Environmental charter for the new government
Sustainable development, pollution, employment generation and agrarian crisis did not play major roles in deciding the outcome of the 2019 General Elections. That though doesn’t mean that these issues are peripheral and the new government must address them effectively. Read the full charter here
Union government needs to focus on clean air
According to the State of Global Air Report 2019, 12 lakh people are dying prematurely due to toxic air and dying 2.6 years earlier in India. Here's the full story
'Climate catastrophe' and not 'Climate change'
Even as a major British newspaper changes its terms for climate change, it is imperative that India, suffering the most from it, builds a groundswell of opinion in favour of real action to prevent climate catastrophe. Read the full story here
New government must work to improve health infrastructure
India’s GDP for health is less than 1.5 per cent and is one of the lowest in the world. Click here for the full story
Electing India’s health transformation
The new government must convene a meeting of central and state health ministers annually, to build consensus across the political spectrum and accelerate action on an agreed agenda. Read the entire piece here
Is waste on the govt’s mind?
The new government will need to prioritise this in the coming years, otherwise we will run out of resources, poison our environment and have landfills all around. For the full story, click here
Government must prioritise on conserving water
Our river systems are suffering badly from water scarcity and non-point source pollution. Read the full story here
Agrarian crisis one of the biggest challenges for new govt
Sustainability, more than anything else is agriculture’s biggest challenge. Whoever can manage water can claim to be Indian agriculture’s saviour. Click here for the entire piece
It's not just jobs, but good jobs that the unemployed need
People don’t just want jobs, but good ones that are stable, are in the formal-sector, have safe working conditions, collective bargaining rights and regulations against arbitrary dismissal. For the full story, click here
Let people-centric natural resource governance be the new regime’s agenda
India must strengthen the mechanisms of natural resource management that is people-centric and sustainable to ensure economic and social stability. Full story is here
See SDGs as a policy framework, not as a document
To start work, the Sustainable Development Goals first need to be popularised by the new government. Click here for the full story
What Swachh Bharat Mission 2.0 should be like?
While the mission got people talking about sanitation and cleanliness, its implementation needs a lot of work. Here is the full piece
10 interventions government must make to protect forest rights
BJP-led NDA has won 38 out of 48 reserved seats for Scheduled Tribes across the country, of which a majority is from forest-rich areas. Here are the 10 steps
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