers to local bodies. More than a decade later, Vinod Vyasulu, director, Centre for Budget and Policy Studies, Bangalore and a longtime observer of panchayati raj institutions, reviews this decade in Karnataka, also presenting Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh as case studies
Filed by Karnataka farmers?
From literacy to economic independence
By Karnataka on Cauvery
Right from the backyard
TN unshackles timber transport
In Karnataka, a lesson in water scarcity
Of the 12,619 Gram Panchayats in Tamil Nadu, one-third or nearly 4,200 panchayats are headed by women -- following the 73rd amendment to the Constitution which stipulates that one-thirds of all panchayat presidents in a state should be women
Curbs on farmland transactions in Karnataka
MFP management in TN tribals' hands
The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has recently initiated ecofriendly pilot projects at its Bangalore aircraft division, which will not only minimise waste, but will also help save huge sums of money. The projects include installation of a biogas plant and harvesting rainwater. The biogas plant, which is being set up with the help of the Gujarat-based Sardar Patel Renewable Energy Resources Institute, will consume 300 kilogrammes of canteen waste every day and produce 230 cylinders of biogas per annum
Hair pollution hits Karnataka
No body knows for sure how the ragi bandwagon started, but all of a sudden the urban elite became curious about the grain. Today, it is being minutely scrutinised by a few truth-seekers while eateries make a beeline for its cuisine
Thirty years after banning manual scavenging under the Night Soil Carrying System Abolition Act, Karnataka is still a fair way away from flushing it out of the system. On April 25, 2003, though, a minuscule step was taken in this direction when the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BMP) inaugurated a mobile mechanised suction machine to clean soak pits holding human excreta
The Karnataka government ostensibly allows private production of sandalwood, but actually maintains a tight rein on the trade. In fact, eight months after the notification of amendments in the Karnataka Forest (Amendment) Act 2001, stakeholders are yet to see any tangible evidence of the deregulation that these changes were meant to usher in
Tiger reserve security in Karnataka
There was a time when Payinthulasi, a 40-year old herb gatherer of village Utchananthal in Virudunagar district of Tamil Nadu, had to trudge to the towns of Virudunagar and Madurai to sell her 'produce'. It used to be a livelihood with extremely limited choices. Then, two years ago, a public limited company called Gram Mooligai Company Limited came to her village. It wanted to collect the plants she gathered, at much better prices. Moreover, it made her a shareholder. Today her fortunes have changed
Two incidents of illegal handling of waste oil have come to light recently, underscoring the fact that trade in the hazardous product continues unabated in India