Training villagers in organic farming
Despite the general reluctance of farmers to adopt organic farming, one village in Tamil Nadu is using these techniques successfully.
Second-hand is better
Junked aeroplane tyres are being used on camel carts in Rajasthan, making life easier for both the villagers and the animals
"Power" to the people irks Bengal villagers
Villagers near Calcutta contend they have been unfairly done out of their land by a private thermal power plant project
Saving forests for Posterity
Community-based systems in Orissa ore effectively managing local forest resources, but they need support to overcome the conflicts and …
Trekking to balanced development
Gandruk, a small Nepali village on a popular trekking route, will be visited by more than 80,000 tourists before the year ends. But an unusual …
A silent white revolution
Women living in a non-descript village in Gujarat revive a defunct dairy, earlier run by men. Today, not only do they churn out 100 per cent …
Solutions at a click
Computers pave the way for sustainable agricultural and rural development in five Pondicherry villages
Lavasa above law
Lavasa continues to bypass norms. But the environment ministry may give clearance to the the maiden planned hill city in India, Sakshi C Dasgupta …
Bringing order to streets
Centre legalises street vending and gives the profession its due respect. But accommodating vendors is a challenge
One more goes down
Reflections on glass
Use of glass in construction has become a fad. But it is not the right choice for Indian climate
Puducherry's plans for a new port have prompted unprecedented protests. Allegations of a huge land grab facilitated by procedural violations and …
Goa must grow...but how?
On January 26, 2007, the government of Goa withdrew its newest blueprint for the development of the state, called the Regional Plan 2011. …
गांवों से भी गुम हो रही है सुगंध
आज से 10-15 साल पहले तक जिन गांवों में हर घर में गाय, भैंस और बैल होते थे, किसी घर में मुश्किल से ही ...
Is the world hurtling towards an ‘Insect Apocalypse’?
New study warns that more than 40 per cent of insect species are declining and a third are endangered
Not just air, level of noise pollution in Delhi is also deadly: study
A new study confirms the findings of a 2011 CSE survey which had shown that the capital has the noisiest roads in the country
Baiga tribals become India’s first community to get habitat rights
The administration used a gazette notification passed by the colonial British government, which recognised these areas as home of the Baigas, to …
A sense of belonging
URBAN VILLAGES Tony Aldous Publishers: Urban Villages Group, UK Pages: 95 Price: Not stated
UNDP report stresses people's participation
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT 1993 UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME Publisher: Oxford University Press, Delhi Price: Rs 190
A not-very-subtle environmental message
The film should communicae its environmental message far more effectively than the dozens of inept documentaries that have been made on the subject.
Subabul biscuits boost milk yield
Cattle fed with subabul biscuits can produce up to 20 per cent more milk. The fast-growing tree also produces useful timber.
Growing urban pressures
Crop species disappearing in Garhwal
A survey reveals a drastic fall in Garhwal Himalayan crop diversity. Compounding the seriousness of the situation is the lack of scientific …
The great energy divide