Budget 2017 Analysis with Sunita Narain
Centre for Science and Environment and Down to Earth analysed the 2017 Budget by Arun …
Along the Kosi: through a narrow path
As part of Down To Earth's travelogue series, we travel to north-east Bihar, where the tempestuous Kosi flows. The Kosi river is infamous for floods in these parts. The government, as a solution, embanked a major part of the river. Has it solved any of the problems of the people, or created some more for them to deal with?
The Chipko movement as it stands today
The idea behind the Chipko movement originated in early 1970s from Mandal, a village in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Forty-three years later, Down To Earth travelled to Chamoli and Tehri Garhwal and spoke to the participants of this movement about its relevance today
Dastaan on pastoralists: interview with Ankit Chadha
Ankit Chadha is a Delhi-based performer of "Dastaangoi", the art of storytelling that evolved across the Muslim world before coming to the Indian subcontinent. Chadha has been telling Dastaans in Delhi and other parts of India since 2010
A peek into Amma's welfare schemes
Tamil Nadu chief minister for six times, Jayalalitha Jayaram died in Chennai on December 5. We bring together a brief summary of her welfare schemes that were loved by her supporters and ensured the state ranked high in socio-economic indices
Antimicrobial resistance emergence and spread: interview with Anthony D So
Anthony D So is Director of Strategic Policy Program at ReAct - Action on Antibiotic Resistance, USA. He has chaired a WHO expert working group on fostering innovation to combat antimicrobial resistance
Antimicrobial resistance in Kenya: interview with Samuel Kariuki
Samuel Kariuki is professor and head, Centre for Microbiology Research at KEMRI, Nairobi. His research interest lies in the epidemiology and molecular characterisation of enteric bacterial pathogens and antimicrobial resistance.
Demonetisation an attack on economy: Shaktiman Ghosh of National Hawkers Federation
On November 8, Centre withdrew legal tender from 500 and 1000 rupee notes in circulation. This came with an aftermath. On November 18, Center for Financial Accountability & Public Finance Public Accountability Collective held a public meeting to discuss what has gone wrong in this decision and its implementation
Baranaja: a climate resilient farming practice
Baranaja is a mixed crop farming practice from Uttarakhand based on traditional wisdom. Millets and pulses are the main crops cultivated through this system. These are healthy foods, especially for people with diabetes, hypertension and heart diseases.
Peatlands of Indonesia: in conversation with Myrna A Safitri
Indonesian peatlands are being burnt for palm oil and paper industries. Last year at the COP 21 in Paris though, Indonesian President Widodo announced that all forest fires and peat fires will be under control and peatlands will be restored. Down To Earth speaks to Myrna A Safitri, Deputy of Education, Socialization, Participation and Partnership at the Peatlands Restoration Agency (BRG)
Clean cook stoves and climate mitigation: Tara Ramnathan explains
Down To Earth is at COP 22 in Marrakech, Morocco. We speak to Tara Ramnathan, prgramme director at Nexleaf Analytics, a company making clean cooking stoves to combat indoor air pollution in rural homes of India and Africa. These stoves come with a monitoring technology for users to find how much they have mitigated. They shall also be rewarded for it
Some facts about Delhi's worst smog in 17 years
Delhi is experiencing deadly smog over the last four days. High pollution levels due to bursting of firecrackers on Diwali, crop burning in the neighbouring states and an increased number of automobiles on roads have given rise to this situation. A mild anti-cyclonic phenomenon is adding on to the problem.