NITI Aayog begins business without action plan
Will the Aayog's vision be any different than the top-down approach of its predecessor, the Planning Commission?
Roundtable on Minor Forest Produce: Introduction
Sunita Narain, Director of the Centre for Science and Environment, discusses the confusion surrounding the Forest Rights Act and forest management.
Roundtable: Is Bamboo a Minor Forest Produce?
The MFP roundtable participants discuss what constitutes a minor forest produce and whether bamboo fits its definition.
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Rural development schemes up for overhaul
Ministry of panchayati raj plans to develop model panchayats in different states through integrated development
Are lawyers game for cycling to court?
The remark by Chief Justice of India, Justice R M Lodha, that lawyers should start cycling to work has created a flutter in the legal circles. …
Use technology to make PDS transparent, efficient: Wadhwa committee
Supreme Court-appointed panel recommends phasing out private dealers from supply chain and doing away with above poverty line list
Is the government going to scrap the 12th Five Year Plan?
Experts feel this move will erode the gains and lessons learnt from the most inclusive plan so far
Stink over missing toilets: ministry initiates probe
CAG audit may be sought if states fail to disclose correct information, says secretary for drinking water and sanitation
Rajasthan belatedly wakes up to health crisis among mine workers
But there is no credible data available on the number of people suffering from silicosis, an incurable disease
Supreme Court order triggers NREGS wage debate
How much should workers under rural employment scheme be paid if minimum wage fixed by a state is more than that of the Centre?
Forest rights act under scrutiny
Environment ministry does not seem open to criticism