Water for slums
Realising the virtues of organic farming
Several organisations, at home and abroad, are promoting organic farming as a method of food production that is both ecologically and socially …
PAPER is important, but so are forests. The proposal of the ministry for environment and forests to allow the paper industry to establish …
A little "war" between the North and South
The public debate between Dutch environment minister Hans Alders and Sunita Narain of the Centre for Science and Environment, covering a whole …
Who will help her learn?
Merely providing schools is not enough to educate the more than 197.34 million illiterate women in India. Far too often, girls have to drop out …
The DTC's plan to buy new eco-friendly buses is left hanging as Delhi government stalls the deal. Manish Tiwari and Anumita Roychowdhary report
Blueprints for change
For the people
Conservation policies practised in the developing world need to tread cautiously on territories which had for generations, belonged to the people,…
Promises to keep
With the 1996 general elections just around the corner, the nation's premier political parties are back to making elaborate 'green' promises. But …
How wide does a road have to be for a bus to pass?
One of the many problems with Delhi’s BRT is that it never went far enough
Greening the industry
The Centre for Science and Environment ( CSE) releases the environmental rating of the pulp and paper sector. Participants laud CSE efforts …
The government- NGO friction at Lava ka Baas has opened a Pandora's box water ownership, archaic laws and hopeful communities that want to hold …
Neemi's water conference
Jal biradari launches movement to drought-proof villages
Whose science should we focus on?
The current debate over ancient India's scientific feats is less about science and more about a cultural `feel good' factor
Why are lives so cheap in Indian steel plants?
Centre for Science and Environment report had highlighted poor safety conditions in steel plants. Two mishaps in a row at the Bhilai and …
We, the people
Industrialised countries uneasy at the prospect of a shift from traditional political rights for the individual to rights that link communities …
People's participation in resource management
Community enterprise unlimited
Management ofprotected areas has been one of the principal bones of contention between the various shades of interested opinions in the country.
Small towns Big mess
India's urban environment is a ghastly cocktail of prosperity, poverty and pollution. A study of eight towns moving towards the precipice of disaster
Why are we all falling ill
The pursuit of unsustainable economic growth, bad development policy, lack of good science, and poverty are a prescription for ill-health. These …
When wealth is not health
India's economic growth has come at a terrible price. In two decades, while the GDP more than doubled, vehicular pollution increased eight times …
Making polluters pay
Despite bureaucratic hurdles, a non-governmental organisation hope to bring to book an erring paper mill in Punjab
A red politician who saw opportunity in green
A chief minister who gave autonomy to environment regulators