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Andhra's groundwater crisis & a trail of suicides

Groundwater has failed Andhra Pradesh’s farmers. Between 1997 and 2006, about 4,500 farmers committed suicide, unable to repay loans …

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On two legs and a prayer

Walkers outnumber people using vehicles in every Indian city. But city plans have no space for pedestrians, nor do urban roads. Will town …

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No concrete plans

The Centre for Science and Environment's Green Rating Project team has rated the cement industry. Its findings uncovered some surprises. The …

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Emergency

Chennai, crippled by water crisis, is also a metaphor for what Indian cities are experiencing in sourcing and managing the most precious …

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Water woes in wet Kerala

More than 2,000 mm of rain in 2003 but crops destroyed and farmers committing suicide; crores spent on 31 irrigation projects but villages …

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More arsenic

Exactly how widespread is the presence of poisonous arsenic in the groundwater that Indians drink? In Delhi, a doctor's phone call propels

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Dhamaal Growth

NIDHI JAMWAL wonders what happened after Gurgaon got colonyfied

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Pesticides in our food

There is never any end to learning. And so, surprises. We have learnt, over 20 years, that environmental governance in India is lackadaisical. …

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What goes down must come up

It is a crime. Numerous factories deliberately inject untreated effluents directly into the ground, contaminating underground aquifers. Down …

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Unhappy Bani

March of real estate threatens one of the last patches of native Aravalli forest near Delhi

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‘Don’t plug this hole’

Residents protest housing projects on lake in Mumbai suburb
 

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