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Is India ready?
Effective social schemes need more than cash transfer
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?
Supreme Court allows reopening of 90 more mines in Karnataka subject to conditions
Leases of 51 mines cancelled; embargo on new leases lifted
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
Not a cakewalk
Bottlenecks and hassles confront the Indian organic producers
"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?
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 …
‘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 …
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
Lack of lagislation and certification undermines the potential of organic farming in India
Inheritance of loss
Whatever the poverty line, 50 per cent people in India will remain poor
Nothing to bank on
The government’s much-hyped Direct Benefit Transfer programme has hit a roadblock. Banks have failed to meet the huge demand for opening …
Last ditch attempt
UPA gives sops under MGNREGS to attract rural voters ahead of elections
Cigarettes with additives pollute air more: study
Fifteen chemicals increased by 20 per cent or more in air with the cigarettes
UN reports fall in development assistance from donor countries
Decline in aid will affect efforts to reach Millennium Development Goals by 2015
‘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 …