Who are the poor?
Planning Commission's poverty estimates do not reflect ground reality
An exercise in flippancy
Planning Commission report for a low-carbon future disappoints
Fresh development plan for naxal-affected districts
Rural schemes to be more flexible; get more funds
We mapped green spaces in South Africa and found a legacy of apartheid
Using publicly available satellite images in combination with the 2011 census data, we found that virtually all (96 per cent) South African …
Forest rights activists campaign on Twitter to demand CAMPA repeal
Activsts took to Twitter raising issues about misuse of tribal lands, displacement of communities under Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act
This tribal district has become 'immune to drought' with people's participation
Jhabua continues to flourish and maintain its status as a model district while many others fail
SC allows e-auction of Goa's iron ore stocks mined prior to ban
About 11.48 million tonnes of iron ore worth Rs 6,600 crore is lying in various mine lease areas and jetties; money realised will go to …
Haryana ignores Centre's direction to protect Aravalli forests in Faridabad
Mangar development plan proposes universities, mega tourism projects and quarries in one of the last patches of forests having trees native to …
All about agreements
THE IMPLEMENTATION AND EFFECTIVENESS OF INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENTS, THEORY AND PRACTICE·Edited by DG Victor, K Raustiala and …
Transition to pedal
The world is discussing going back to cycling-to-work days. How can we contribute to better environment in 100 km cities?
Another world is possible
Optimism is a great friend but a bad guide. The Asian Social Forum meeting in Hyderabad, India, deliberately avoided this truism while …
Scientists’ panel to add new member for report on GM field trials
Weeks after expert committee recommended moratorium Supreme Court agrees to agriculture ministry's request to add new member to panel
Major revamp of ICDS recommended
Inter-ministerial report calls for improving infrastructure and facilities at anganwadi centres
Union Budget: challenges of public provisioning in India
Will the first budget of the 12th Five-Year Plan make a serious effort to plug loopholes in revenue collection and increase spending on social …
Diesel price hike: no scope for roll back
'Not raising diesel prices would harm economy much more'
Cities all over the world are trying to ease congestion on roads. Not the choked Indian cities, though. Time to make cars in India pay the real …
Why this 'Transit-Oriented Debacle'?
Amendments proposed by DDA threaten to go back to exclusionary planning, congestion-inducing street management and urban-scape without …
Two years of Modi government: A civil society review
According to a report, government allocation in most social sectors do not address critical concerns in health, education and civic …
‘No room left for the car’
Australian environmental activist and professor of sustainability at Curtin University in Perth, Peter Newman loves Indian streets. He shares his …
Market rules UK's land-use planning
Birth control pangs
Injectable contraceptives raise alarm
Let’s talk sex
Awareness campaign changes attitude towards sexual health and family planning in Bihar
Is it a matter of governance?
Sonal Matharu finds out how schemes for women and children are all about making money and neglect their health
ASHAs not enough to deliver healthcare to urban poor: study
'Women in urban slums need a basket of healthcare services to meet their needs'