India's most agriculturally prosperous state, Punjab, is staring at an impending groundwater crisis. Over-extraction of groundwater and faulty …
Bt for Better Times?
Good weather, illegal Bt seeds raise Punjab's sagging cotton yields
Reporter’s diary amid COVID-19: Reaching home
Down To Earth’s Vivek Mishra has walked from Delhi to Shravasti in Uttar Pradesh to capture the plight of workers returning home after …
COVID-19 lockdown: What Punjab, Himachal are doing to keep substance abuse at bay
Amid lockdown, many substance users have turned to alternate drugs fearing withdrawal symptoms
A look at paddy crop residue burning updates
NASA images show how smoke emanating from paddy residue burning is contributing to air pollution
Norms flouted at Punjab and Himachal eye camps
Doctor who performed surgeries at Punjab camp has been arrested while officials of the NGO are still on the run
Now land acquisition stir in Punjab
Farmers protest thermal power project by Indiabulls
Hope for vultures
Farmers oppose WTO
Subsoil carcinogens possible cause of cancer in Punjab
Participation or takeover?
Private companies now dictate terms in Maharashtra’s agriculture sector. Punjab follows suit
Book excerpt: How the ‘Pagri Sambhal Jatta’ Movement resonates with the 2020 anti-Farm Bills agitation
The century-old movement by Bhagat Singh’s uncle was against unjust British efforts to exploit Punjab’s farmers, notes author …
COVID-19 lockdown: Surge in domestic violence cases in Punjab
A 50% spurt in cases of domestic violence has been observed in Punjab since lockdown
विकल्प की उपेक्षा
किसान बासमती से मुनाफा पाने की स्थिति में तो है लेकिन इसके अनिश्चित दाम इसकी पैदावार में सबसे बड़ी बाधा है। सरकारी खरीद सुनिश्चित ...
वायु प्रदूषण : न भागने की जगह है, न छिपने का ठौर
दिल्ली में 50 हजार औद्योगिक ईकाइयां और सैकड़ों निजी डीजल बसों ने अपना कारोबार फैला लिया लेकिन कार्रवाई कुछ न हुई। वायु प्रदूषण के ...
Will Punjab and Haryana HC’s recommendations reduce farmers’ burden?
The court’s suggestions, like making MSP a legal right and increasing it to thrice the cost of production, are practical but need effort in …
What exactly are cattle fed?
In Punjab, too much limestone powder and urea: adulteration hardly a bother for feed-makers
Punjab crop loss spurs debate on pesticide use
Fall of a premier institute
Amid funds siphoning allegations, future of National Institute of Pharma Education seems bleak
Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (September 2, 2020)
Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal
Vaccine units need booster shots
Health ministry orders them to resume production but offers no action plan
'We are unable to produce quality seeds'
India is facing a shortage of pulses. Untimely rains have caused their prices to rise by up to 64 per cent in 2014-15. Experts say we need to …
Punjab's paddy dilemma
In 2009, Punjab became the first state in the country to enact a law banning the sowing of rice before a stipulated date. The aim was to arrest …
Stubble burning forces Delhi to breathe ‘poor’ air
Air quality in Capital touches 280 and three areas respire ‘very poor’ quality air, according to CPCB and SAFAR data
Stubble burning bill: Rs 2 lakh crore/year in air pollution
Over five years, economic loss due to burning of crop residue and firecrackers is estimated to be $190 billion, or nearly 1.7 per cent of India&…