A compromised consensus
Two new provisions in land acquisition bill promise to protect farmers. Are they foolproof?
Help Kerala’s rubber sector recover from crisis, urges state finance minister
In the run up to Union Budget 2015, M Suchitra speaks to Kerala Finance Minister K M Mani to draw up a list of the state’s expectations …
Born at 44
Odisha village gets pattas after nearly half a century. Land reform programmes get jumpstart
Is new land bill up to mark?
Draft land bill proposes higher compensation for land acquisitions, but complaints persist
As told to Parliament (December 22, 2022): Around 60% of India prone to earthquakes
Around 11% of India falls in Zone V, which is the most seismically active
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
Rising sea levels and tidal erosion eating up Sunderbans
Rising sea levels are real. A trip to the Sunderbans, in the Bay of Bengal, shows how devastating it can be in tandem with insidious tidal erosion.…
They may survive the drought. But they cannot survive government policies. When people have to abandon their livestock, they are reduced to misery,…
Towards food security: perspectives from three continents
The Food Insecurity Report 2014, released by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) last week, has revealed that one …
Road to disaster
Fertile land is up for grabs in western Uttar Pradesh. Private developers are acquiring it to build apartments, industries, IT institutes, and …