The country had 1,800 arsenic-affected habitations in 2015. This increased to 4,421 as on September 17
Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (September 17, 2020)
As told to Parliament (September 16, 2020): No data on sanitation worker deaths amid COVID-19
COVID warriors: More action than words protect consumer rights in UP
Can rural Uttarakhand retain its COVID-19 returnees
Deserted villages are springing back to life as residents return due to lockdown. The state government has announced several ...
The dispensable India: Data shows how DNTs, Adivasis, Dalits, Muslims bore lockdown brunt
These communities have suffered on most social indicators due to a mix of poor logistics as well as prejudice ...
Adivasis account for 13% of total convicts, 10% of total under-trials, shows data
This number did reduce by a small margin, compared to data from 2001, but the disproportionate percentage of Adivasis ...
Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (August 31, 2020)
Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the ...
Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (August 27, 2020)
Coronavirus update: Finance minister Sitharaman falls back on 'act of god'
Sitharaman says there may an economic contraction ahead due to ‘extraordinary situation’
Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (August 26, 2020)
Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (August 25, 2020)
Swachh Survekshan 2020: Indore is the cleanest city 4th time in a row
Surat in Gujarat and Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra ranked second and third among the cleanest cities with more than a ...
‘Save COVID generation’: Ex-world leaders, economists urge education reform
The world’s poorest children are locked out of learning, denied internet access and have lost free school meals, a ...
National Education Policy 2020: What is needed is a new kind of thinking
New educational institutions will not thrive in an old culture. They need an environment of trust and freedom
Watery grave: How garbage, encroachments contaminated Guwahati’s only river
Natural and artificial drains in the city get clogged during heavy rains and spill on to the roads
Beirut blast lessons: Time for India to strengthen handling of explosives, chemicals
The country imports around 300,000 tonnes of ammonium nitrate every year. A small portion of this is used to ...
Gloom ahead of Handloom Day: Centre scraps handloom, handicraft boards
Experts slam government move to get rid of advisory bodies, say they let stakeholders present their case
NGT wants groundwater extraction based on EIA only
Tribunal calls for doing away with general permissions given to commercial entities to withdraw groundwater
Little chance of Kolkata getting CNG soon; land acquisition hiccups halt supply
The land acquisition process for the pipeline in West Bengal is slow, says GAIL, the Union government’s nodal agency ...
How MGNREGA helps revive village infra, increase employment in Haryana
Villagers gain employment through the job guarantee scheme, used as a means to revive rural infrastructure like reservoirs, cattle ...
COVID-19 lockdown highlights India’s great digital divide
Despite the rise in wireless users in recent years, urban and rural India are miles apart in their online ...
Can MGNREGA cushion the COVID-19 lockdown blow for Moradabad’s returning villagers
There is a sharp rise in demand for work under MGNREGA in Moradabad and other districts of the state
COVID-19: Fewer tests a bane for Bengal, warn health experts
Only 7,261 tests per million were conducted in West Bengal; only Bihar, Jharkhand, UP and Telangana lag behind
Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (July 21, 2020)