Government’s new housing scheme for urban poor leaves vital questions unanswered
According to an unofficial estimate, there is a shortage of more than 40 million dwelling units, with the demand growing at 10 per cent per annum
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
Will Modi keep his power promise?
The NDA government is more than 2,000 days behind schedule for providing electricity to all households in India
Telangana Bill: MPs disrupt Parliament proceedings, 17 suspended
One MP took out a knife in the Lok Sabha and another used pepper spray, say media reports
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 …
Why Congress faced rout in tribal areas
Faulty implementation of FRA said to be a reason for party winning just three of the 41 tribal seats in the country
UPA's development report card
A look at the progress of the Congress-led alliance's flagship programmes
Social sector spending by UPA regime
The UPA government in its 10 years in power increased spending in social welfare sectors but not on agriculture, the backbone of rural economy
Water woes acquire gargantuan proportions
The country’s national leaders have shown a remarkably weak appetite on policy and legislation
Congress manifesto: right to health is next on agenda
Grand old party of India renews some old promises and makes some new ones, but will Congress live up to its promises if it wins a third term?
'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 …
The evolution of the food Bill
The Bill, originally drafted by the National Advisory Council, saw several changes and got diluted over the past three years
What to expect from the budget
Narendra Modi's first budget may have many surprises contrary to popular expectations being raised in media. Don't ignore the deficit monsoon and …
What did the UPA in?
The Congress alliance risked running a welfare programme-oriented government while at the same time giving a consumerist direction to the economy
FDI in retail: UPA government agrees to judicial inquiry into Walmart payoffs
Reports say the retail giant spent over Rs 125 crore on lobbying in India
FDI in retail: some unanswered questions
Urban consumer may benefit, but what about marginal farmers and the environment?
NDA introduces changes in MGNREGA
Rural development ministry to make social audit compulsory; create more durable assets in blocks and districts, instead of villages
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 …
On road to sustainability?
Many nice words, some money but no direction for real change
Environment ministry backtracks on ban on tiger tourism
Will file an affidavit in Supreme Court, seeking review of guidelines that call for phasing out tourism from core tiger habitats
India emerges as largest buffalo meat exporter
Exports by the country exceeded that of Brazil and Australia last year
It is not about farmers
Budget 2013 pushed up allocations for agriculture, but it will not help farmers
UPA misses opportunity to pass landmark mining Bill
Mining and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Bill set to lapse. Passing it would have led to distribution of mining profits to the tune of Rs …
Since the Right To Education Act came into force on April 1, 2010, India has been witnessing an experiment that involves parents in enforcing a …