By promotong rice over coarse grains, the government is promoting food scarcity and defeciency of micronutrients among India's most malnourished …
Bank at your doorstep
Technology is helping public sector banks find customers in rural India. This is part of the Centre’s efforts to include villages in the …
Foreign Vedanta funds Cong, BJP
Delhi High Court directs government to take action against the parties within six months
Grain of truth
India's public distribution system promotes rice and wheat. These water-intensive crops require more inputs and are less nutritious as compared …
UN Climate Ambition Summit 2023: Who’s leading the charge?
Topics like Loss and Damage Fund, fossil fuel phaseout and $100-billion climate finance promise remain inconspicuous
Farm loan waiver given to ineligible people: CAG
Serious lapses and errors in over 20 per cent cases test-checked; many deserving farmers left out
Review finds ADB's policy doesn't hold water
Since 1998, adb has invested us $960 million in urban projects in India.
On wrong wavelength
Twenty years after the Supreme Court asserted that people have a right over radio waves, community radio continues to struggle. Instead of …
Revival plan for whom?
Karnataka's ambitious plan to restore the ecology of illegal mining-hit Ballari has no representation from affected communities and environmentalists
The cold rush
What has India got to show after 20 years on the Antarctica research bandwagon? Lack of focus
Forest depts as nodal agency for community forest resources: A political blunder
The Chhattisgarh government issued an order on May 31, making the state forest department the nodal agency for Community Forest Resource Rights
Climate deal signed in Paris is weak and unambitious: CSE
The phrase ‘historical responsibility’ has been erased from the Agreement. This weakens the obligations of developed countries, says …
Power of concentration
India has every reason to push for concentrated solar power projects. But the technology has failed to pick up because of poor planning
World bodies to push for bringing Africa into carbon trade net
African Carbon Forum meet an opportunity to review progress on climate change mitigation in the continent'
UN climate talks: Money for Green Climate Fund to be raised from market
Finance agency goes ahead with decision in spite of demand from developing nations to keep private investments out
Budget 2013-14: provisioning for universal healthcare or moving away from agenda?
The world trend is to move towards public health systems, but developments in India seem to be in the opposite direction
Hidden industry hand
Attempts are on to derail UN initiative to declare noncommunicable diseases a global priority
WASH: UN report finds 2030 SDG targets may just be a dream
Plans in place to address water and sanitation issues, countries face hurdles in implementation, says GLAAS report
Climate financing adds to poor countries’ debt pile: Oxfam
Eighty per cent of climate financing was provided as loans in 2017-18, according to study
Scientific Advisory Council to Prime Minister seeks more funds and education reforms in science sector
CAG raps environment ministry over ‘illegal’ appointments
Central Pollution Control Board created or upgraded posts without approval of finance ministry
Emergence of South
2013 human development report applauds efforts of developing nations. Is India on track?
Reflecting upon the fifth ministerial conference of the World Trade Organization at Cancun, a Down To Earth editorial (see: "How not to lose …
Why one of three African candidates fits the bill as the new head of the WTO
Africa represents a key bloc within the WTO and accounts for nearly 27 per cent of membership and 35 per cent of members from developing countries
Centre’s decision on schemes reflects its conservative approach to economic revival
It will also impact the vulnerable who are already bearing the brunt of COVID-19 and the countrywide lockdown, they said