No sops for rural Indian
No extra funds for MGNREGA, sanitation; allocations reduced for rural roads and housing programme
New Age Approach
We need to go back to the drawing board to reinvent a green toilet. If necessary, to go back to our past and find technological innovations that …
Drowning In Human Excreta
Sanitation for urban India means building flush toilets and linking them to sewer systems. But the price of chasing this dream is leading to an …
"Subsidy culture has killed local agriculture"
Thupstan Chhewang, Chief Executive Councillor and chairperson of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) speaks to Down To Earth.
High altitude, high pressure
Ladakh's leadership is alive to many problems. But, challenges are not easy
Panchayati Raj: A good beginning
But will there be a place for traditional institutions in modern local self-governance?
More energy, Less wastage
Solar is Ladakh's way out of the diesel trap
Eight years of reforms have turned government schools around in Leh district
An attractive Place to go
Tourism's footprint is too big for Leh's infrastructure
A farewell to farms
Ladakh survives on its farms. But can agriculture survive government policies?
Ladakh on the move
Ladakh is the one region in India where sustainable development is the only way ahead. Dry toilets, water efficient crops, cooperative farming, a …
The flush toilet system and the sewage system, which goes with modern day personal hygiene and cleanliness, are part of the environmental problem …
The Centre gives India just about eight years to free its villages of open defecation. This seems unlikely. But the states of Sikkim, Haryana and …
Can faith heal?
Billed as the largest gathering of humanity in recorded history, Maha Kumbh has commenced in Allahabad. Over the next few weeks, pilgrims will …