Whose budget is it, Mr Jaitley?
Being the first full year budget of the National Democratic Alliance government, there was expectation that the finance minister's announcements …
The lure of 10 million jobs a year
Employment in agriculture has increased. Will it lead to shed the belief that agriculture will not be able to employ further?
Is PM Modi really a ‘Champion of the Earth’?
Even as the United Nations has selected India's PM for this year's award to honour his role in protecting the environment, his regime's …
Interim Budget 2019: 'Gokul Mission funds have not been suitably utilised at all'
The scheme is just 'lip service' for the Modi government says official even as Piyush Goyal allocates Rs 750 crore to it
Why India's poor laugh at anti-corruption campaigns
Indian anti-corruption drives don't factor in the poor, the worst victims of the scourge
The unbearable burden of 2015
This is the second full budget of the NDA, coinciding with the second year of its governance
Environmentally conscious former PM Vajpayee no more
Two old timers recall the contributions that Vajpayee made to the field of environmental governance in India
Farmer producer organisations need their very own Amul
Instead of encouraging them on paper, the government has to create a few model FPOs in the country and provide institutional support to them
Centre rolls out Agriculture Land Leasing Act, 2016
NITI Aayog's Panagariya wishes to extend the Act to non-agricultural uses as well, which farmer leaders oppose
In a bid to give more fiscal autonomy to states, the Centre in the last budget gave them a higher share in Union tax receipts. Has this helped …
Report card: Environmental governance under NDA government
The government has stepped up action on environmental concerns such as pollution, but retains a myopic view of natural resource management and …
'Relations between non-profits & govt are waning since liberalisation'
In the wake of arrests of 5 human rights activists by Maharashtra police, Down To Earth speaks to activists about what is bringing …
NDA v UPA? What about a democratic and progressive alliance for environment?
The NDA government has not dismantled the environmental governance structure. But it has also not taken measures to strengthen governance
How companies got their way on biodiversity
Amendments to the Biodiversity Act let companies off the hook on having to share the benefits of using biological resources
Narendra Modi-led government’s flagship programme to restore purity and glory of India’s holiest river has made little progress on ground
India's National Action Plan on Climate Change needs desperate repair
India's National Action Plan on Climate Change has been slow to start and its sectoral missions are not aligned with the schemes the government …
Union Budget 2018: Merely increasing funds for Clean Ganga will not ensure results
A CAG report had said underutilised funds and an absence of a long-term plan affecting rejuvenation of Ganga
NGO moves Supreme Court; seeks CBI probe into MGNREGA funds scam in Bihar
Report by Centre for Environment and Food Security says nearly Rs 6,000 crore meant to be paid to wage labourers siphoned off
Budget 2016 in cartoons
Rajya Sabha passes the Constitutional Amendment Bill on GST
The move paves way for a uniform tax regime in India
After Jairam Ramesh, now activists criticise green fund rules
They raise questions on the implementation of the rules and demand their withdrawal
‘Allocation for health services should be double of what it is’
Innovation in medicine and vaccine research a must now
Kerala tribals stand and protest for land
Demand the state government to fulfill its 2001 promise to give land to tribals
Supreme Court questions viability of river linking project
Directs Centre to submit detailed report on project cost and land acquisition
Budget through the years post liberalisation