Metamorphosis of mining policy
In India, policy often becomes dead on arrival
The NDA government's new and revised schemes to augment rural development are yet to show any results
Budget 2016 in cartoons
Growth at the cost of environment?
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
Rajya Sabha passes the Constitutional Amendment Bill on GST
The move paves way for a uniform tax regime in India
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 …
NaMo budget on transport and pollution: Green expectations - Dashed hopes
NDAÃ”Ã‡Ã–s maiden budget upholds and supports UPAII blunders to protect the automobile industry while ignoring the perils of …
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 …
After Jairam Ramesh, now activists criticise green fund rules
They raise questions on the implementation of the rules and demand their withdrawal
'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 government sets up high level panel to amend green laws
Industry has been complaining that requirements set out under these laws have been hindering economic growth
Too many centuries may not win the match
Finance minister allocated Rs 100 crore to 28 programmes, but far less sum to schemes catering to the masses
NDA introduces changes in MGNREGA
Rural development ministry to make social audit compulsory; create more durable assets in blocks and districts, instead of villages
Ministries battle over applicability of Forest Rights Act
As development projects continue to receive Centre’s push, officials within the government fear that rights of tribal communities are …
Supreme Court questions legality of National Board for Wildlife under Narendra Modi
Bars newly constituted board from taking fresh decisions
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 …
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 …