The Other side of Development IV – Green Carpet or Green Desert?

(Raghvendra Vanjari, A R Shwetha, Sheetal Patil, Seema Purushothaman, Dhanya Bhaskar) first posted on Sprawling lawns are inviting spaces. Neighbourhood parks, golf clubs and airport surroundings spread these green carpets amidst concrete jungles.  While wealthy use it to play golf, urban poor use lawns in parks for an afternoon siesta. Hospitals, educational institutions, spiritual... Continue Reading →

Opportunities in sustainable agriculture and organic farming @ Dantewada, Chhattisgarh

A joint effort of Nirmaan Organization and the district administration is taking shape in Dantewada to promote sustainable agriculture and organic farming on large scale in the district. Till today around 3000 farmers are associated with these efforts to strengthen their livelihood based on the principles of self reliance, sustainability and social equity. These farmers... Continue Reading →

Waiting for compliance patiently

first posted @ Himanshu Upadhyaya examines a CAG audit report to point out the blatant non-compliance of environmental laws largely by the Forest officials. It was in September 2003 that the union Ministry of Environment and Forests issued guidelines on collection of Net Present Value (NPV) of forest land in cases of forest land diversion... Continue Reading →

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