Issue Date: Jun 29, 2012
The construction boom seen across India will make cities unliveable unless this growth is guided by the right development principles, says Delhi non-profit Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). These guiding principles relate to choice of location, architectural design, appropriate material and operational management. Considering that 70 per cent of the building stock proposed by 2030 is yet to be built, there is time to prevent the environmental debacle, says the research advocacy group.
Recent Supreme Court order in Vedanta case holds hope for tribal community life
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