"Subsidy culture has killed local agriculture"
Thupstan Chhewang, Chief Executive Councillor and chairperson of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) speaks to Down To Earth.
High altitude, high pressure
Ladakh's leadership is alive to many problems. But, challenges are not easy
Panchayati Raj: A good beginning
But will there be a place for traditional institutions in modern local self-governance?
More energy, Less wastage
Solar is Ladakh's way out of the diesel trap
Eight years of reforms have turned government schools around in Leh district
An attractive Place to go
Tourism's footprint is too big for Leh's infrastructure
A farewell to farms
Ladakh survives on its farms. But can agriculture survive government policies?
The GM maize rats
Findings of the Seralini lab on effect of Monsanto’s GM maize on rats set off a global furore
Ladakh on the move
Ladakh is the one region in India where sustainable development is the only way ahead. Dry toilets, water efficient crops, cooperative farming, a …
Indian diets are unhealthy: EAT-Lancet report
The report compared food consumption patterns in India with a reference diet from the EAT-Lancet Commission
Indefinite moratorium on GM field trials recommended
Supreme Court’s expert panel of scientists for ban on herbicide tolerant crops for India
Indefinite ban on GM field trials recommended
Supreme Court’s expert panel of scientists also against herbicide-tolerant crops for India
News 360° - Briefs
Pro-GM farmers stage protest near Parliament
Farmers' organisations demand rejection of technical experts committee report recommending indefinite ban on field trials of GM crops
Agrarian crisis: farmers from 15 states protest at Delhi Jantar Mantar
They demand moratorium on land acquisition; farmers' suicides, falling incomes and GMOs on list of concerns
With a taste for metals
Made to order plants that eat pollutants
Kerala says no to GM crop
Into the ginger trap
Farmers from Kerala make big bucks by growing ginger in Karnataka but leave behind a trail of pollution
The Sukruli cauldron threatens to boil over if the Orissa government does not act against the smoke-spewing sponge iron plant in the area.
India softens its stand on endosulfan
Endosulfan: meet in Geneva begins, India still in denial
Sharad Pawar says many states had asked him not to ban the pesticide
Scientists’ panel to add new member for report on GM field trials
Weeks after expert committee recommended moratorium Supreme Court agrees to agriculture ministry's request to add new member to panel
Global food crisis: causes and implications for India
Is there a global crisis unravelling? World food reserves are at their lowest in 25 years and the prices of most food crops are at a record high. …