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Displacing a livelihood

Author(s): L C Jain
Issue Date: Aug 31, 2002
As we begin, we must remind ourselves that of the 25 million persons displaced on account of development projects, less than 50 per cent have been rehabilitated. The rest have been 'pauperised' by the development process, and 40 per cent of all such persons are tribals.

Profiting from disaster

Issue Date: Sep 15, 2001
What are your development plans for Mizoram, which has one of the richest natural resources in India? Mizoram has plenty of cultivable land and the government is thinking of developing the region with more and more cash crops. It also plans for a project that would improve bamboo cultivation, which is highly profitable. This will improve the economy of the region and also will help in reducing insurgency in the region. What commercial options are you eyeing as far as bamboo is concerned?

Weeding out corruption

Author(s): Ishfaq-ul-hassan
Issue Date: May 31, 2001

Developing issues

Issue Date: Jan 31, 2000
the growing livelihood insecurity that the masses face due to depletion and degradation of environmental resources, population explosion, unemployment and poverty have marked the end of the 20th century. The development sector involved in contesting these issues at the local level has raised more questions than answers. The sector finds it difficult to set an agenda while understanding the global processes of change and its implications at the grassroots level.

Mission control

Issue Date: Feb 15, 1999
THE bad news first: The space ship called Earth is in serious jeopardy. All of us (and future travellers) have no easy option. No one can shout, "Stop the ship, I want to jump off." No way. Now some of the cold facts to drive home the point: reckless overexploitation of the Earth's resources has poisoned the soil, water and air, thus making healthy, happy living a receding possibility.

"The new land Bill will displace More people"

Issue Date: Feb 15, 1999
You initiated this campaign against the new Land Acquisition (Amendment) Bill. Do you think it will succeed? Has it become a political issue?

"At what cost to the environment"

Issue Date: Jul 31, 1998
On the delay in taking up the Biodiversity Bill in Parliament:

Imbalances need to be improved

Issue Date: Jul 15, 1998
On the major threat to the environment in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region:

Empowering communities

Issue Date: Apr 30, 1998
most Non-governmental organisations ( ngo s) are born out of a sense of dissatisfaction and idealism. This dissatisfaction arises due to the inadequate working of official bodies, dissatisfaction with the means and the end. It goes without saying that ngo s catalyse social equity and mass empowerment. This is because, unlike government officials, ngo s work with the people.

Mixed fare

Author(s): Sharmila Chandra
Issue Date: Mar 15, 1998
journals brought out by various non-profit voluntary organisations tend to be boring and are often rele-gated to dusty library shelves and reference sections seldom visited by people.
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