Fault lines in expressway
To assess the extent of the ecological damage that construction activity is causing, Down To Earth travelled 250 km on the Char Dham Mahamarg …
50 debt-ridden weavers in Varanasi committed suicide since Modi became PM
Conditions of weavers community got worse during Modi regime, reveal experts’ findings
Cabinet approves amendments to power tariff policy
Policy claims to ensure 24X7, affordable power for all
Growth at the cost of environment?
About sleepless nights at PMO and the diwan
Are bureaucrats under Modi regime so hard-pressed that settees in office have become a necessity?
Will electoral compulsions force govt to use muscular tech?
Display of technological power is being identified as a valid political tool to galvanise public sentiment
Cabinet expansion: does it herald improvement in governance
Experts feel that the change in the cabinet has nothing to do with improving governance, but is a way of appeasing local sentiments
India starts COVID-19 vaccination drive; Modi calls doubts over vaccine ‘propaganda’
Prime Minsiter urges people to not drop caution even after being vaccinated
RTI amendment: Usurping powers from Legislature and States
The National Democratic Alliance government's move is an assault on the independence of information commissioners, writes former …
Poor no longer moving to higher income bracket: Pronab Sen
Pronab Sen, former chief statistician of India and current programme director of the International Growth Centre’s India Programme, speaks …
Cabinet approves PM-KISAN, Aadhaar Ordinance, other bills and schemes
In addition, the Cabinet has also approved the National Mineral Policy 2019 and the Pradhan Mantri JI-VAN Yojana
Connect with people, PM tells scientists
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the scientific community at the inauguration of the 106th session of the India Science Congress
Despite farmer marches, Centre plans no debt waiver
Such waivers may impact the credit culture of a State, says junior argiculture minister Parshottam Rupala
World Toilet Day: Why future of Swachh Bharat Mission remains unsure
The success of Swachh Bharat Mission depends not on toilet construction but whether India can sustain efforts to remain open defecation free …
Can science talk about peace, compassion and democracy?
When the Dalai Lama posed this question at an event, I imagined him mischieveiously asking each presenter at the Indian Science Congress, "…
RTI amendment: Centre has no authority to make law on states
The amendment to the RTI Act does not deserve the assent of the President, writes former Central Information Commissioner M Sridhar Acharyulu in …
Char Dham national highway has cost Uttarakhand its ecological balance
To assess the extent of the ecological damage that construction activity is causing, Down To Earth travelled 250 km on the Char Dham …
Science minister harps on Modi’s mantra of revisiting ‘ancient Indian technologies’ to fight climate change
Y S Chowdary assures that monsoon is in a positive trend and there is no need to have any kind of anxiety
Power for all—can it be achieved?
Round-the-clock assured power supply programme to kick off with Andhra Pradesh, Delhi and Rajasthan; finances and logistics pose a huge challenge
This is what Africa can learn from India's sanitation story
Despite the limitations of the Indian model of sanitation, Africa can draw inspiration from its many positive aspects
Indira, Manmohan, Modi: Why all see civil society with suspicion
The arrests of activists and rights campaigners is set to further dip the relationship between government and the civil society
PM chooses to continue with UPA’s 2013 Land Acquisition Act
A much-elated Opposition said that the government had to give in to popular sentiment
Centre raises minimum support price for paddy by meagre Rs 50
Farmers across the country have already been left devastated by the unseasonal rains and forecast of 'deficit monsoon'
India bans broken rice export; 20% duty on other grades
Weak monsoon has led to reduction in paddy acreage this Kharif
Swachh Survekshan 2018 misses the clean mark
Majority of the top 50 cities recognised as clean by the Swachh Survekshan-2018 dump waste in poorly managed landfills and dumpsites