Bihar midday meals: 75 students take ill, five critical
Two separate incidents of food poisoning from consuming midday meal reported from Arwal and Jhajha districts
Mobile technology to be used to improve maternal and child health in Africa
Smartphones will help health workers track the health of expecting mothers and their unborn children
Rules and renegades
Pesticide regulations in India are lax. The industry has exploited the loopholes to corrupt the system. And the government has turned a blind eye …
A report by the National Institute of Occupational Health nails endosulfan. Is that why the pesticide establishment wants to keep it under wraps?
Environment ministry rapped
Parliament committee says serious inadequacies in afforestation, biodiversity programmes
India Organics Inc
The Indian farmer is 'naturally' organic. But without support and premium for 'green' crops,
there is no alternative but to take the chemical route
"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.
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 …
Nagpur has 200 bird species, reveals bird-spotting exercise
60 to 65 of the species were found in MIHAN-SEZ area earmarked for industrial development
‘Disasters like Ebola threaten Africa’s progress towards MDGs’
Report launched at the ninth African Economic Conference says the continent made headway in human development but its continuation is threatened …
Lack of lagislation and certification undermines the potential of organic farming in India
‘Policies will infuse objectivity in health research’
Several health and research policies in the country are either in draft stage or just recommendatory in nature. This hampers regulation of …
Who are the poor?
Identifying the poor and measuring the poverty is a contentious issue. Poverty line is not a sacred line. At best, it indicates how far the …
Poverty level will increase if health expenditure included
Planning Commission factors in less than one rupee a day as health expenditure in its affidavit to the apex court
CAG memo shows IFS officers are administering country’s premier forestry research body like a fiefdom
Inclusive budget for inclusive growth
Budgets should not just talk about GDP and sops. It should ensure that basic rights and necessities of people are met in an effective manner
MPs funds to now be used to develop over 2,000 ‘model’ villages
Ministry of rural development will channelise MPs’ funds through different schemes for Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana
MDG Report 2014: India among worst performers in poverty reduction, maternal death and sanitation
Report shows good progress in areas like poverty alleviation and access to clean water and controlling diseases like TB, Malaria
Is Bt cotton a success or failure?
Participants attending conference to review Bt cotton call for extensive investigation into all aspects of cotton production before drawing …
Books on rails
In Mexico City, run by the leftist Democratic Revolutionary party, a huge and unique campaign has begun to promote literacy and provide an "…
'We must teach science in a more hands-on manner'
A professor in the department of chemistry, Delhi University, K V Sane has been instrumental in organising and directing a project on locally-…
Mother of all management
THE UNION minister for human resource development's election-eve decision to slash Indian Institute of Management (IIM) fees by a third has …
Since the Right To Education Act came into force on April 1, 2010, India has been witnessing an experiment that involves parents in enforcing a …
Desperately seeking experts
The environmental situation in India is grave -- our natural resources are getting depleted at an alarming rate and there is an acute paucity of …
The water bearer
ANNA HAZARE bids a heavy-hearted farewell to the late Vilasrao Salunkhe, better known as 'pani baba'. Salunkhe's revolutionary concept of '…