Is Narmada water being made to flow in Sabarmati not supplied to city of Ahmedabad? This has furthered the idea of river...
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On february 26, yet another full-page advertisement appeared in national dailies as a part of the ruling coalition's feel-good blitz in the build-up to the April-May general elections. It trumpeted that the Union government's recent nod to the first national rehabilitation policy was "one more landmark decision". The "worries" of "families dislocated due to implementation of development projects" are "over", declared the ad. Notwithstanding the shouting from the rooftops, experts assert that the new plan hardly provides any grounds for optimism.
Herbal drug stuck in IPR jam, tribal group biggest loser
In February, 100-odd people got together at the quaint little town of Baramati. All had a common goal: to exchange ideas on the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) for development. Tucked away in the heart of south Maharashtra's sugar belt, Baramati has, for four years now, played host to what is called the Baramati initiative on ICT and development. And for the first time the annual event had a theme: Connected for Development: Information Kiosks and Sustainability. "This is our annual pilgrimage," is how Akhtar Badshah describes it. Badshah is the president of Digital Partners, a US-based non-profit body and one of the co-organisers
Herbal drug quality suffering in the absence of stringent rules
Plan chalked out to keep marine aliens at bay, but implementation unlikely soon
New technology facilitates commercialisation of coconut water
Four glaciers of the Baspa basin may dry up due to global warming
In MP's stance on river linking
UK mulls tax on fatty food
On fine particulate matter emissions
Wheat's the problem
Building code made stronger
Conservation measures may hit Orissa fisherfolk
Human trials of pesticides can be permitted, state US scientists
Vegetables, and not carbohydrates, should be the diet mantra of Americans
Magnetic field of devices like hair dryers can damage brain
The conservation and sustainable management of biological resources was high on the international agenda in February 2004. Representatives of more than 160 countries converged on Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia over three weeks to discuss a host of important matters dealing with the subject. The seventh meeting of the Conference of Parties (CoP-7) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which took place from February 9-20, set the ball rolling. The activity culminated with the first Meeting of Parties (MoP-1) to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety from February 23-27
In 1995, many in India were outraged to learn that a university in the US was granted a patent to make and sell haldi (turmeric) for its wound healing properties. Patents are usually given to creations that are deemed 'useful' and 'involve an inventive step'. Haldi's utility was never in doubtbut in no way could the US university claim to have invented its wound-healing properties. Indians have known these properties for centuries. But published information on such usage was difficult to get. After extensive search32 references to the turmeric's use -- some dating back to more than 100 years -- were ferreted out from Sanskrit, Urdu and Hindi texts
How bizarre can a government policy decision get? India's first national policy on resettlement and rehabilitation for people affected by development projects was declared through a one-page advertisement, even though the detailed policy paper isn't ready. For a country with an estimated 35-55 million displaced people -- hardly 25 per cent of them have received any sort of rehabilitation -- the policy declaration adds insult to historical injury. The declaration was preceded by three decades of efforts at various levels and four draft documents; but all these efforts have been junked