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Withering public consultations

Write to the AuthorBio DiversityEnvironment 09 June 2016 - There is a law to protect biological diversity in India – the Biological Diversity (BD) Act, 2002....

Extraction exceeds recharge

Write to the AuthorWater 20 May 2016 - Earlier this month, Members of Parliament in Lok Sabha discussed the situation of drought and drinking water crisis...

Rays of hope for the ‘local’ in Meghalaya

Write to the AuthorBio DiversityAdivasis 19 March 2016 - Meghalaya is a delightful, hilly state carved from the erstwhile state of Assam in 1972. Fabled for...

How sustainable are the SDGs?

Write to the AuthorAgricultureEnvironmentPoverty 09 December 2015 - The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which are a set of development goals framed by the United Nations in...

Wadi: A model for sustainable tribal livelihood

Write to the AuthorFood SecurityAdivasis 14 August 2015 - Dasmantpur is a tribal block in Koraput district of Odisha. Here, on the hilly and denuded land,...

‘Sarso mein IP ka tadka’ leaves local farmers in the dock

Write to the AuthorGM CropsGovernment opinions 29 June 2015 - Can the provisions on farmers’ rights in India’s intellectual property (IP) law on plant varieties help...

Reversing fate through love for land, forests and water

Write to the AuthorForestsAdivasisOdisha 03 June 2015 - “A good crop will last till June-July while a bad crop lasts till March-April. How can we survive?...

Kerala pioneer eyes new horizons for jackfruit industry

Write to the AuthorEconomyKerala 25 May 2015 - Artocarpus Foods Private Limited, is a newly started food processing company in Kerala. Located at Thaliparamb in Kannur...

The real challenges to sustainable development

Write to the AuthorAgricultureEconomyEnvironmentPoverty 22 May 2015 - The United Nations negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda in New York came close to a political declaration...

Making power supply data a tool for progress

Write to the AuthorAgricultureEnergyGovernment 06 May 2015 - Power outages, low voltage, intermittent electricity supply and load shedding have always been associated with the functioning of...

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Indiabulls PE to buy one million sq ft in Hyderabad for Rs 450 crore...

The multi-phase deal at Phoenix Trivium values the property owned by Hyderabad realtor Phoenix Group at Rs 450 crore, said two persons close to...

Housing complexes in Kolkata to treat own waste Keeping in toes with the...

While Merlin Group, Belani Housing Development Ltd and South City Residents’ Association have already taken up the initiative, all other developers under Confederation of...

No change in real estate law, Housing Minister tells builders The government on...

June 30 has also been set as the deadline for establishing permanent regulators, start websites and the tribunals as prescribed in the law, sources...

Nagpur Metro phase II DPR delayed by two months MahaMetro may be sticking...

A source in MahaMetro said RITES would submit the draft this month. “We will suggest some modifications, if any, and then our consultant will...

SC sets up panel to auction Unitech’s immovable properties of over 600 acres ...

Considering the plight of home buyers who are “waiting with concern to get their money refunded”, a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra...